COMPOSITING SHOWREEL – 2024
I’m Kyle Ragsdale, a visual effects compositor. I’ve had the opportunity to work on a lot of really great projects at Crafty Apes VFX in Los Angeles, and am currently open to new opportunities.
As a young child, I dreamed of being an animator. I made flip books and stop-motion short films using a handheld camcorder, built models and destroyed them on camera. Films like Star Wars and Jurassic Park started a life-long interest in visual effects and storytelling. Years later, I was captivated by the process of creating cinema quality effects using modern technology.
In my 20’s, I spent years as a touring musician, earning the nickname “Rocksdale.” Along the way, I picked up technical skills using digital audio software like ProTool, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, and Abelton. I was always drawn to difficult tasks that require hours of work at my computer. I guess it was only a matter of time until I found VFX.
Having returned to my initial love of visual storytelling, I’m diving deep into the creative process, currently working on mastering compositing in Nuke. I’m excited for the future of the craft, and have been expanding my skillset to include modern machine learning workflows. I also have experience as 3D modeler, digital sculptor, texture artist, and storyboard artist, but my current focus is on compositing! I love it.
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