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Kristin Johnson Senior Matte Painter / Owner at Blendo, Inc.

Summary With a background in traditional fine arts, I feel lucky to work in a field I feel passionate about, and I love the creative process involved in Matte Painting. I've had lots of experience over the years, in all aspects of visual effects. I find solutions to complex visual projects quickly, while accomplishing the highest quality result in my finished artwork. It's been my privilege to work with the teams of talented individuals creating world class visual effects. My specialties include: Photoshop, Maya, Nuke, Vue, Sketchup Pro, After Effects, Illustrator.

Experience Senior Matte Painter / Owner at Blendo, Inc. October 2005 - Present (7 years 7 months) Matte Painter at The Molecule March 2013 - March 2013 (1 month) I contributed over 26 matte paintings & set extensions for the CBS crime drama series, 'Elementary'. Matte Painter at MPC February 2013 - March 2013 (2 months) Lots of fun working in the commercial division, at the Santa Monica facility. Matte Painter at Chemical VFX February 2013 - February 2013 (1 month) Commercial matte painting for an awesome group in Santa Monica. Matte Painter at Mirada Studios October 2012 - February 2013 (5 months) Fantastic experience feature matte painting on 'Pacific Rim'. Matte Painter at A52 September 2012 - October 2012 (2 months) Freelance matte painter for Lexus & Target. Great to work with these guys. Matte Painter at Stargate Studios Page1

June 2012 - August 2012 (3 months) "Dr. Who" / series 7 / Stargate Studios Matte Painting Supervisor at Stargate Studios June 2011 - June 2012 (1 year 1 month) Matte Painting & supervision for episodics such as:"Touch","The Walking Dead","LA Noir" pilot, "The Glades","Beautiful People" pilot,"Beauty & the Beast" pilot Matte Painter at Stargate Studios October 2006 - June 2011 (4 years 9 months) Matte Painting for feature and episodics such as: (2010-2011) - "The Event", "The Walking Dead", "Greys Anatomy", "Haven", "Gates", "Heroes", "In Plain Sight", "Episodes", "PanAm","Atlas Shrugged", "Private Practice", "Garza", "The Office","24". (2006-2009):- "Mad Men", "Defying Gravity", "Crash", "Greek", "Greys Anatomy", "Heroes", "In Plain Sight","Maggie Hill", "Monk", "Saving Grace", "Private Practice","Trauma","24","Commanche Moon","Crossing Jordan". Freelance Flame Artist at Sony Imageworks August 2002 - April 2006 (3 years 9 months) Feature Flame vfx and compositing for projects such as: "Superman-Returns", "Polar Express" (look developement), "Stuart Little 2", "Tuxedo". Freelance Flame Artist / Matte Painter at Gray Matter 2002 - 2006 (4 years) Flame vfx & compositing for features such as: "Ghost Rider", "The Invisible", "Also Starring Pancho Villa" (matte artist), "Adaptation", "xXx", "Old School", Disney Epcot Center Circle Vision Exhibit "Great Wall" (matte artist) Matte Painter / Texture Painter / Flame artist at Rhythm & Hues January 2003 - November 2005 (2 years 11 months) One year staff commercials matte painter and texture artist for: "Chronicles of Narnia", "Superman". Freelance Flame commercials and features artist for projects such as: "Chronicles of Riddick","Daredevil","Garfield". Freelance Matte Painter / Flame Artist at Yu & Co October 2003 - February 2004 (5 months) "First Daughter" Freelance Flame Artist at Centropolis FX September 2002 - December 2002 (4 months) "Open Range" Flame Artist / Nuke Compositor at Digital Domain


February 2002 - October 2002 (9 months) "Star Trek Nemisis" Compositor / Matte Painter at Radium 2000 - 2001 (1 year) compositing, digital matte painting and set supervision of visual effects for national ad campaigns, music videos and episodics including: 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (UPN), "Angel" (Fox Networks) Compositor / Flame artist at Post Logic 1998 - 2000 (2 years) Staff compositor and set supervisor for national ad campaigns, music videos, episodics Inferno / Flame artist at Pacific Ocean Post October 1994 - September 1998 (4 years) Staff flame/inferno compositor and set supervisor for national ad campaigns, music videos and episodics. Flame artist at Autodesk Demo Artist March 1998 - April 1998 (2 months) provided technical compositing instruction for DigitDigit in Hong Kong and Digital Visions in Taipei.

Honors and Awards Emmy Nomination / Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2012 "Touch" / Fox Networks Emmy Nomination / Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2010 "The Walking Dead"/ AMC Emmy Nomination / Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2006 "Into the West" / CBS miniseries

Education Gnomon School of Visual Effects Rhode Island School of Design Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Painting Page3

Skills & Expertise Matte Painting Feature Films Commercials SketchUp Digital Painting Compositing Texture Painting E-on Vue Landscape Painting Watercolor Drawing Nuke Computer Graphics


Kristin Johnson Senior Matte Painter / Owner at Blendo, Inc.

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