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  Justin Dobies
Lighting Supervisor    *    Compositing    *    Freelance
+44 07873475704 *

Lighting Reel 2018

Justin Dobies
+44 0787 3475704 *

*denotes basic knowledge

After Effects
3ds Max
Motion Builder*

Renderman Shading Language*

Microsoft Windows
Mac OS


Walt Disney Animation Studios
Lighting Artist (2013-2014)(2015)
Supervisor: Gina Lawes /
Shows: Frozen, Feast, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Frozen 2
Lighting artist on multiple shows creating key lighting for sequences and matching existing keys in a range of looks and styles. Using an understanding of the full pipeline process to work collaboratively with upstream departments to problem solve a wide variety of issues to deliver in a time- and labor-efficient way. Coding multiple tools and scripts in Nuke to increase artists' efficiency through simplification of tasks.

DNEG- Feature Animation
Lead Lighting TD (2016-Present)
Supervisor: Kevin Hoppe /
The first lead lighter of DNEG's Feature Animation division. Responsible for building the lighting department from the ground up, with a emphasis on animation needs. Focusing on software and pipeline development through making specs, developing prototypes, providing feedback to developers and creating templates for lighting and compositing with a focus on multi-shot workflow in Katana/Renderman. Establishing processes with all other departments. Creating light rigs of a Look of Picture sequence as well as multiple bids for future projects. Assisting the visual effects division during final push by lighting shots in Clarisse.

Sony Pictures Imageworks
Supervisor: Kevin Souls /
Sr. Lighting Artist (2016)
Responsible for the lighting of CG elements for use by compositing on Alice in Wonderland 2. Focusing on shot work matching established keys and lighting one-off shots with heavy matte-paint integration. .

DreamWorks Animation SKG
Lighting Artist (2011-2013)
Supervisor: Betsy Nofsinger /
Shows: Puss in Boots, Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos, Madagascar 3, Rise of the Guardians, Turbo
Responsible for the lighting and compositing of production shots to meet the art direction for the project. Developing and adjusting lighting rigs for one-off shots and locations. Fixing rendering artifacts to achieve clean final images. Creating multiple Nuke gizmos. Working with upstream departments to develop solutions to cross-departmental issues.


Master of Science in Digital Media, Drexel University, 2008
     Thesis: Fishes Interactive Simulated Habitat
Bachelor of Science in Digital Media, Drexel University, 2007

Honors and Awards

VES Member 2015-Present
Eagle Scout, Boy Scout of America, 2003
Student Volunteer, SIGGRAPH, 2008
Graduate Assistantship, Drexel University, 2008
Contributor, Eurographics, 2009
Training Award, DreamWorks Animation, 2009-2012

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