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  • Billy B Burson III

    Portfolio & Resume
    Digital Artist

    Lighting, Compositing & Painting

  • Recent Works
    RWBY
    Red vs Blue
    RWBY Chibi
    The Book of Life
    Rock Dog
  • ROCK DOG
    Reel FX, Mandoo

Additional Lighting & Compositing Stills

Lighting & Compositing stills from featured releases.

  • The Book of Life
    The Candlemaker

  • The Book of Life
    Xibalba's Court

  • The Book of Life
    Bull in the Market

  • The Book of Life
    The Cave of Souls

  • The Book of Life
    Manolo's Gift

  • The Book of Life
    The Final Test

  • The Book of Life
    La Muerte's Feast

  • The Book of Life
    Chakal's Demands

  • TMNT 2
    Commercials

  • Free Birds
    Flocking Farewell

  • Free Birds
    Feathered Friends

  • Free Birds
    The Facility

  • Free Birds
    Jake's Vision

  • Free Birds
    Tree Sanctuary

  • Free Birds
    Mysterious Light

  • Dinosaur Revolution
    Matchmaking

  • Dinosaur Revolution
    Dinosaur Duo

  • Dinosaur Revolution
    Mating Call

Billy B Burson III

Online Portfolio

Additional Works Gallery

A collection of work in related and trained disciplines.

Digital Paintings
Concept Art & Life Drawing
Storyboarding
3D General
Gordon Rider
Billy in Carbonite
Pinkie Pie
Benry
Ringmaster
Thurop
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Resume

Currently available and seeking new opportunities as a Lighting and Compositing Artist, and Digital Painter.

A diligent and whimsical Lighting / Compositing Artist that has worked on a number of large productions and has specialization in digital lighting, rendering & compositing with additional skills as a Digital Painter. Seeking roles in the Film and Video Game industries to hone skill set and further improve as an artist alongside talented crews.

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Key Programs & Skills

  • Maya, Houdini3D Software

  • Arnold, Renderman, Mantra, Mental RayRendering

  • Nuke, Toxik, After EffectsCompositors

  • Photoshop, SketchbookDigital Painting

  • Unreal, UnityAdditional Training

Experience

Artist - Rooster Teeth
September 2016 – Current
• Lighting and Compositing Artist on projects such as RWBY, RWBY Chibi, & Red vs Blue.
• Visual Post Supervisor for RWBY Chibi & Red vs Blue as of 2018.
• Additional work as an on camera actor and voice actor in projects like Blood Fest, Nomad of Nowhere, and gen:LOCK.
• Voice of the lead character Ringmaster from the series DBX.

Freelance Artist
May 2016 - July 2016
• Freelance Digital Artist specializing in Lighting, Compositing, and Digital Painting on short term projects.
• HKS Inc. - Architectural lighting and compositing for in-design structures. June - July 2016.
• Additional single item works for unreleased projects.

Artist - Reel FX
January 2013 – May 2016
• Worked as Lighting and Compositing Artist on Free Birds and Book Of Life.
• Performed rendering and compositing work in stereoscopic 3D.
• Additional work as a feature concept art painter and scratch voice actor for new studio projects.

Artist - Cinderscape Studios
October 2011 – December 2011
• Freelance texture artist for mobile game development.

Artist - Hawaii Animation Studios
December 2009 – August 2011
• Worked as Lighting and Compositing Artist on numerous projects.
• Provided additional work as Surfacing and Modeling Artist.
• Performed as lighting Project Lead on several projects, managing others to ensure quality, lighting continuity, and efficient usage of budgeted time.

Hiccups: Director, Concept and Layout Artist
August 2006 – May 2008
• Lead director of “Hiccups”, an award winning animated short film
• Provided all textures for main characters, as well as modeling, texturing, and rigging many key and secondary props, and background items.
• Produced all complete storyboards, animatics, provided major lighting direction, animation support, and controlled layout as Director of Photography.
• Oversaw and handled the complete Rendering and Compositing of film.
University of Hawai'i: Kapi'olani Campus
ATS in New Media Arts, Computer Animation and Graphic Interface Design.

Kaiser High School
Graduated Cum Laude
Employee Of The Month
• Rooster Teeth, April 2018
• Rooster Teeth, March 2019

PCATT: 10 Years of Excellence Honeree
• 10th year Anniversary technology award, Oct 2010

Kawaii Kon - Original Content Award
• "Hiccups", Winner 2009
IndieFest Film Festival 2008
• “Hiccups”, Best Animated Short Film, Aug 08

Hiccups Invitational Screenings
• Comic-Con International Film Festival 2008
• Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival 2008
• Secret City Film Festival 2008; Tennessee, KY
• Big Island Film Festival 2009; Waikoloa, HI

Windward Gallery
• Statewide student art show, March 07;
• 1 Maya work awarded Honorable Mention
Borders Gallery
• KCC student art show, January 07, 3 Maya works

Notable Releases

Feature Films

• Rock Dog (2016; Reel FX)
• The Book of Life (2014; Reel FX)
• Free Birds (2013; Reel FX)

Television & Video

• RWBY (2016-2020)
• RWBY Chibi (2016-2019)
• Red vs Blue (2016-2019)
• Dinotasia (2012)
• Dinosaur Revolution (2011)
• VeggieTales: It's a Meaningful Life (2010)

Acting

• DBX (2019)
• Blood Fest (2018)
• Red vs Blue (2018-2019)
• RWBY (2018-2019)
• Camp Camp (2018-2019)
• gen:LOCK (2019)
• Nomad of Nowhere (2018)

Digital Painting

• Unreleased Concept Art Paintings; Reel FX
• Unreleased Title sequence; Reel FX
• Gordon Rider - Anniversary Tribute Book

14

Series Seasons

3

Feature Films

7

Awards Won

3245

Cups of Coffee

Recommendations

The Book of Life:
The Candlemaker

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Candlemaker initial internal rig by Chris Jolly

The Book of Life:
Xibalba's Court

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Initial general set lighting setup by Jeff Masters

The Book of Life:
Bull in the Market

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Initial Set lighting setup by Jessica Hogan

The Book of Life:
The Cave of Souls

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Initial Set lighting setup by Chris Jolly

The Book of Life:
Manolo's Gift

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Initial Set lighting setup by Jessica Hogan

The Book of Life:
The Final Test

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Initial Set lighting setup by Billy Burson

The Book of Life:
La Muerte's Feast

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Initial Set lighting setup by Tyler DeLisle

The Book of Life:
Chakal's Demands

Lit and Rendered with Houdini; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson
Initial Set lighting setup by Jessica Hogan

TMNT 2
Commercial Work

Lit and Rendered with Maya; Composited with Nuke

Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Free Birds
Flocking Farewell

Lit and Rendered with Maya; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Free Birds
Featherd Friends

Lit and Rendered with Maya; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Free Birds
The Facility

Lit and Rendered with Maya; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Free Birds
Jake's Vision

Lit and Rendered with Maya; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Free Birds
Tree Sanctuary

Lit and Rendered with Maya; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Free Birds
Mysterious Light

Lit and Rendered with Maya; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Dinosaur Revolution
Matchmaking

Lit and Rendered with Relight; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Dinosaur Revolution
Dinosaur Duo

Lit and Rendered with Relight; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson

Dinosaur Revolution
Mating Call

Lit and Rendered with Relight; Composited with Nuke
Lighting, Rendering, & Compositing by Billy Burson