• Will Shepherd
  • November 28, 1971
  • Austin, Texas 78704
  • 530-680-5321
  • Will Shepherd is a skilled artist, problem solver, and supervisor recently completing 8 years of work in LA. He has over 20 years of experience using predominantly Autodesk software to achieve the highest quality results for film, games, corporate and television. His leadership is through example and can provide a needed conduit between talent and production challenges. He ensures that the tools and techniquies an artist requires to reach the goals are available and understood. In high pressure situations his resolve crystallizes and his energy helps propel the work to its best possible conclusion.

    Will was a founding Partner at SHG ( where he wore many hats during production. Will developed bidding structures, produced VFX work, established production pipelines and CG supervised the commercial and feature work on the floor.

    Will is currently freelancing R&D FX for film and commercial work.

    Thank you for your time.

    Will Shepherd


  • WillAnimate ║ Owner ║ June 2013-Present

    Will is currently providing FX R&D for feature and commercial work.

  • EclipseVFX ║ Operations Director ║ Sept 2012-March 2013

    Will oversaw the merging operations of EclipseFXStudio Beijing and SHG into EclipseVFX (now Phenom Films). He focused on production, distributed pipelining and rigging.

  • Spatial Harmonics Group ║ Partner, VFX Producer ║ Aprl 2010-Mar 2012

    As a partner at SHG Will provided VFX Producing, CG Supervision, Lead FX, Pipeline/IT dev, R&D, Business Strategy and Management to a team of 5-20 artists.

  • Cafe FX ║ FX TD ║ Jan-Feb 2010

    A brief stint as an FX TD, Will helped Cafe wrap the "Alice in Wonderland" feature.

  • Uncharted Territory ║ FX Artist ║ Jan-Aug 2009

    Provided FX animation for the Roland Emmerich feature "2012".

  • Inhance VFX ║ Lead CG Artist ║ June 2004-Dec 2008

    Provided Lead Animation, project management and supervision for TV and corporate clients. Clients included NASA, Boeing, Cisco, CBS, Intel, BAE Systems, and the Discovery Channel.

  • TripleHelix, Inc ║ Owner ║ Mar 1998-May 2004

    Provided design, 3D animation, Ad layout, real-time modeling and web design.

  • Aneiva, Inc ║ Owner, Creative Dir. ║ May 1995-Feb 1998

    Wrote, Produced and Directed a staff of 8-10 through the production of the "Cydonia" (aka "Lightbringer") 3D adventure game.

  • Trilobyte, Inc ║ Animator ║ Feb 1993-Jan 1995

    Provided VO and live-action performance, 3D sets and animation for a number of game titles such as "The 7th Guest" and "The 11th Hour".


  • Southern Oregon University

    Pursued a BA in Theatre Arts and Computer Science. Summer session at the Natl. Shakespere Conservatory.

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  • VFX Producing

  • CG Supervision

  • 3ds max

  • Maya

  • After Effects

  • Fusion

  • Nuke

  • CryEngine

  • Thinking Partices

  • Fume FX

  • Krakatoa

  • Deadline

  • Naiad

  • Vray

  • DarkTree

  • Z-Brush

  • Shotgun

  • XMesh and Frost

  • Photoshop

  • HTML and Web

  • Windows OS


  • IT and Hardware

Contact info

Please reach out for more info about my availability and/or skillset.
Thanks for visiting!

  • Address: Austin, Texas 78704
  • Phone: 530-680-5321
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