Work History

Feel free to contact me by voice on my mobile telephone +61-417-801-006, or use the Contact Form on this site Sam is a Visual Effects Artist residing in Adelaide South Australia with his wife Anna and his daughter Maia. Sam was born in a South Australian country town called Jamestown in 1972. He grew up under his Mother's care in Adelaide South Australia where he lived with his sister Emma and his brother Tom. Sam attended East Adelaide Primary School, Glenunga High School and Scotch College. His adult education consisted of a Honours Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Adelaide and a Diploma in Applied Design (Multimedia) at Modbury TAFE. He is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science part time at the University of Adelaide. Sam has worked at a variety of jobs over his career, such as molecular research into inflammatory bowel disease and malting of barley for beer production. Before moving onto a career in digital content creation. Currently Sam is enjoying a career in Visual Effect Production for Hollywood feature films. He has worked on features full time for since early 2004 and is now a member of the Visual Effects Society. Please explore this web site to find out about Sam and his body of work
Title Project Type Client Employer Role(s) Supervisor(s) Start Date End Date
X-Men : Apocalyspe Film Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Rising Sun Pictures Lead Pipeline TD
Kevin Campbell : Head of Production Technology
Dennis Jones : Visual Effects Supervisor
October, 2015 April, 2016
Gods of Egypt (2016) Film Lionsgate Pictures Rising Sun Pictures Lead Pipeline TD
Kevin Campbell, Pipeline Supervisor RSP
Tim Crosbie, VFX Supervisor RSP
November, 2014 November, 2015
Legend of Tarzan (2016) Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures Lead Pipeline TD Kevin Campbell, Pipeline Supervisor RSP November, 2014 March, 2016
Pan Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures
Asset Build Lead
Lead Pipeline TD
Dennis Jones
Kevin Campbell
August, 2014 June, 2015
The Water Diviner Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures Asset Build Lead Marc Varisco June, 2014 August, 2014
The Pirates (2014 Korean) Film unknown Rising Sun Pictures
Asset Build Lead
Data Wrangler
Dennis Jones March, 2014 May, 2014
ANZAC Girls Television Series ABC TV Rising Sun Pictures Asset Build Lead Dennis Jones February, 2014 April, 2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past Film 20th Century Fox Rising Sun Pictures
Asset Build Lead
Layout
Rigid Body Simulations
Lighting
Asset Supervisor: Dennis Jones
Animation Director: Nick Pill
Visual Effect Supervisor: Tim Crosbie
October, 2013 March, 2014
i Film Aascar Film P. Rising Sun Pictures
Asset Build Lead
Pipeline Development
Asset Supervisor: Dennis Jones May, 2013 August, 2013
iFrankenstein Film Lakeshore Entertainment Rising Sun Pictures CG Supervisor
Internal VFX Supervisor : Adam Pashcke
External VFX Supervisor : James McQuade
April, 2013 June, 2013
The Wolverine (2013) Film 20th Century Fox Rising Sun Pictures Asset Build Lead
Dennis Jones (Asset Supervisor)
Tim Crosbie (VFX Supervisor)
March, 2013 June, 2013
The Seventh Son Film Warner Brothers Pictures Rising Sun Pictures Asset Build Lead
Tim Crosbie
Dennis Jones
John Dykstra - Client
October, 2012 June, 2013
The Great Gatsby (2013) Film Warner Brothers Pictures Rising Sun Pictures
Asset Build Lead
Asset Supervisor
FX Artist
Dennis Jones
Tim Crosbie
Adam Pashcke
Chris Godfrey - Client
October, 2012 February, 2013
Gravity (2013) Film Velocity Pictures for Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures CG Supervisor Tony Clarke: RSP VFX Supevisor November, 2011 May, 2013
Red Tails Film Lucasfilm Rising Sun Pictures CG Supervisor
Internal VFX Supervisors : Dennis Jones and Paul Kirwan
External VFX Supervisors : Craig Hammack and Russell Earl
March, 2011 September, 2011
Green Lantern Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures CG Supervisor
VFX Supervisor: Dennis Jones
Producer: Richard Thwaites
External VFX Supervisor: Kent Houston
October, 2010 April, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Pt 1 Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures
Lighting TD
FX TD
Cloth TD
Sequence Supervisor : Ben Roberts
VFX Supervisor : Sean Mathiesen
VFX Producer : Martin Wiseman
June, 2010 September, 2010
The Dragon Pearl Film Independant : Director , Mario Andreacchio Rising Sun Pictures
