Digital Media Artist

Resume

Business

2018-now                                Senior Lecturer, Animation College, Auckland

2017                                        CG Supervisor, Toybox NZ, Auckland

2016                                        Senior Animation Artist and Advisor, Yukfoo Studio, Auckland

2015                                        Visual Effects Artist at CherryCherry VFX, Istanbul

2014                                        Animation Creative Artist at Imaj Post Production, Istanbul

2013                                        Animation Generalist at Cordoba Animation, Istanbul

2011-2013                               Animation and Creative Artist at Ulkutay Productions, Istanbul

1999-2011                               Founder and Director at Didar Pictures, Tehran

 

Education

2015-now                                PhD candidate in “Art and Design”, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

2005-2008                              Master of Arts in “Cinema”, University College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Iran

2000-2005                               Bachelor of Arts in “Business Management”, School of Management, Imam Sadiq University, Tehran, Iran

 

Academic Positions

Feb 2018- now                        Senior Lecturer, Animation College, Auckland, New Zealand

Feb 2016- now                        Casual Lecturer in Digital Design Department, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand

Sep 2009- Sep 2011                Part-time Lecturer in Cinema Department at Azad University of Bushehr, Iran

Sep 2006- Sep 2009                Part-time lecturer in Film and Animation College at University of Applied Science and Technology of Tehran, Iran

 

Research Interests                Film and Narrative, Creative Writing, Design Theories, Animation and Visual Effects, Virtual Reality, Cognitive Psychology, Media and Communication Studies, Pedagogy and Education

 

Media Skills:                          Script Writing, Creative Directing, Animation, Visual Effects, Motion Capture, Virtual Reality, Cinematography, Lighting, Editing, Audio Mixing, Video Mapping, Production Management

 

Demo Reel Link:                   vimeo.com/hossein/demoreel

 

Youtube Tutorial Page:        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvTWGDd7mEptCm7zsgvt5cg

 

Computer and Digital Cinema Skills:

 

CG:                                         Maya, Houdini, Zbrush, Motion Capture Tech (Motion Analysis Cortex, Vicon Shogun, Faceware)

Render Engines:                   Arnold, VRay, Redshift, Renderman

Programming:                       Python, MEL

Game Engines:                      Unreal Engine, Unity, Construct 2

Compositing:                         The Foundry Nuke, Adobe After Effects

Tracking:                               Syntheyes, PFTrack, 3DEqualizer

Editing:                                  Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere

Color Grading:                      Davinci Resolve

Sound:                                    Apple Logic, Adobe Audition, Steinberg Cubase

Graphics:                               Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Project Management:            Shotgun Software, MS Project

 

 

Activities and Work Experiences

year                                         position                                                   project type              project name                           production studio

2018                                        Modeling/Shading/Lighting/Comp          TVC                        “Genesis”                                Toybox

https://vimeo.com/239045152

2018                                        Modeling/Shading/Lighting/Comp          TVC                        “Roland McDonald”               Toybox

2018                                        Geo-data Analysis & Modeling              TVC                        “Flow Software”                     Toybox

2017                                        Motion Graphics                                     TVC                        “Paw Patrol”                           Toybox

2017                                        Motion Graphics                                     TVC                        “Smith City”                            Toybox

2017                                        Motion Graphics                                     TVC                        “Super Liquor Christmas”       Toybox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ejQPxHBeE

2017                                        Motion Graphics                                     TVC                        “Pepper Money”                     Toybox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb2WpSFClBE

2017                                        Motion Graphics                                     TVC                        “Paw Patrol”                           Toybox

2017                                        Motion Graphics                                     TVC                        “Peugeot 3008”                       Toybox

2017                                        Motion Graphics                                     TVC                        “Emirates Retail”                     Toybox

2017                                        Modeling/Rigging/Lighting/Comp          TVC                        “Good Health Turmeric”         Toybox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xelUZkkU3yc

