Nirav L Sheth                                             Lighting TD and Compositor
790 Ellis Street, San Francisco  94109

A teamwork-minded professional with skills & experience in lighting and color. Possess a natural inclination for project organization & optimization. Adaptive to learn new tools, software’s and working environments.



Lightstream Animation Studio – Technical Director, Feb 2011- July2011

Live action feature film “Shark night-3D”
– Created digital environments for under water shots
– Worked on lighting and rendering of sharks and other CG elements
– Created debris and particles for under water shots
– Troubleshooting technical problems related to Renders/Lighting & shading
– Rendering explicit lighting passes & AOVS using Renderman Studio+ Maya

Medical animation project “Xolair”
– Responsible for look dev, shading and shot assembly
– Responsible for lighting and compositing
– Troubleshooting technical difficulties related to Renders/Lighting & shading

Pixar Animation Studios – Lighting internship, June-August 2010
– Worked on Toy Story 3 shots as exercise for real production experience
– Worked on Cars 2 shot for actual production

Production Lighting with Derek Flood, Academy of Art University
– Lighting/Compositing lead on short film “BOT” by Mustafa Lazakani
– Lighting Lead for undisclosable live action short film
– Lighter on short film “An interview with Ranger Guss” by Doug Moskowitz

Production Compositing with Catherine Tate, Academy of Art University
– Worked on a sequence for Music Video by band named Lilofee
– Worked on film Midnight Son by Scott Leberecht

FX House – Mumbai, India (Aug 2005 – April 2006)
– Wire Removal, Rotoscoping and Keying
– 3d Titling and Compositing



  • 4 years of CG Visual effects experience with: Lighting, shading, texturing, rendering & compositing (Maya, Nuke, Renderman)
  • Strong artistic skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • Experience in compositing (After Effects, Nuke, Combustion)
  • Experience with Windows/Mac and Linux platforms




  • MFA in Animation and VFX – Academy of Arts University, 2010
  • Multimedia Specialist Program from Arena Multimedia, India, 2005
  • Bachelor’s of Commerce, Mumbai University, India, 2005



  • 1ST place in Match moving category, Spring Show 2008, Academy of Art University, San Francisco
  • 1st place in Multimedia category, overall Mumbai region, Arena Multimedia, India



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