|David Jon Nelson
I am a Freelance Houdini FX Artist. My primary 3D package is Houdini, but I also have experience in Autodesk Maya, Fusion 8, Photoshop, After Effects, Mocha, and I have production experience animating in 3DS Max.
I graduated from CG Spectrum College of Digital Art and Animation with a certificate in 3D Character Animation. I then went to work for the Oregon City based company, SuperGenius. I worked as a cinematics animator on Activision's AAA title, Skylanders: Trap Team, I also worked on gameplay animation for Telltales: The Walking Dead, Telltales: A Wolf Among Us, and Marvel's Super Hero Squad Online. From there I transitioned to freelance VFX and Compositing work. I was the VFX Supervisor for the film “A Fairy’s Game” (2018) Starring Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison, Tim Russ, and Ava Kolker from Disney’s Girl Meets World.
VFX Generalist for Aeterna Post Production Inc.
Los Angeles, CA — JUN 2017 - DEC 2017
Visual Effects Artist for Nickelodeon's Game Shakers Season 2
Visual Effects Artist for Nickelodeon's Henry Danger Season 4
VFX Generalist for Bat In The Sun Productions
Los Angeles, CA — APR 2017 - JUL 2017
VFX Generalist for Super Power Beat Down: Episode 22
VFX Generalist for Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe
VFX Supervisor for R1sk Magic Movie LLC on the feature film “A Fairy’s Game”
Portland, OR/Los Angeles, CA — NOV 2015 - FEB 2017
Junior Animator for SuperGenius
Oregon City, OR — DEC 2013 - JUN 2014
CG Spectrum Film and Game School
Certificate of Animation — 2012-2013
Portland Community College
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree — 2008 - 2012