Simon Björk

Compositor/TD

Strandvägen 31C
791 42 Falun
Sweden

+46 (0)70 2859503
simon [at] bjorkvisuals.com
www.bjorkvisuals.com

Click here to download CV as pdf.
 

 

Professional experience (selection):
February 2014 - Present
Position: Freelancer - based in Falun, Sweden
Tasks: Working in film, television and commercials for my own company. I mostly do remote work but depending on the project I might also be available for on-site work for shorter periods.

December 2013 - January 2014
Company: Jönköping University, School of Engineering / Digital Visualization & Digital Design - Eksjö, Sweden
Position: Lecturer
Tasks: Taught both basic and advanced compositing techniques to students during the Compositing II course.

April 2013 - October 2013
Company: SF Production (Svensk Filmindustri) - Stockholm, Sweden
Position: Head of compositing/Compositing supervisor
Tasks: Worked closely with the director, creative director and visual effects supervisor for two feature films that required a large amount of visual effects. My responsibilities was to lead a team of 9 compositors, setup and manage a customized composting pipeline, look development, as well as doing final composites. I also worked closely with the 3d-team in finding a solid workflow between departments.

May 2012 - March 2013
Company: Storm Studios - Stockholm, Sweden/Oslo, Norway
Position: Compositing supervisor
Tasks: During the production of LasseMaja's Detective Agency - Von Broms Secret, Scandinavia's first feature film shot entirely against green-screen, I worked closely with the director, DOP and visual effects supervisor in order to set the mood of the film. This involved both look development for sequences, as well as final composites. My responsibilities also included to setup and manage the compositing pipeline, creating tools for the compositing team and working closely with the 3d department in finding the right balance of "who-does-what".

June 2010 - April 2012
Company: Stiller Studios - Stockholm, Sweden
Position: Lead compositor
Tasks: My main responsibilities was compositing and on-set supervision for tv-commercials - working closely with directors, producers and clients. As the studio owns a Cyclops Motion Control Rig and a large green-screen studio, a lot of time was also invested in creating a solid Virtual Backlot workflow. This involved R&D with the RED camera, green-screen lighting and workflow together with the Motion Control Supervisor and in-house DOP - all with the purpose of finding a reliable method to integrate actors shot on stage with filmed/generated environments.

January 2009 - May 2010
Company: Stiller Studios - Stockholm, Sweden
Position: Studio supervisor
Tasks: During shoots I worked on set as gaffer/best boy, as well as being responsible for the lighting setup of a 1400 sq/m green-screen studio. I was also working as a online artist/compositor for tv-commercials.

April 2008 - December 2008
Company: Forsberg & Co - Stockholm, Sweden
Tasks: My work was both in post production as a editor/online artist, as well as production assistant, electrician, camera assistant on set.

 

Primary software:
The Foundry's Nuke
Adobe After Effects
Modo

Supporting software (selection):

Mocha
Syntheyes

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer

Project management:
Shotgun
Ftrack

Scripting:

Python
TCL (basic)
ExtendScript / JavaScript

Computer skills:

Linux, Mac OS and Windows environments.

Additional information:
Solid knowledge of both technical and aesthetic aspects of photography and lighting.
Very good understanding of the color pipeline throughout the production.

Comfortable in on-set supervision.
Considerable experience working with Mark Robert's Cyclops Motion Controls system.

Education:
School: Dalarna's University - Falun, Sweden
Degree
: Bachelor of Arts

Main field of study: Moving image production
Time period: 2005 - 2008


Languages:

Swedish
English

References:
Available upon request.