2017                                        Modeling/Rigging/Lighting/Comp          TVC                        “Good Health Viralix”            Toybox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzfy7HmmEKE

2017                                        VR Camera/Layout/Light/Rendering       Virtual Reality         “KrispyKreme VR”                 Yukfoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3352Lzytqik

2017                                        Camera/Light/Compositing                     TVC                        “CDU VET”                           Yukfoo

https://vimeo.com/199729857

2017                                        Rigging/Layout/Camera/Light/Comp      TVC                        “CDU Love”                           Yukfoo

https://vimeo.com/200602564

2016                                        VFX Supervisor/Animation/Comp         Short Film               “Sparrow”                               Welby Ings

https://vimeo.com/171367901

2016                                        Rigging/Layout/Camera/Light/Comp      TVC                        “Quilton”                                 Yukfoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8O2ME4_7_8

2016                                        Layout/Camera/Lighting/Comp               TVC                        “CDU Eagle”                          Yukfoo

https://vimeo.com/171676892

2015                                        Animation Producer / Compositing         Video Mapping       “23 Nisan Gala”                      Rajans Studio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozzHOz0hhac

2015                                        Rigging/Layout/Texture/Light/Comp      Animation               “IGO IGDAS”                        Creaturk

https://vimeo.com/126980428

2015                                        VFX Artist / Compositing                      TV Series                “Dirilis”                                   Genius Park

https://vimeo.com/126544344

2014                                        VFX Artist / Compositing                      Feature Film            “8 Seconds”                            CherryCherry VFX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4cQ0Z9Wibo

2014                                        Modeling / Rigging / Layout                   TVC                        “Eti Cin Mini”                         Imaj Post Production

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMI3sNleomk

2014                                        Modeling / Rigging / Layout                   TVC                        “Eti Cin Azerbaycan”              Imaj Post Production

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbdlQwA57wM

2012                                        Director                                   Animated Feature (pitch)         “Layla & Majnoon”                 Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/hossein/bloodofeden

2012                                        TD/Rigging/Simulation/Light/Comp       TVC                        “Ozmo Cornet”                       Ulkutay Productions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWspz7YGi7o&feature=plcp

2012                                        TD/Rigging/Simulation/Light/Comp       TVC                        “Buyumix”                              Ulkutay Productions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKu0KLLWGTM&feature=plcp

2011                                        Director/Cinematographer/Editor            Indie Film                “Forty Seven”                         Didar Film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xIGSqXSOQs

2011                                        Actor                                                       TVC                        “Safari Card”                           Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/34210970

2011                                        Producer                                                  TVC                        “Ave Shower Gel”                  Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54663019

2011                                        Producer / Creative Director                    TVC                        “Golrang Baby Shampoo II”   Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/53186642

2010                                        Producer / Creative Director                    TVC                        “Golrang Baby Shampoo”      Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/53186640

2010                                        Producer / Creative Director / FX TD     TVC                        “Golrang Detergent”               Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/34210705

2010                                        Producer / Creative Director / Editing     TVC                        “Cavalier Insect Killer”            Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54523848

2010                                        Producer / Sr. Comp                               TVC                        “Goli Dishwashing Gel”         Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54663020

2009                                        Producer / 2d-3d Pipeline Developer      TVC                        “Siv Baby Shampoo”              Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/53186643

2009                                        Director / Writer / TD / Editor TVC                        “Daiti Ice Cream”                    Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54518015

2009                                        Producer / Creative Director                    TVC                        “Pooneh Baby Toothpaste”     Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/44641875

2009                                        Producer / Compositing                          TVC                        “Ave Glass Cleaner”               Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/53186639

2009                                        Director / Cinematographer                     TVC                        “Atie Hamsaran”                     Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54663017

2009                                        Director / Cinematographer                     TVC                        “Credit Card”                          Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54663018

2009                                        Producer / Compositing                          TVC                        “Golrang Domino”                  Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54608732

