Randall Bahnsen
1751 Blue Course Drive, State College, PA 16801
Phone (310)927-2889

Professional Experience

April 2014-Current
(Industrial Light and Magic) Creature Technical Director
Setup and simulation of Hair, Cloth, Muscle and Flesh for photo-realistic digital characters.

February 2013-April 2014
Freelance animator and graphic artist

January 2004-February 2013
(Rhythm and Hues) Technical Animator/Technical Animation Show Supervisor

Responsible for overseeing both international and domestic Technical Animation crews ranging from two to eighty team members. Primary technical tasks involved the dynamic simulation of Hair, Cloth, Fur and Skin for computer generated photo-realistic characters.

July 2003-January 2004
(Rhythm and Hues) 3D Motion Tracking and Matchmove

Primarily tasked with re-creating the motion of physical cameras and characters inside of virtual environments. Also handled documentation and training tasks related to tracking.

June 2002-July 2003
(Cinesite Hollywood) 3D Motion Tracking and Scene Setup Dept. Supervisor

Primary Department Tasks:
Setup of all 3D shots and their various elements and sub-elements, tracking of cameras and objects,creation of virtual cameras and sets.
Integration of cameras and geometry into multiple shot elements. Overseeing scene flow through production pipeline from setup to animation and lighting.

Secondary Tasks:
Plate stabilization,some modeling, animation,texturing and lighting
lens distortion removal,conversion of Maya scenes and geometry for use in other packages such as Houdini.

(Cinesite Hollywood) Motion Tracking and Scene Setup

Primarily responsible for camera tracking and scene setup duties. Occasional animation and lighting tasks and some particle work.

(Cinesite Hollywood) 2D/3D Technical Assistant

Handled render watch, data operations, file conversions, data transfers and backups. Occasionally handled dust busting tasks.

(Fox Broadcasting) Network Operations Program Coordinator

Coordinated all aspects of Network Broadcasting including timing and delivery of programming from production company and the integration of commercials,PSA's and bumpers. Acted as producer for broadcast timing conforming and creation of billboard adverts. Coordinated ad agency viewings, affiliate station feeds and multiple version broadcasts. Performed network coordination of live events including NFL and Emmy broadcasts.

(Fox Engineering) On Air Tape Librarian

Responsible for the organization and maintenance of the On Air Promotions tape library.


Production Experience
Technical Animation/Cloth and Hair Simulation

Border Crossing (VR experience)
Kong:Skull Island
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Life of Pi
Grownups 2 (supervisor)
300: Rise of an Empire (supervisor)
Alvin and the Chipmunks:Chipwrecked (International supervisor)
Hop (lead)
Yogi Bear (lead)
Marmaduke (supervisor)
Alvin and the Chipmunks:The Squeakquel
Aliens in the Attic (supervisor)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
The Incredible Hulk(lead)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (supervisor)
Evan Almighty (supervisor)
Night at the Museum (lead)
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (lead)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (lead)
The Ring Two (lead)

I/O -Technical Assistant

Airforce One
Event Horizon
Devils Advocate
Hard Rain
Primary Colors
Batman and Robin
Post Man
Rocket Man
The Truman Show
Double Jeopardy
The Mummy
For Love of the Game
Message In a Bottle
Lethal Weapon 4
Chill Factor
Wild Wild West
13th Warrior
Dr. Doolittle
Out of Sight
Lost Souls
Practical Magic
Deep Blue Sea
Get Over It
Red Planet
13 Days
6th Day
Motion Tracking/Show Setup

Envy (supervisor)
The In Laws (supervisor)
Freddy Vs. Jason (supervisor)
X-Men 2 (supervisor)
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Ring Two
Superman Returns
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe
Thir13en Ghosts (supervisor)
Road to Perdition (supervisor)
We were Soldiers
Willard (supervisor)
Solaris (supervisor)
The Time Machine
Red Dragon
Rat Race
Spy Kids2

Technical Experience

Maya, Zeno, Lightwave, 3D-Equalizer, Fusion, Nuke, After Effects, Gimp, Blender, Voodoo (proprietary)
Messiah, Electric Image, Vue, Anime Studio, Silo, Final Cut,
some Mudbox and Houdini

Irix, Linux, Macintosh, Windows

cloth and hair simulation,camera tracking, matchmoving,
some motion graphics,video production, editing,
modeling, animation, lighting and compositing skills

University of Toledo Dept. of Theatre and Film