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Elana Lederman
Elana Lederman
Freelance Houdini FX Artist
New York, United States of America

Summary

Contact: jobs@elanalederman.com
Website: www.elanalederman.com
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10129224/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elanalederman/

Hello! My name is Elana Lederman. I'm an experienced freelance Houdini FX artist based in New York whose career has spanned film, television, and commercial projects. My film credits includes Frozen 2, The Greatest Showman, and Hereditary and I've worked on numerous television productions including Power, Blindspot, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. My commercial work includes ads for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Sour Patch Kids, McDonald's, and Mountain Dew Ice.

Outside of my VFX work, I also write and direct for live-action and animation productions. I'm also very passionate about fine arts and photography, both above the ground and under the sea! In my spare time, I enjoy sewing, knitting, writing, reading, and traveling the globe.

I am a graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Art, Computer Animation, and Visual Effects, and I also earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Take a look around my portfolio, and I hope you enjoy my work! You can view more of my work at www.elanalederman.com. If you're interested in booking me for a job or learning more about me, please contact me at jobs@elanalederman.com. Thanks!

Skills

Visual EffectsVFXHoudiniHoudini FXFXEffectsSimulationParticle EffectsFluid SimulationShatterRigid Body SimulationRBD EffectsPyro EffectsVolume EffectsVolume SimulationSmoke EffectsSmoke SimulationsGrain SimulationsVellumDirectionDirectingScreenwritingCompositing3D ModelingCharacter ModelingEnvironment ModelingEditingFilm EditingCG GeneralistRotoMotion GraphicsCamera Tracking3D Tracking3D GeneralistRotoscoping

Software proficiency

Houdini
Houdini
Maya
Maya
Nuke
Nuke
RealFlow
RealFlow
3ds Max
3ds Max
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Arnold
Arnold
V-Ray
V-Ray
After Effects
After Effects
3DEqualizer
3DEqualizer
Photoshop
Photoshop
Premiere
Premiere
Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro
Pro Tools
Pro Tools

Reel

Productions

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    • Movie
      Frozen 2
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Effects Artist Apprentice
    • Company
      Walt Disney Animation Studio
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    • Movie
      The Greatest Showman
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Artist
    • Company
      Brainstorm Digital
  • Hereditary
    • Movie
      Hereditary
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      CG Artist
    • Company
      Brainstorm Digital
  • Ghost
    • Movie
      Ghost in the Shell
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Artist
    • Company
      Blacksmith
  • Blindspot
    • TV Production
      Blindspot
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      Alkemy X
  • Power
    • TV Production
      Power
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      Alkemy X
  • Kimmy
    • TV Production
      Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      The Molecule
  • Shades
    • TV Production
      Shades of Blue
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      The Molecule
  • Thekitchen
    • Movie
      The Kitchen
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      Alkemy X
  • Sevenseconds
    • TV Production
      Seven Seconds
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      The Molecule
  • Papillon
    • Movie
      Papillon
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      CG Artist
    • Company
      Brainstorm Digital
  • Clover
    • Movie
      Clover
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      CG Artist
    • Company
      Brainstorm Digital
  • Luce
    • Movie
      Luce
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      CG Artist
    • Company
      Brainstorm Digital
  • Thegifted
    • TV Production
      The Gifted
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      Alkemy X
  • Happy
    • TV Production
      Happy!
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      The Molecule
  • Gypsy
    • TV Production
      Gypsy
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      The Molecule
  • Time
    • TV Production
      Time After Time
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      Alkemy X
  • Rise
    • TV Production
      Rise
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Compositor
    • Company
      The Molecule
  • Oddmomout
    • TV Production
      Odd Mom Out
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      Pig Apple
  • Allsaints
    • Movie
      All Saints
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Houdini Effects Artist
    • Company
      Alkemy X

Experience

  • Effects Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studio
    United States of America
    October 2018 - November 2019