The new breed of special effects technicians use computer generation animation with details so high they are indistinguishable from reality when seen on the big screen and at home. Thanks to CGI Special Effects Technicians who make have mastered specialized computers in generation realistic images and animation, film directors can now engage in their vision with unparalleled realism that would otherwise be too expensive to shoot.
Sample CGI Special Effects Technician CV Template
James Ford M. Breck
Bayham St., London, UK
To work as a CGI Special Effects Technician in a film or TV production outfit
2001– Present: CGI Special Effects Technician, Shepperton Studios,
- Assist in the setting-up of blue or green backdrop in a studio for actions to be captured on special digital cameras
- Process blue screen captures for compositing on the CGI Silicon Graphics Workstations
- Operate MASSIVE (Multiple Agent Simulator System in Virtual Environment) to create large crowds from small groups shot in real time.
- Create from scratch or re-use templated creatures on the special effects database
- Operate special digital cameras to enable CGI-ready takes
- Excellent computer literacy in operating high technology animation workstations including Silicon Graphics supercomputers
- Excellent artistic creativity in compositing computer generated animation from scratch or from libraries.
- Excellent verbal communication skills to deal with film and art directors
Portfolio of CGI special effects on film and TV available on request
1998 – 2001: Diploma in 3D Animation, SAE Institute, Oxford
1995 – 1998: BS Computer Science, King’s College, London
To be furnished upon request