DREW DELA CRUZ (512) 203-2416
11400 Eveningstar Dr. / Austin, TX / 78739
ABOUT ME Highly experienced and dedicated VFX Artist. Excels in bridging the gap between artist and producer. Self-starter with a drive, professional passion, and an uncanny ability to recognize problems and initiate corrective actions in a multitude of areas. Hungry for the opportunity to bring success to the commercial video business and film industry. Skills include VFX Compositing, On-Set and Compositing Supervision, Color-Timing, 3D Modelling, Creative Direction, and Previs.
EDUCATION BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ADVERTISING (1988 - 1992)
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Completed the creative track in advertising at the University of Texas to become an art director.
BACHELOR OF ARTS PLAN II HONORS (1988 - 1992)
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN One of 200 students accepted annually - from a 30,000-person student body - for the University of Texas’ Honors Program.
EMPLOYMENT VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST ON-SET SUPERVISOR SUPERVISING COMPOSITOR COLORIST (2009 - 2017)
TROUBLEMAKER DIGITAL STUDIOS Worked closely with director Robert Rodriguez. On-Set VFX Super for Spy Kids 4 and Machete Kills. Comp Super for Predators and Machete Kills. Lead Colorist for seasons two and three of From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series. Title designer for Sin CIty: A Dame to Kill For. Prevised several projects.
AUTODESK SMOKE FINISHER (2006-2009)
1080 INC. Conformed and provided visual effects for commercials and television series. Worked with GSD&M and Beast Editorial for clients including Southwest Airlines, BMW, Marshall’s, Church’s Chicken, and History Channel.
FLAME COMPOSITOR SUPERVISING COMPOSITOR (2004-2006)
TROUBLEMAKER DIGITAL STUDIOS Supervised a team of eight compositors for Planet Terror. Composited in Flame and supervised other artists in Shake.
AUTODESK INFERNO ARTIST (1998-2004)
MATCH FRAME Combined 3D and print-design skills to conform and composite for clients including Burger King, Continental Airlines and Procter & Gamble.
INTERACTIVE DEPARTMENT LEAD (1996 -1998)
CREATIVE LINK STUDIO, INC. Developed a boutique interactive department. Hand-coded HTML. Worked with Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Softimage.
VIDEO GRAPHICS SUPPORT (1994 - 1996)
MATCH FRAME Generated computer graphics using Adobe Photoshop and DFX. Concepted and developed storyboards for local and worldwide clients.
GRAPHIC ARTIST (1992 - 1994)
GROVES CHENEY GUERRA One of a two-man art department. Developed an intimate knowledge of print design. Furthered my skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark.
DMB&B (May 1991 - July 1991)
COPYWRITING INTERN Responsible for writing radio copy and supporting the art department.
AUTODESK FLAME, SMOKE, LUSTRE, NUKE, MODO, MARI, MAYA, XSI, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, AFTER EFFECTS