Sam Nielson : Lighting and Compositing

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About Sam Nielson

Sam Nielson has twenty years of entertainment industry experience, including ten years working as a character designer for Disney Interactive/Avalanche.

He has done character design and illustration work for many big clients, including Sony Pictures Animation, Blizzard Entertainment, Scholastic, and HarperCollins.

He has been teaching full-time at BYU since 2014. He also teaches classes on lighting for Schoolism, and has also taught workshops around the world. Sam and his wife Marilyn live in South Jordan, UT with their seven children.


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  • March 15th


  • Art Director at 343 Industries
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  • Art | World creator | Environments at Bonfire Studios - Previously Lead Digital Matte Artist / Generalist at Industrial Light and Magic
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  • Freelance concept artist
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  • Animator Supervisor at Pixar
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  • Previs Supervisor, Halon Supervisor
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  • PHASE 1: SCRIPT BREAKDOWN PHASE 2: VISUAL INSPIRATION PHASE 3: CONCEPT DESIGN
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  • 3 Hours Workshop Limited to 12 seats
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  • March 16th


  • Art Director, Illustrator
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  • Concept Artists - Twentieth Century Fox - Lucasfilm ( Contract ) - Previously Concept Artist at Naughty Dogs
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  • Visual Development for games and film. Keyframe Illustrations. Character Design. Environment Design. Prop Design
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  • The VR landscape is still vast and new. Goro Fujita takes us on a journey of art in VR sharing his story and findings working in Quill. Followed by a live painting and animation demo
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  • Storyboard Artist and Revisionist on DuckTales at Disney ABC Television Group
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  • FX Supervisor at Animal Logic
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  • Layout (Camera & Staging) Artist at Pixar Animation Studios
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  • PHASE 4: KEY SCENES & LAYOUT PHASE 5: 3D MODELING PHASE 6: RAPID PROTOTYPING
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  • Ron Ashtiani, Atomhawk CEO
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  • March 17th


  • Art Director, Founder of FZD
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  • Director
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  • Concept artist at Mavel Studios
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  • Senior Concept Artist at Lucasfilm
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  • Concept Designer/Visual Development Artist, previously production set designer at Sony Animation Pictures
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  • Art Director at Unified Pictures, previously Visual Development Artist at Dreamworks Animation
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  • PHASE 7: ANIMATION TEST / WALK-CYCLE PHASE 8: PREVISUALIZATION PHASE 9: VISUAL EFFECTS
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  • Bastien Grivet and Jessica Rosier Owners of Wardenlight Studio
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  • Michael Scherotter : 360 Sketching for VR Designers
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  • 3 Hours Workshop Limited to 12 seats
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  • Join Goro Fujita live as he shows us painting and animation techniques in Quill
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