Name: Miguel Ortega
Bogota, Colombia
Miami Beach, Florida
Currently Living:
Los Angeles California

Education: Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Los Angeles Ca.
Organic Modeling/ Texture Painting

Maya, ZBrush, MudBox, Photoshop, Bodypaint, After Effects,
Premiere, 2D3 Boujou,

Cinematography/ Camera Operator: Red Epic

Modeling Techniques:
Polygon and Nurbs surfaces, all displacement detail is created inside of Mudbox
and all textures are painted in Zbrush and sometimes Bodypaint.

Needs to: brush his hair, shave , stop buying toys

what i spend all my money on click to see my toy addiction

IMDB Credits Page


3D Experience:

Digital Domain
March 2010-Present

Jack The Giant Killer
Model Dept Lead

Model/ Texture Dept Lead

Tippett Studios
Sept 2008-March 2010

Twilight New Moon
Character Modeler

Drag Me To Hell
Miniature Unit Camera Operator
RedOne 4k

Cats & Dogs 2
Character Modeler
Concept Artist

Aug 2006-Sept 2008

Harry Potter
Lead Modeler/ Texture Artist

Lead Modeler, Texture Artist
Director: John Woo

Nims Island
Lead Character Artist

Model/ Texture

The Mist
Lead Character Artist
3D Creature Concept Artist
Model/ Texture
Director: Frank DaraBont

Fantastic 4 The Rise of the Silver Surfer
Organic Modeler / Texture Artist
Director : Tim Story

Evan Almighty
Character Artist
Model/ Texture
Director : Tom Shadyac

LightStorm Entertainment
Concept Modeler
Director : James Cameron

BrainZoo Studios
Contract Cinematics Lead Character Modeler / Shader /Texture Artist
The Sopranos

Sony Cinematics / SCEA-Cinematics

Contract Cinematics High Resolution Modeler
Socom US Navy Seals 4

Lead Character Cinematics Artist

LeftField / Activision

Contract Next Gen Creature Modeler

Pixel Magic FX
Enviroment Modeler

Director: Zack Snyder

Rhythm & Hues
01/06 - 06/06

Super Man Returns
Feature Film Character Modeler / Texture Painter

Director: Bryan Singer
Nominated 2007 Academy Awards, Achievement in Visual Effects

Night At The Museum
Feature Film Modeler, Creature Displacement Artist
Director : Shawn Levy

Luma Pictures
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

The Cave
Feature Film Character Modeler / Texture Painter

Director: Bruce Hunt

Underworld Evolution
Director: Len Wiseman

Silent Hill the movie

Director: Christophe Gans

Instructor Gnomon School of VFX
Creature Modeling with Zbrush Instructor

Instructor Studio Arts School
Creature Modeling with Zbrush Instructor

Look FX Hollywood California
freelance 2004
Warner Brothers Television, Suberry
3D Modeler / Texture Painter

Discovery Channel
reelance 2004
Unsolved History
3D Modeler/ Texture Painter

BLT & Associates
reelance 2004
3D Modeler / Texture Painter for use in the following films AD Campaigns,
Including Trailers and or Movie Posters:

War of the Worlds
Fantastic Four
A Sound Of Thunder
Fun with Dick and Jane

Design Experience:
Over 7 years of Advertising, WEB and Print Design for Global Brands in Various Markets.

Iventa, Los Angeles
. Metallica
. Pamela Anderson
. Meatloaf
. Ben Taylor Band
. GodSmack
Interactive Media Art Director, Designer

VBC Studios Miami
Mitsubishi Engines
. NBC / Telemundo
. Oracle
. Penrods,
. Interactive Media Art Director, Designer

Apple Computers South America
. Globo Brazil,
Senior Designer

CinWin Advertising Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Muvico Theaters
. IMAX Theaters
Senior Web Designer


Special Effects The History and Technique

Some of my Models from Underworld Evolutions were
shown in this great book by Richard Rickitt

Useless without: Wacom Tablet, Bandeja Paisa
Music: Tool, White Zombie, Janis Joplin, janes Addiction , Buena Vista Social Club

Miguel Ortega
(310) 926-8056



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