Toshihiro Sakamaki
Summary

Visual effects animation director and contractor, specializing in procedural and large dataset animation, 20+ years experience working in international production environments.  Led the lighting team on various feature projects as well as set construction, surfacing and texture work.



Software

5 Autodesk Maya  |  5 Adobe Photoshop  |  5 Adobe Illustrator  |  4 Pixologic Zbrush  |  4 Topogun  |  4 Headus UV Layout

4 Adobe After Effects  | 3  Nuke  |  3 Mari  |  3 Silhouette  | 3  SpeedTree  |  2 RealFlow  |  2 Boujou  |  2 Adobe Premiere

2 Avid System  |  1 Autodesk 3D Studio Max



Work Experience

Fuhu  //  1/2015 – current

Modeling / UV Layout /Texture

 

MPC Santa Monica  //  12/2014 – 01/2015

Modeling / UV Layout /Texture

Organic / Hard Surface Modeling for Call of Duty commercials.

 

Encore Hollywood  //  Nov 14 – Dec 14

Modeling/UV Layout

Organic Modeling for TV series

 

Mirada  //  Aug 14 – Nov 14

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for Lexus Commercials

 

Method Studios  //  Mar 14 – Aug 14

Modeling/UV Layout

Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for Microsoft Commercials

Hard Surface Modeling for Guardians of the Galaxy (Feature)

 

Mirada  //  Feb 14 – Mar 14

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for several commercial projects

 

The Mill  //  Jan 14 – Feb 14

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Organic/Hard Surace Modeling for Gatorade commercials.

 

Method Studios  //  Dec 13 – Jan 14

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for GE commercials

 

Mirada  //  Sept 13 – Dec 13

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for Vizio and Exxon commercials.

 

Prologue //   July 13 – Sept 13

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for League of Legends Trailer

 

Encore Hollywood    //    April 13 – July 13

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Organic/Hard Surface modeling for several TV series, including Under the Dome, Oxygen, Ray Donovan, Lab Rate, and Liv & Maddie. 

 

Method Studios     //    Jan 13 – Feb 13

Modeling/UV Layout/Texture

Commercial Projects: Old Navy, Nascar, and one under NDA

Feature Project: Iron Man 3 

 

Pixomondo    //    May 12 – Jan. 13

Oblivion & Star Trek – Modeling / UV Lay out / Texture

 

Method Studios    //    Nov. 11 – May 12

Modeling / UV Lay out / Texture

  • Organic / Hard Surface Modeling for commercials. (Direct TV / Nike / Halo 4)
  • Organic Modeling for “Wrath of the Titans”.

 

Prologue    //    Oct. 11 – Nov. 11

Modeling / UV Lay out / Texture

  • Hard Surface Modeling for “Mission Impossible 4 : Ghost Protocol.”

 

Hammerhead    //    Jul. 11 – Oct. 11

Modeling / UV Lay out

  • Organic Modeling for “Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters.”

 

Method Studios    //    Mar. 11 – Jul. 11

Modeling / UV Lay out / Texture

  • Hard Surface “Modeling for Captain America.”
  • Organic / Hard Surface Modeling for commercials (Lexus / Horseshoe Casino / Canon /

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Ride / Microsoft / Verizon)

 

Digital Domain    //    Dec. 10 – Feb. 11

Modeling / UV Lay out

  • Hard Surface “Modeling for Transformers 3 : Dark of the Moon.”

 

ASYLUM    //    Oct 09 –  Mar 10  AND  Sept 07 – Jan 08

  • Hard Surface Modeling for “Unstoppable”
  • Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”
  • Hard Surface Modeling for “Killers”
  • Organic Modeling for “Alice in Wonderland”
  • Hard Surface Modeling for “Gentleman Broncos”
  • Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for “Transformers 2:Revenge of the Fallen”
  • Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for “Terminator Salvation”
  • Hard Surface Modeling for “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3″
  • Hard Surface Modeling for “Duplicity”
  • Hard Surface Modeling for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Hard Surface Modeling for “Bedtime Stories”
  • Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”
  • Organic/Hard Surface Modeling for commercials: Nike / Propel / Halo 3: ODST / Porsche / Directv / Dr Pepper / Blackberry / Hershey’s Kisses  / Nintendo / Verizon / Boeing / Toyota /Chevrolet / LG / US Bank / Continental Airlines / Tylenol / Netflix / Barclay’s / Sony PS3 / Capital One / Ad Council / Cub Cadet, etc

 

Method Studios    //    July 08 – Sept 08

2D Rotoscope

  • 2D Rotoscope for “Confessions of a Shopaholic”
  • 2D Rotoscope for “W”

 

Motion Theory    //    Mar 08 – June 08

2D Rotoscope

  • 2D Rotoscope for Music Video: Weezer “Pork and Beans”
  • 2D Rotoscope for Commercials: Mcdonald’s / Sony

Logan    //    Jan 08 – Feb 2008

2D Rotoscope

  • 2D Rotoscope for commercials (Apple iPod / iPod touch / iPhone)

SWAY    //   Apr 06 – Aug 07

Modeling / UV Lay out / Texture / 2D Composite / 2D Rotoscope

 

  • 2D Rotoscope for commercials (Mezzo Djarum / Subaru / Chevrolet / Toyota / Pontiac / Cadillac / Boost Mobile / State Farm / Flex Your Power )

 

Alta Vista Films    //    Nov 01 – Apr 06

3D Generalist / Composite / Edit

 

  • All works for commercials (all hispanic market): (Redbull / KFC / Oscar Mayer / SanRafael / Jack In The Box / Yoplait / Yopli / Tubazo(Go-Gult) / 21st Century Insurance / American Idol / Lamosa / Maytag / Nissan /Weber – BBQ Grill, etc. )

525 Studios Santa Monica    //    July 01 – Aug 01

3D Modeling / Animation / Match Move (Camera Track).

 

  • Music video for Link’in Park “In The End”




Education

DH Institute of Media Arts      3 D Computer Graphics, Motion Graphics and Design      2000

 

Westside Santa Monica      Associate in Arts (Traditional Art Drawing)      2000

 

Nihon University Science and Technology      Major in Department of Mathematics      1998