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JUAN CARLOS VARGAS

Juan Carlos Vargas is a visual effects artist and Emmy-nominated VFX supervisor with over 2 decades of experience in the industry and over 100 credits in film and television. He is also an award-winning independent filmmaker. A graduate of the Cinema/Television Production Department at the University of Southern California, he has worked on such films as Spider-man (2002), X-Men, Fantastic Four (2005) and 300. His short film Man vs. Woman won best film at the Comic-Con International Film Festival as well as many other national and international awards.

 

DIGITAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION:
(as of July 2017)

2017 The Happytime Murders – Preproduction (cg artist)
2017 Ray Donovan – Season 5 (cg artist)
2017 The Orville (cg artist)
2017 The Mummy (cg artist)
2017 Snatched (cg artist)
2017 Concept Cars Auto Show Presentation (Ford Motor Co.) (cg artist)
2016 Miniverse (Curiosity Stream) (VFX Supervisor)
2016 Doomsday: 10 Ways The World Will End (History Channel) (VFX Supervisor)
2016 Pure Genius (CBS) (cg artist)
2016 Heroes Reborn (NBC) (cg artist)
2016 House of Lies (Showtime) (cg artist)
2016 Lab Rats Elite Force (Disney) (cg artist)
2016 Liv and Maddie (Disney) (cg artist)
2016 Queen of the South (USA) (cg artist)
2016 The Circle (Tom Hanks) (cg artist)
2016 The Walking Dead – Season 6 (cg artist)
2015 Agent X (TNT) (cg artist)
2015 Astronaut Wives Club (ABC) (cg artist)
2015 Dig (USA) (cg artist)
2015 Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) (cg artist)
2015 Haven (SyFy) (cg artist)
2015 Motive (ABC) (cg artist)
2015 Parenthood (NBC) (cg artist)
2015 Ray Donovan (Showtime) (cg artist)
2015 The Ten Commandments (Brazilian TV) (cg artist)
2015 Twelve Monkeys (SyFy) (cg artist)
2015 Telenovela (NBC) (cg artist)
2015 Lucifer (FOX) (cg artist)
2015 Lab Rats (Disney) (cg artist)
2015 Invisible Sister (Disney) (cg artist)
2015 Taco Shop (visual effects supervisor)
2015 Teen Beach 2 (Disney) (cg artist)
2014 Parks and Recreation (NBC) (cg artist)
2014 America's Secret Slang (TV Series documentary) (3d supervisor - 1 episode)
2014 Black or White (visual effects artist)
2014 When the Game Stands Tall (visual effects artist)
2014 22 Jump Street (visual effects artist)
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 (cg artist - as Juan Vargas)
2013 The Conjuring (visual effects artist - uncredited)
     2013 Y'all Speak Country (3d supervisor - as Juan Vargas)
2013 Beautiful Creatures (3d artist: Pixel Magic - as Juan Vargas)
2012 Shmagreggie Saves the World (TV Movie) (visual effects artist)
The Universe (TV series documentary) (3d supervisor - 5 episodes)
– Worst Days on Planet Earth (2011) (3d supervisor)
– Crash Landing on Mars (2011) (3d supervisor)
– How the Solar System was Made (2011) (3d supervisor)
– Nemesis: The Sun's Evil Twin (2011) (3d supervisor)
– The Moon(2007) (3d supervisor)
2011 History of the World in 2 Hours (TV documentary) (3d supervisor - as Juan Vargas)
2011 Alternate History: Nazi's Win WW2 (TV movie) (3d supervisor)
2011 Red Faction: Origins (TV Movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2010 Lake Placid 3 (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2010/II Elimination(digital effects artist)
2010 Dark Relic (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2009 Annihilation Earth (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2009 Ghost Town (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2009 Star Runners (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2009 The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2008 Monster Ark (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2008 Copperhead (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2008 Rock Monster (TV movie) (visual effects supervisor)
2007 The Comebacks(digital effects artist - as Juan Vargas)
2007 Rush Hour 3(digital artist - as Juan Vargas)
2007 Shoot 'Em Up(digital artist - as Juan Vargas)
2007 Good Luck Chuck(CG artist: Pixel Magic)
2007 Next(digital effects artist - uncredited)
2006 Eragon(digital artist: previz - as Juan Vargas)
2006 300(digital artist: Pixel Magic)
2006 Deck the Halls(digital effects artist - as Juan Vargas)
2006 The Guardian(CG artist: Pixel Magic)
2006 Idiocracy(digital effects artist - uncredited)
2006 Click(digital artist - uncredited)
2006 Big Momma's House 2(digital effects artist - as Juan Vargas)
2006 The Pink Panther(cg artist: Pixel Magic - as Juan Vargas)
2005 Into the Blue(CG artist: Pixel Magic - as Juan Vargas)
2005 Fantastic Four(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2005 Herbie Fully Loaded(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2005 Elektra(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2004 Taxi(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2004 Exorcist: The Beginning(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2004 I, Robot(CG artist: Pixel Magic - as Juan Vargas)
2004 Walking Tall(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2004 The Final Cut(3D tracking: Pixel Magic)
2004 Torque(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action(digital artist - as Juan Vargas)
2003 Freddy vs. Jason(3D artist: Pixel Magic)
2003 S.W.A.T.(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen(CG artist: Pixel Magic)
2003 Agent Cody Banks(CG artist: Pixel Magic)
2003 Daredevil(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2003 Final Destination 2(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days(visual effects - uncredited)
2002 The Hot Chick(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2002 Half Past Dead(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2002 Drumline(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2002 Blade II(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2002 Hart's War(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2002 Rollerball(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2001 'Twas the Night (TV movie) (visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2001 Race to Space(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2001 Bones(3D artist: Pixel Magic)
2001 Corky Romano(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2001 After the Storm (TV movie) (visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2001 Scary Movie 2(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2001 Driven(digital modeler and animator: OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic - as Juan Vargas)
2000 Red Planet(digital artist - as Juan Vargas)
2000 Wild Grizzly (TV movie) (3D CGI artist - as Juan Vargas)
2000 Little Nicky(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2000 Charlie's Angels(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2000 X-Men(previs artist - uncredited)
2000 Wonderland (TV series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
– Pilot(2000) (visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
2000 Final Destination(3D artist: Pixel Magic - as Juan Vargas)
2000 Supernova(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
1999 Fear of Flying(3D CGI artist - as Juan Vargas)
1999 The Thomas Crown Affair(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
1999 Pushing Tin(visual effects: pre-vis - as Juan Vargas)
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy(TV series) (visual effects)
1999 NASCAR Racers(TV series) (visual effects)
1999 Xyber 9: New Dawn(TV series) (visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
1998 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV series) (visual effects)
1998 Casper Meets Wendy(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning(visual effects - as Juan Vargas)

