Resume

ANDREW CUNNINGHAM
DIGITAL MATTE PAINTER | ENVIRONMENT ARTIST | CONCEPT ARTIST IMDB Credits

12 + years experience as a Digital Matte Painter in the VFX Industry, with over 10 years in television and film production.

WORK EXPERIENCE | COMPANIES

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!

  • Connected
    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

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