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Francis L. Camacho
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  • Gardena, CA
  • United States
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Occupation:
Digital Designer, Other
Company:
Freelance Visual Effects/CGI Artist (Los Angeles, CA)
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Film Making, Art, Visual Effects, New Media, Digital Arts, Co-Working
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
C
About Me:
Had the privilege to work on two interesting films within the last several months. Just finished working on "White House Down" for director Roland Emmerich's in-house team and prior to that I got to work on "Iron Man 3" which is one of my favorite superheroes.

Before that I worked on "Prometheus" and "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters".

Born in the 808 but now living in L.A. doing what I love; working in visual effects. Always trying to keep up with the latest digital trends but as always, like Flynn says, "I'm just a user"...

Started in architecture in Hawaii but I always loved movies. Thinking I could meld the two I thought about becoming a production designer until I discovered 3D programs in the mid-90's.

I love working on projects with other artists and digital types. Can't help but learn new things and know about other perspectives than your own.

Tech Hui looks like a great organization and I would like to make contacts back home...never know where things may lead.
Website:
http://www.vfxconnection.com/PoiDogFX808/
Secondary Website:
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=5140023&trk=tab_pro

LINKS

I was fortunate enough to work on "Tron Legacy" at Digital Domain.  Here is a link to the visual effects behind the scenes or "making of".  Make sure to watch the video embedded on this page to see some of the effects our team did:

http://digitaldomain.com/projects/1?list=2

Uncharted Territory, Roland Emmerich's in-house visual effects studio where I worked on "2012":
http://uncharted-territory.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&Itemid=40

The Science Behind the Visual Effects for Benjamin Button (at DD):
http://www.benjaminbuttonfx.com/

For a detailed list of my credits and experience at LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=5140023&locale=en_US&trk=tab_pro


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Online Class On "Matchmoving in 3D Equalizer"

As part of CG Workshops, I'll be teaching  a course on camera tracking for feature films and broadcast post-production utilizing a 3D Equalizer to Maya to Nuke workflow.

 

"Matchmoving in 3D Equalizer" will be an 8-week fully mentored course that begins on June 24 and will be exclusively offered on the cgsociety.com website.

 

Full temporary licenses of 3D Equalizer tracking software will be available for every registered student for the duration of the…

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Posted on May 29, 2013 at 9:46pm

A Visit to the Computer History Museum

Entrance to The Computer History Museum

Mountain View, CA





Nestled between the Google campus, LinkedIn and downtown Mountain View, is the Computer History Museum. Housed in the original headquarters of Silicon Graphics, the museum is the largest repository of computer equipment artifacts in the world. I never knew of its existence until I stumbled upon it a year ago while visiting a cousin in Mountain View.



We use… Continue

Posted on August 9, 2009 at 11:16pm

Making Changes

It is too often in our lives that when we make up our minds to do something out of the ordinary, beyond the boundaries of our comfort zone, it leads to even greater things beyond our boldest visions when we made that original decision.



When weighing the different options that come with the territory we give up something in our lives to pursue what we love the most to do. A price is indeed paid whether large or small but a price is exacted from us somehow; leaving one’s immediate… Continue

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

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At 1:57pm on March 22, 2013, Alan Chung said…
Aloha Francis....Thanks for the compliment on my sink hole...wow your resume is impressive. I would love to talk with you and keep in touch. Where from Hawaii are you from? You are an inspiration ! Mahalo Francis
At 4:59am on September 1, 2009, Moriba Jah said…
Sounds great...yes, let me know when you're over on this end.

Aloha,

Moriba
At 5:18pm on August 30, 2009, Moriba Jah said…
Excellent Francis..thanks for the message. I've not done the 3D thing, so you know much much more about it than I. perhaps we could meet for coffee one of these days.

Cheers,

Moriba
 
 
 

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