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Jonathan Davis

 

jdavis234@gmail.com

828-214-0167

 


EDUCATION
2001-2004: Savannah College of Art & Design
BFA - Computer Art - Focus in 3D animation.
Portfolio scholarship – 2002, lighting and co-production of a Student Academy Award nominated
short film, The Old Man and The Fish.
Graduation Date: May 2004
2000-2001: University of Wisconsin


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Software & Tools Maya, Katana, Nuke, Photoshop, Premiere
Proficient with Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms.
Traditional Media Drawing, Painting


EXPERIENCE

Employer: Walt Disney Animation Studios
Position: Lighting Artist
Time Period: April 2019 – Present
Location: Burbank, CA
Tasks: Responsible for key lighting, shot lighting and compositing.
Features:
Frozen (2019) Raya and the Last Dragon (2020) Encanto (2021)
Shorts/Series:
Short Circuit, Baymax! (Disney+)

Employer: Sony Pictures Imageworks
Position: Senior Lighting Technical Director
Time Period: January 2018 – December 2018
Location: Vancouver, BC
Tasks: Responsible for shot lighting and compositing and stereo work for the animated feature film, Spider-Man: Into
the Spider-Verse.

Employer: Blue Sky Studios , 20th Century Fox
Position: Lighting Technical Director
Time Period: September 2005 – December 2017
Location: Greenwich, CT
Tasks: Responsible for sequence shot lighting and compositing on nine feature animated films, as
well as three short films.
• Worked with leads to establish master lighting scripts.
• Worked with art directors, creating lighting for early character development.
• Worked with the developers of Angry Birds to create a cinematic for a Rio themed
mobile game.
• Set dressed and assembled sets in Layout.
• Assisted the Fur department with creating furry characters .
Developed training documentation and courses for new lighting hires.
Features:
Ferdinand (2017) Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Rio (2011)
The Peanuts Movie (2015) Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Rio 2 (2014) Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
Epic (2013) Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Shorts:
Ice Age 4D (2016) Surviving Sid (2008) No Time for Nuts (2006)

Employer: Omation Studios, Paramount Pictures
Position: Lighting Artist
Time Period: June 2005 - August 2005
Location: San Clemente, CA
Tasks: Responsible for shot lighting and compositing for the animated feature film, The Barnyard.

Employer: Fathom Studios
Position: Lighting Artist
Time Period: July 2004 - June 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Tasks: Responsible for shot lighting and compositing and creating master lighting for artists for the
feature animated feature film, Delgo.

Lighting Demo Reel @ http://vimeo.com/588691373
-Professional references available upon request.-

 

2010 - present

2010 - present