 

EXPERIENCE:

Stargate Studios, South Pasadena, California, April-July, 2017
Duties: CG generalist on various projects.

Furious FX, Burbank, California, February-April, 2017
Duties: 3D Artist on high-profile films.

Stargate Studios, South Pasadena, California, 2016-2017
Duty: 3D artist on Ford future concept car auto show project.

Flight 33 Productions, Sherman Oaks, California, 2016
Duties: Visual Effects Dept. Supervisor for team of animators and compositors for several TV series and specials.

Stargate Studios, South Pasadena, California, 2014-2016
Duties: 2D and 3D Artist on various television projects.

Caltech, Pasadena, California, 2012 - 2013
Duties: Multimedia Producer/Filmmaker/Animator/Graphic Artist working on projects supporting NASA/JPL missions.

Flight 33 Productions, Sherman Oaks, California, 2011 - 2012
Duties: 3D Supervisor of team of animators working on several TV series and specials.

UFO International Productions, Sherman Oaks, California, 2007 - 2011
Duties: 3D Supervisor of international team of animators working on several TV movies.

Mark Allen Productions, 2005 - 2011
Duties: Created 3D animations and visual effects for various TV shows, commercials, and live stage shows in a freelance capacity.

Sway Studio, Culver City, California, 2005
Duties: Assisted with visual effects for Nissan commercial

OCS/Freeze Frame/Pixel Magic, Toluca Lake, California, 1998 - Present
Duties: Acted as on-set supervisor/character animation lead for film "Casper Meets
Wendy", as well as created 3D animations and digital effects for various film and
television projects. Full-time and freelance.

Saban Entertainment, West Los Angeles, California, 1999
Duties: Created 3D animations and special effects for the children’s television shows
“Xyber 9”, “Nascar Racers”, and “Power Rangers, Lost Galaxy”.

Area 51, Glendale, California, 1998
Duties: Created 3D animation for the children’s television project “Speed Quest”.

Parrot Communications, Burbank, California, 1996-1998
Duties: Created both 3D and 2D animation for new children's show called "Apple P.I.",
as well as 3D art for the comic book adaptation. Also supervised animation and special
visual effects for other miscellaneous film, video and internet projects.

Karate Komics, Hollywood, California, 1995
Duties: Created 3D promos for upcoming series of Karate Komics pictures. Served
as special visual effects consultant during preproduction of films.

Seven Islands Productions, Bel Air, California, 1994
Duties: Created opening 3D animation for new exercise show to be distributed in Spain
and Latin America. Also served as technical advisor.

JSA Publishing, Santa Monica, California, 1991
Duties: Created opening 3D animated sequence for a series of sporting events,
as well as scoreboard graphics, sponsors' logos and end titles.

 

HONORS:

-Emmy Nomination for visual effects (supervision) for "History of the World in 2 Hours", 2011, History Channel.

-Educational: California Scholarship Federation member, Recipient of Caldwell Scholarship for 4 consecutive years, Featured in Dean's list for 4 years (USC), Recipient of the Presidential Merit Award, Recipient of 3 USC Outstanding Student Awards as well as 15 other Certificates of Merit throughout high school and university.

-Wrote and directed "Man vs. Woman", winner of Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Film at San Diego's Comic-Con International Film Festival in 2007 and several other international awards.

 

GENERAL:

Skilled in character animation, conceptualizing, design, visual storytelling and story structuring.

 

PROFICIENT IN:

Autodesk Maya, Chaos Group’s VRay, Newtek's Lightwave 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Mudbox, Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter.

 

 

 

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