Paul DeNigris

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Chief Pixel Pusher | Foxtrot X-Ray LLC | Phoenix, Arizona | Dec 2017 – present

Running my own visual effects company specializing in VFX and motion design for entertainment and commercial projects. Clients have included: CineForge Media, Maddness Pictures, Layerframe Studios, Ovation Solutions, Supernova Films, Bounce TV, and more.

Adjunct Professor, Postproduction | Arizona State University |Tempe, Arizona | Aug 2018 – present

After a brief break from academia, back teaching visual effects and video editing at the undergraduate level.

Digital Video Technologist | FabCom | Scottsdale, Arizona | Sept 2016 – Feb 2019

Used my Nuke and After Effects skills to produce video, VR, and interactive content for a top strategic marketing firm serving B2B and B2C clients.

Professor of Digital Video | University of Advancing Technology | Tempe, Arizona | Nov 2002 - Dec 2017

Developed undergraduate curriculum in visual effects and digital filmmaking. Personally led numerous award-winning student/faculty collaborations such as “Red Sand” (based on Bioware’s Mass Effect game series and starring the lead voice actor from those games) and “Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition” which went viral in 2013. Grads from the UAT program have gone on to work on titles such as Ender's Game, Under the Dome, Castle, Avatar, The Avengers, The Wolverine, Pacific Rim and many, many more.

Compositor | Encore Visual Effects | Hollywood, California | Feb - Apr 2015

During a sabbatical from UAT, worked as a compositor in a high-pressure network television environment. Projects included: Revenge, Castle, Wicked City (ABC), Scorpion, NCIS, Hawaii Five-O, Extant (CBS), Veep (HBO) and more.

Freelance | Locked Horns Productions | Phoenix, Arizona | 2001 - present

Specializing in VFX-driven productions. Independent projects include multi-award winning Iraq War film “Parallax.” Clients have included: Conspicuous Pictures, Iconic Films, Nocturnal FX, West Herr Automotive Group, Ronalds Brothers Productions, Kitchen Table Films, Power Forward Films, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Candee Productions, Museum of the West, legendary international rock band The Scorpions and more.

Supervising Animator | Rainbow Studios | Phoenix, Arizona | 1997 - 2002

Worked under former Amblin Imaging employees on a variety of TV and game projects. Specialties were motion capture, character rigging, animation, and compositing. Led production teams and was responsible for training junior artists. Titles included: Age of Empires II, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, Star Wars Racer Revenge, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more.



Master of Fine Arts, Digital Cinema | National University | Los Angeles, CA


Degree Conferred with Distinction.



Nuke; After Effects; Photoshop; Avid Media Composer; Illustrator; Maya

Compositing; Rotoscoping; Keying; Asset creation (2D and 3D); Camera projection; Tracking / Matchmoving; 3D lighting; Particles; Scripting / Expressions; VFX supervision

Also: Writing; Producing; Directing; Editing; Cinematography