A Bunch of Short Guys Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review Part 2

This is part 2 of our Portfolio Review. This review is open to students and professionals. We will have reviewers from several different disciplines from the CG/Film/VFX industry.

Date: August 16th 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: UTA Fine Arts Building

700 Greek Row Dr Arlington, Texas 76010

Ramsey Ruelas

Ramsey Ruelas is an Independent Motion Designer who helps ad agencies, design studios, & animation houses in tough situations. Combining graphic design with animation principles, Ramsey’s work has appeared on screens of all sizes.

While still finishing his degree, Ramsey was hired at Dallas commercial studio Janimation in 2007 where he quickly went from intern to lead 2D designer. He ventured out on his own in 2011 with a short stint designing for mobile. Ramsey is currently a board member for the Dallas Society of Visual Communications & Chair for the National Student Show & Conference.

Ramsey occasionally gets chased by elephants.

Lyn caudle

Lyn Caudle, is a Visual Effects Supervisor, and has recently begun Directing as well. He has been in the industry for over 25 years. He spent the first several years working freelance on film and television productions, then he went on to building and running his own company CFX Special Effects. In 2000, Lyn jumped the fence into post production and took his experience from the set to the computer, at Janimation He worked there for almost 12 years. His work also includes but is not limited to: on-set supervision, design and implementation of effects for any given shot or project, and effects animation (i.e. smoke, fire, wind, cloth, hair, explosions, dust and debris). He is now a Director working on “special” projects that are both technically challenging and creatively demanding. He works on commercials, video game trailers and shots for feature films. He is an avid traveler and photographer. Currently he is a Lighting / Compositing Artist, and VFX Supervisor at ReelFX Creative Studios. Lyn started his carrier on the effects crew of live action productions. Some of his most recognizable projects are: “Lonesome Dove” trilogy, “Problem Child”, “Ace Ventura II – When Nature Calls”, “Dallas” television series and the “Walker – Texas Ranger” series. Some notable accomplishments include an Emmy nomination for his first large scale project which was “Lonesome Dove”; he was the only crew member to work on the entire “Lonesome Dove” trilogy.” - See more at: http://www.lynspace.com/about/#sthash.8NjfsNIw.dpuf

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Ludovick Michaud

After graduating from the NAD’s film and television program in 1996, Ludovick Michaud spent
five years traveling the world for Softimage helping integrate XSI into the workflow of 30 different
companies. Since leaving Softimage, Ludo has enjoyed an extensive 17-year VFX career,
encompassing over 2,000 projects spanning from commercials, films, game trailers, web
contents, to marketing pieces. Ludo’s technical supervisor credits include Spy Kids 2 and 3D. His
most current work as Senior Technical Director and Pipeline Supervisor for Universal Studios’
Minion Mayhem Ride won both Annie and VES awards. Ludo has also supervised CG for three
independent feature films and contributed to numerous blockbuster films including X-Men
Origins- Wolverine. He is known in the industry as a “render guru” and serves as an independent
consultant for multiple studios. Although his training is technical in nature (pipeline and workflow
tools), he is well known for his talented creative directing (lighting and compositing).

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