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ANDREW CUNNINGHAM

DIGITAL MATTE PAINTER | CONCEPT ARTIST | ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS

IMDB Credits

Digital Matte Painter with over 10 + years experience in the TV / Film / VFX production industries.

WORK EXPERIENCE | COMPANIES

Senior Digital Matte Painter, Crafty Apes (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Vancouver, British Columbia (2022 – Current)
Created digital matte paintings for a variety of visual effects feature films!

Senior Digital Matte Painter, Animal Logic Studios (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Vancouver, British Columbia (2021)
While at Animal Logic studios in Vancouver, Andrew Cunningham created digital matte paintings for Warner Animation Group’s long-anticipated animated feature film: DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS! starring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Keanu Reeves!

Senior Digital Matte Painter, Sony Pictures Imageworks

Vancouver, British Columbia (2015 – 2020)
Created digital matte paintings for Sony Pictures Imageworks Animated Feature films including The 2019 Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning Animated feature: Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse!

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
    Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Lord Miller
    Senior Matte Painter
  • Spider-man: Far From Home
    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment
    Senior Matte Painter
  • Men In Black: International
    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Amblin Entertainment
    Senior Matte Painter
  • Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse
    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment
    Senior Matte Painter
  • Hotel Transylvania: Puppy!
    Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures
    Senior Matte Painter
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
    Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia Pictures
    Senior Matte Painter
  • Storks
    Warner Bros. Animation
    Senior Matte Painter

Digital Matte Painter, Atomic Fiction

Montreal, Quebec (2014 – 2015)
Created matte paintings, set extensions, and full cg environments for the Robert Zemeckis feature film The Walk.

  • The Walk
    Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), ImageMovers, TriStar Productions

Digital Matte Painter | Environment Artist, The Moving Picture Company (MPC)

Vancouver, British Columbia (2013)
Provided clients with digital matte paintings, set extensions and concept art.

  • The Amazing Spider-man 2
    Sony Pictures Imageworks, Columbia Pictures, Marvel Enterprises
  • Disney’s Maleficent
    Walt Disney Pictures

Digital Matte Painter, Spin VFX

Toronto, Ontario (2013)
Created dramatic matte paintings and set extensions for the episodic television series The Borgias.

  • The Borgias (Season 3)
    Showtime Networks, Take 5 Productions, Mid Atlantic Films, ImageMovers

Senior Digital Matte Painter, Image Engine Design Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia (2012)
Created matte paintings, textures, set extensions, cycloramas, day-for-night matte paintings, and other digital elements.

  • R.I.P.D. Rest In Peace Department
    Universal Pictures, Original Pictures, Dark Horse Entertainment

Digital Matte Painter | Texture Artist, Aardman Animations

Bristol, United Kingdom (2011 – 2012)
Produced matte paintings and art for Aardman Animation’s Academy Award nominated production of The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Also appeared as a guest speaker for a special screening for the Visual Effects Society.

  • The Pirates! Band Of Misfits
    Sony Pictures Animation, Aardman Animations

Digital Matte Painter | Concept Artist, ImageMovers Digital

San Francisco Bay Area, California (2008 – 2009)
Produced digital matte paintings and concept art for Disney’s productions of A Christmas Carol and Mars Needs Moms.

  • Disney’s A Christmas Carol
    Walt Disney Pictures, ImageMovers Digital
    Matte Painter
  • Mars Needs Moms
    Walt Disney Pictures, ImageMovers Digital
    Concept Artist

Independent Freelance Visual Effects Production Services

  • Concept art, digital matte paintings, texture art, storyboards, visual effects

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University, San Francisco (2007 – 2008)

  • Department of Animation and Visual Effects Master of Fine Arts Program.

Matte Painting Independent Study (2004-2006)

  • Study focusing on the fundamentals of matte painting and photo-realistic painting.

The State University of New York at Buffalo (1995 – 1999)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Media Study – Cum Laude.
  • Faculty of Arts and Letters Award recipient.
  • Golden Key International Honor Society member.
  • Initiated a faculty-approved seminar in traditional animation.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Nuke, 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, Mari, Substance, Unreal, Final Cut Pro
  • 12 + years as a Digital Matte Painter in the visual effects industry in animation and live-action film.
  • Photo-realistic matte paintings, cycloramas, and textures for use in live-action and animated features.
  • 3D camera projection, multi-plane compositing, UV maps, texturing, motion parallax techniques.
  • Still life, location painting, photo-realistic painting, lighting, shading, and rendering.
  • Matching camera perspectives in live-action plates for set extensions and matte paintings.
  • Color theory, value relationships, atmospheric and linear perspective, composition.
  • Lighting techniques, use of filters, incident|reflective metering, lenses and depth of field.
  • Natural teaching instincts and a passion for learning.
  • MacOS, Windows, Linux

Andrew Cunningham
Digital Matte Painter | Concept Artist
Digital Matte Painting