An artistic pilgrim just trying to navigate the World and make his way Home.


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CURRICULUM VITAE

SEAN SAMUELS
E-MAIL: erulux@gmail.com
CITIZENSHIP: Canadian
LANGUAGES: English & French (written & spoken)
IMDB site: Please see links page on this site


WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2014 to present
ATOMIC FICTION, MONTREAL, CANADA:

• Senior Matte Painter & Concept Artist,
The Walk, Game Of Thrones: Season 5, Daddy's Home, 
Deadpool, Star Trek: Beyond, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,
and other current projects...

July 2010 to July 2014
MPC - MOVING PICTURE COMPANY, LONDON, UK || 
VANCOUVER, CANADA || MONTREAL, CANADA:


• Senior Matte Painter & Concept Artist,
Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, 
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, John Carter, Prometheus, Total Recall,
Man Of Steel, 300: Rise Of Empire, The Lone Ranger, The Amazing Spider-Man 2,

X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Into The Woods.

 

May 2009 to July 2010
FRAMESTORE CFC, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM:
• Matte Painter & Illustrator,
Guy Ritchies' Sherlock Holmes, Clash Of The Titans, 
The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader & other film projects.

 

March 2009
RODEO FX, MONTREAL, CANADA:
• Freelance Matte Painter
Terminator Salvation (Warner Brothers)

 

February 2008 to October 2008
ANIMAL LOGIC, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:
• Matte Painter & Illustrator,
Baz Luhrmann's Australia, Twentieth Century-Fox Film.

 

November 2007
WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION, LOS ANGELES:
• DMP Concept Illustrator,
Bolt, Disney

 

August 2007 to October 2007
MOKKO STUDIOS, MONTREAL CANADA:
• Matte Painter, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Twentieth Century-Fox Film.
• Concept Illustrator, Changing Climates, Discovery Channel.
• Concept Illustrator, Undisclosed Project.

 

May 2007 to July 2007
OLD BULL/YOUNG BULL PRODUCTIONS, MONTREAL, CANADA:
• Visual Development Illustrator on
Universal Pictures' The Mummy III: Rise Of The Dragon Emperor.

 

December 2006 to April 2007
UBI SOFT ENTERTAINMENT, MONTREAL, CANADA:
• Cinematics Department live-action short Illustrator & matte painter (freelance)
MOKKO STUDIOS, MONTREAL CANADA:
• Concept Illustrator, Mars Rising, Discovery Channel.

 

November 2006 to December 2006
MOKKO STUDIOS, MONTREAL, CANADA:
• The Great War docu-drama/reality TV series Galafilm-CBC joint co-production ― Freelance Matte Painting

 

October 2006 to November 2006
DIGITAL DIMENSION, MONTREAL, CANADA:
• Wind in the Willows (HD-TV)/ BBC-CBC joint co-production ― Freelance Matte Painting

 

October 2006
MEDUSARTS, LAVAL, CANADA:
• Ice Corp. (TV series) Gala Films ― Freelance Matte Painting & Texture

 

June 2006 to July 2006
CHIEN JAUNE PRODUCTIONS, MONTREAL, CANADA:
• Silencers Video Game ― Matte Painting and Concept

 

January 2006 to April 2006
UBI SOFT ENTERTAINMENT, MONTREAL, CANADA:
• 2ndary Supervising Art Director, Cinematics Department. Illustrator & matte painter

 

September 2005 to December 2005
CORE DIGITAL PICTURES, TORONTO, CANADA:
• Silent Hill (uncredited) ― Matte Concept Artist/Painter

 

April 2005 to August 2005
CORE FEATURE ANIMATION, TORONTO, CANADA:
• The Wild — Matte Painter

 

April 2004 to December 2004
EALING STUDIOS, LONDON, ENGLAND:
• Valiant / Vanguard Animation — Matte Painter

 

July 2001 to January of 2004
METEOR STUDIOS, MONTREAL, CANADA:
Concept & Storyboard Illustrator, Matte Painter & Graphic/ Motion Design Artist:
• Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed /
Warner Brothers
(Matte painter—minor conceptual artist)
• Dinosaur Planet / the Discovery Channel
(Character Designer—conceptual artist—
Storyboard artist—matte painter)
• Exorcist: The Beginning / Warner Brothers
(Conceptual artist)
• USS Monitor / TLC & BBC
(Map graphic designer)
• Secrets of the Celts / the Travel Channel
(Title graphic designer)
• 21st Century Outbreak /
The Discovery Health Channel
(Map graphic designer)
• Pyramids, Mummies & Tombs /
TLC – The Learning Channel
(Artistic director—conceptual artist—
Map graphic designer)
• Journey to the Center of the Earth /
The Discovery Channel
(Conceptual artist—storyboard artist—
Matte painter)
• Anatomy of a Shark Bite / Discovery Channel
(Sequence artistic director)
• Giant Monsters: A Jeff Corwin Experience /
Animal Planet Network
(Title designer—storyboard artist)
• The Hobbit Cinematic /
Vivendi Universal & Sierra Games
Via Meteor Studios
(Storyboard artist—concept artist)
• Extreme Engineering / the Discovery Channel
(Conceptual artist—matte painter—
Storyboard artist)
• Women Pharaohs / the Discovery Channel
(Title designer—storyboard artist)
• Valley of the T-Rex / the Discovery Channel
(Title designer—minor storyboard artist)

 


COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

•ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC 2015
•LIGHTWAVE 11.0 (INTERMEDIATE PROFICIENCY)
•NUKE (NOVICE PROFICIENCY)
•MAYA 2016 (INTERMEDIATE PROFICIENCY)
•VUE 9.0

 

EDUCATION


• Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cinema, Major in Film
Animation
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

• International Animation Summer Program
Sheridan College, Oakville, On, Canada.(studies)

• Illustration & Design Career Program DEC
Dawson College, Montreal, Qc., Canada.

• Creative Arts Pre-University Program (Studies)
Dawson College, Montreal, Qc., Canada.


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded the BF Lorenzetti & Associates Scholarship in
April 2000 while in attendance at Concordia University
for outstanding performance in a 2nd year filmmaking.

Awarded the Full Circle Award, for outstanding
performance in 3D computer frame by frame film making
in April 2001 while in attendance at Concordia
University

Visual Effects Awards 2003 Nominee for Outstanding
Matte Painting in a Televised Program, Music Video or
Commercial: Dinosaur Planet

SPECIFIC SKILLS

•Minor 3-D animation (camera movement, etc)
•Good Understanding of 3D pipeline
•Character design
•Matte Painting
•Visual Conceptualization
•Storyboarding


OTHER INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

•Volunteerism
•Reading
•Drawing
•Laughter
•Creative writing (short stories, novellas & poetry)
•Music (Various Artists & forms)
•Film & Photography


VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

2000-2007
Various charities associated with faith based groups and blood drives.
1995-1997
Outreach Assistant. Christian Youth program called
TRUCE. Assisting in planning and organizing
activities for troubled teenagers &young adults when
they are on retreats in conjunction with the
Catholic Church denomination.
1992
Marshall. African National Congress 80th Anniversary Celebration on
July 17th, 1992, at Mandela Park, Montreal. 1989 Traffic Controller.
Tour de l'ile de Montreal. Worked with MUC police to help
organize public movement.