This Guy Kris

Hello folks! My name is Kris Cabrera, I am a lighting artist based in the greater Los Angeles area. Originally i am from Miami,Fl born and raised. I went to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale were I got a Bachelors in Visual Effects and motion Graphics,not that it really matter in this industry, but i just thought i throw it out there incase someone gets impressed. I wasn’t your usual artist that decided he wanted to do visual effects when he saw Star Wars, it sort of came to me nearing the end of high school. I sat down on the computer one day and decided i wanted to do something that will catch people attention, and what better field than the Movie Industry. I also consider my self a big car fan, i have always been into cars and try to express that car love in my CG. So with that being said check out my work and let me know if i caught your attention. I tend to do alot of photography in my spare time, not professionally I just like to go out and take pixs. My spare time is mostly for my kids and racing, real big fan of F1 and karting. Every time I get a chance i go out and do some races, which got me into doing a GP series over at call speed in fontana. Currently i live in Chino, Ca, not your average artist who lives in LA, but it works better for me and my family out here. So this is what i bring into the CG world, I try to maintain a good flow of personal projects but its very tuff when u have kids, I cant stay in front of the computer till 4am, well not everyday. Feel free to drop me an email i love to collaborate on projects!

What I do

Lighting

I am a Lighter at heart, they say the first year or two your trying to find whats most attractive to  you in CG. Very early on in my career I quickly found that lighting was one of the parts of CG I liked the most, and I have been doing it SINCE!! It kinda hard to explain to civilians what I do when I get asked the question, so if there any civilians lurking on here am gonna try my best. Basically I sit in front of a computer all day and put lights in an environment and make things look like they are real when they are fake! But in a nut shell that’s it!

Generalist

This is for none civilians, so early on in you career you also get the chance to work on many things. Through out those years I have managed to get a good grasp on many different aspects of CG. Anything from asset building to texturing, animation, and some FX and fluid work. I mainly focus more Generalist work towards 3dsmax, but I do work in maya as well.

Compositing

This is also not for civilians, I have had a good share of shots to composite. I mainly work with Nuke for compositing as well as After Effects. I mainly do alot of Full CG compositing and every now and then I get live action to composite as well, and like everything I feel like I need to do more COMPOSITING!

Software I Use

3D

3DSMAX
MAYA
ZBRUSH
MARI
RHINO
HDRI STUDIO
HOUDINI (in progress)

Renderer

VRAY (Primary)
RENDERMAN
REDSHIFT
ARNOLD
MENTALRAY
KEYSHOT

Compositing

NUKE
DIGITALFUSION
AFTER EFFECTS
PHOTOSHOP

Misc

PREMIERE
PTGUI
SHOTGUN
LINUX
WINDOWS
LIGHTROOM

The Crew

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Paxton Alexander C.

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Lennox Jaydn C.

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Maddox Ryan C.

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