David Conlon

David Conlon

About Me

Artist, Problem Solver, Creator
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Lead Lighting and Look Development Artist

With 15 years of experience, I specialize in physically-based Lighting using Katana and rendering in Arnold and with OSL shaders.  As a lead, I manage the show's material library, templates, and quality control of the team's work.

I am also the liaison between the lighting department and the shading/rendering development departments to make sure there is clear communication and development goals are achieved. With strong leadership abilities, I manage training and education on internal tools and workflows as well as take 'point' on creative and technical problems the show needs to solve.  I can work independently to reach creative goals and can perform under tight deadlines.  I enjoy working with large exterior environments, hero characters and as well as creating standards and sequence key-lighting.

Skills

Lighting

Without lighting, the shots would be black.

Look Development

Making characters and environments look their best

Creativity

Problem solving, creating something from nothing, making something no one has seen before


Other Interests

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Avid climber both indoors and out
Ultimate

Ultimate

Avid Ultimate player on grass and the beach

Photography

Amateur photographer

Strength Coach

I am a certified functional strength coach

Resume

15 Years of Experience

Education

2002-2005

University of Southern California

MFA, Animation and Digital Art

School of Cinematic Arts

1998-2002

Texas A&M University

Bachelors of Environmental Design

School of Architecture

Experience

Current

Lead Look Development Artist

Sony Pictures Imageworks

"Vivo"

2018-2019

CG Supervisor

Sony Pictures Imageworks

"Smallfoot" - Internal CG Supervisor for Lighting team
responsible for 2 sequences and all marketing images
"Super Soozie" - CG Supervisor for DVD short film

2009 - 2018

Lead Lighting and Look Development

Sony Pictures Imageworks

"Smallfoot"
"The Emoji Movie"
"Angry Birds"
Software Development Group
"Popeye Test
"Rock Dog Test"
"Smurfs 2"
"Hotel Transylvania"
"The Smurfs"

June 2007- September 2009

Lighting Technical Director

Sony Pictures Imageworks

"Cats and Dogs 2"
"G-Force"
"Beowulf"

September 2009 - December 2009

Lighting Technical Director

Imagemovers Digital

"A Christmas Carol"

May 2005 - June 2007

Associate Technical Director

Sony Pictures Imageworks

"Surf's Up!"
"Monster House"

Technical Skills

Katana

Arnold

OSL

Nuke

Python

Unix

Photoshop

After Effects

Illustrator

Demo Reels

Lighting and Lookdevelopment
Lighting Demo Reel
Lighting Demo Reel
Portfolio Project 1
Portfolio Project 1
Media

Contact

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Please reach out for any inquires or demo reel requests!

Los Angeles, USA
david@davidconlon.net
(310)741-9147

Coaching

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Coming Soon