2009                                        Animation Producer / Stereo TD             Animated Series      “Red Projects”                         Touchwood UK

https://vimeo.com/54661106

2008                                        Producer / Compositing                          TVC                        “Ave Shampoo Vitamix”        Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54523850

2007                                        Producer / Compositing                          TVC                        “Pooneh L. L. Toothpaste”      Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54524370

2007                                        Producer / Compositing                          TVC                        “Sepid Stain Remover”           Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54524365

2007                                        Producer / Editing / Sound Mixing         TVC                        “Sepid Carpet Shampoo”        Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54606978

2006                                        VFX Supervisor / Compositing              Music Video           “Taahaa”                                  Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54607202

2006                                        VFX Supervisor                                     VFX for TV Series “40 Soldier”                            Didar Film

https://vimeo.com/54523829

 

Teaching Experiences:

 

2018 – now                             teaching below courses at Animation College, New Zealand

Year 3 Studio – Narrative and Story

 

2015 – 2017                            teaching below courses at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand

Digital Design Studio I, II and III – Intro to 3D Animation

 

2009 – 2011                            teaching below courses at Azad University of Bushehr, Iran:

Film Editing, Digital Film Lab – Digital Visual Effects – Color Theory – Sound Mixing and Editing I and II – Intro to CGI Animation – Animation Production

 

2006 – 2009                            teaching below courses at University of Applied Science and Technology of Tehran, Iran:

Film Editing I and II – Communication Theories – Animation Production I and II – Cinematography I

 

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

2017                                        recognized post graduate project, Post Graduate Symposium, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand

2016                                        graduate assistantship and tuition waver scholarship to study PhD in Art and Design, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand

2010                                        member of advisory committee, The Global Contemporary, Karlsruhe Zentrum Fur Kunts, Germany

2008                                        honorary trainee for Motion Capture Technology, Vicon Motion Systems, Oxford, UK

2005                                        tuition waver scholarship to study MA in Cinema, University of Tehran, Iran

2000                                        full fund scholarship to study BA in Business Management, Imam Sadiq University, Iran

1998                                        achieved second best GPA, Dehkhoda High School, Iran

 

Research, Development and Publications

2016-2018                               Displacement of Self-Continuity: A Creative Inquiry into Identity Theories in a Narrative Short Film. AUT University – A practice-led research for my PhD studies under supervision of Professor Welby Ings.

 

2015                                        Film on Faultline (Book Chapter). Edited by Alan Write – Chapter 16: Interview with Abbas Kiarostami. Intelect Books.

 

2014                                        Educational Use of Functional Elements in Designing Tablet Based Interactive E-Books and Its Application in Word Learning in Young Children – Koc University – Submitted to American Journal of Education.

 

2014                                        Mobile Interactive Digital Storytelling for Preschool Children – Koc University – Submitted to Educational Technology Research and Development.

 

2014                                        The Story that the Heart Tells for Children: Interactive Storytelling and Computational Algorithms of Blood Flow – Koc University – Submitted to Interaction Design and Children 2014.

 

2012                                        Motion Pictures, New Media and Philosophy of Science: Toward Authentic Scientific Theorizing for Motion Pictures – a personal survey on “Context of Discovery” and “Context of Justification” in the area of motion picture and how it may relate to philosophy of science.

 

2008                                        Aesthetics and Semiotics of Computer Generated Visual Effects in the Works of Denis Muren (Master’s Thesis Submitted in for   M.A. Degree in , University College of Fine Arts) – Tehran University.

 

2006                                        Evaluations of Global Institutions and Economic Conditions, Questionnaire and Methodology – BBC World Service Poll and International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland

 

2006                                        Global Poll Finds Diverse Economic Perceptions – BBC World Service Poll and International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland – accomplished by PARS Advanced Research Scholars.

 

Language Skills

Fluent:                                     English, Farsi

Good at:                                  Arabic, Turkish