About Me

Junior Lighter & Compositor at Reel FX Studios in Dallas, Texas


Sky Young

            Bachelor of Fine Arts, Animation, Brigham Young University                            April 2011


            Lighting & Compositing Lead, Butchered Meats, BYU                                 Jan 2010-Oct 2011
·         Led planning, execution, and improvements with lighting artists
·         Trained 12 lighting artists in lighting principles and techniques
·         Created light rig for 11 texture artists
·         Wrote several Python scripts that exports/imports light attributes
·         Coordinated with Render Wrangler and organized final render settings
·         Composited rendered passes with NUKE & After Effects
·         Digitally painted key color scripts

            Art Director & Lighting Lead, BYU Royden G. Derrick Planetarium        Aug 09-May 11
·         Led planning, execution, and improvements on all aspects of 3d animation
·         Created light rig for texture artists
·         Lit, rendered, and composited final scenes
·         Created animatic
·         Directed design of concept art
·         Created camera layout for Venus sequence

            Character Design Intern, Sandman Studios, Provo, Utah                May 2009-Aug 2009
·         Designed male hero and female villain in comic book style
·         Collaborated on story boards for future projects

            Lead Student Coordinator, Multicultural Student Services, BYU  Nov 2004-March 2005
·         Organized and directed 5 student committees
·         Assigned and assisted in team lead responsibilities
·         Collaborated with 5 department heads to secure equipment, documents, and venues

            Volunteer Representative, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic     Nov 2000-Nov 2002
·         Traveled to train and motivate 21 full-time volunteer representatives in the areas of communication and administration
·         Instructed skill development among full-time volunteers


            Lighting: Maya and Houdini
            Rendering, Photorealistic: Renderman for Maya, Mantra, mental ray
            Compositing: Nuke, After Effects, Composite
            Scripting Language: Python (intermediate), MEL (intermediate)
            Shading: Slim – Renderman for Maya, Hyperspace for Maya
            Advanced understanding of: Photoshop and Painter