CG Supervisor
Lighting and Shading TD
RnD TD : Scales and Fur
VFX Supe: John Dietz December, 2009 May, 2010
Avatar (2009) Film LightStorm / Fox Studios Weta Digital Lighting TD
VFX Supe: Joe Letteri
Sequence Supe: Wayne Stables
July, 2009 November, 2009
Terminator Salvation Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures
Lighting TD
Technical Lead
CG Supervisor: Ben Pashke
VFX Supervisor : Sean Mattias
Producer : John Dietz
January, 2009 April, 2009
Watchmen Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures Digital Compositor
VFX Supervisor : Dennis Jones
VFX Producer : John Dietz
November, 2008 December, 2008
Harry Potter 6 : Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures
Pipeline Developer
Lighting TD
Shading TD
CG Supervisors: Phil Barrenger and Dan Bethell
VFX Supervisor : Greg Yepes
VFX Producer : Charlotte Langthorne
December, 2007 April, 2009
The Ruins Film DreamWorks SKG Rising Sun Pictures
Lighting TD
Pipeline Support
VFX Supervisor: Ken McGraw
CG Supervisor : Malcolm Humphreyes
September, 2007 January, 2008
Get Smart Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures
CG Supervisor
Generalist TD
Lighting TD
VFX Supervisor : Tony Clark
Producer : Andrea Blundell
August, 2007 September, 2007
The Seeker : Dark is Rising Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures
Pipeline Developer
Lighting and Shading TD
VFX Supervisor : Gregory Yepes
Producer : Martin
February, 2007 August, 2007
28 Weeks Later Film Fox International Rising Sun Pictures Camera Tracking VFX Supervisor : John Dietz February, 2007 April, 2009
Harry Potter 5 : The Order of the Phoenix Film Warner Brothers Rising Sun Pictures Lighting TD January, 2007 April, 2007
Where the Wild Things Are Film Warner Brothers Pictures Rising Sun Pictures
Lighting/Shading/Rendering TD
Pipeline Development
VFX Supervisor : John Dietz
CG Supervisor : Phil Barrenger
November, 2006 September, 2007
Charlotte's Web Film Paramount Pictures Rising Sun Pictures
Rigging
Pipeline Development
Shading
Support TD
VFX Supervisor : John Dietz
CG Supervisor : Phil Barrenger
March, 2005 August, 2006
A Sound of Thunder Film Warner Brothers Pictures cgCharacter for VFXPC
Rigging
Pipeline Development
Muscle Simulation
Fluid Simulation
VFX Supervisor :
CG Supervisor :
March, 2004 November, 2004
PALAS Jewellery Web PALAS Anna Hodge Web Developer
Anna Hodge
Anna Diamond
Eran Svigos
September, 2002 April, 2016
Assured : Save Big Bikkies Television Commercial Aquired Home Loans Self Employed
Animation
Modelling
Texturing
Lighting
Rendering
None August, 2002 August, 2002
Manpower Computer Based Training Interactive Manpower Australia Quoin Technology
Mutimedia Author
Multimedia Programmer
Chris Green February, 2002 April, 2002
Instructor @ Mad Academy Training Students Mad Academy Trainer Sam Papas August, 2001 September, 2004
Land Information NZ Computer Based Training Interactive Land Information New Zealand
Quoin Technology
Quoin Ethnic Earth
Multimedia Author Chris Green August, 2001 March, 2002
Logan City Council Web Logan City Council Queensland Quoin Technology Web Developer Chris Green July, 2001 November, 2001
Lecturer @ TAFE SA Training Students TAFE SA Lecturer None July, 2001 April, 2009
HealthSouth Injury/Surgical Animation Web Healthsouth Torson Pty Ltd Head of Digital Media Mark MacAllister June, 2000 November, 2000
NBC Olympics 2000 Web Quokka Sports via NBC Torson Pty Ltd Head of Digital Media Mark MacAllister November, 1999 March, 2000
Human Musculoskeletal System Interactive Venture Capital Torson Pty Ltd Head of Digital Media
Mark Snoswell
Mark MacAllister
January, 1998 March, 2005
For the good of Beer : Thermostability of 1,3-1,4 alpha beta glucanase in barley Science University of Adelaide Horticulture Viticulture and Oenology Deptartment Research Officer Prof Peter B Hoj February, 1995 June, 1996
Bovine Insulin Like Growth Factor Binding Protien 2 Science University of Adelaide Student
Student
Protien Expression
Recombination DNA Manipulation
PCR Mutagenisis
Protien Purification
John Wallace
Goran Forsberg
January, 1994 November, 1994
Messenger RNA expression of IGFII during gut disease Science Gastroentorology Department at Womens and Children's Hospital Child Health Research Institute Research Assistant
Dr Corey Hart
Dr Leanna Read
February, 1993 December, 1994
Yeast Pyruvate Carboxylase Science University of Adelaide Volunteer DNA Sequencing
Michelle Walker
John Wallace
June, 1992 February, 1993