Mitchell Kendall Smith

I have been making films for seven years now, professionally for four. I’ve led large crews and shot award-winning films on shoestring budgets, including winning “Best Visual Effects” in the world’s largest international short film competition (My Rode Reel ‘2016’). I am well versed as an artist and technician, having diversified and refined skills across all platforms of filmmaking. I have written scripts, shot personally and professionally, cut commercial trailers and even produced work for Channel 4 and Sky Sports.

​My work as a VFX artist primarily consists of 3D visualisation, motion design and advanced compositing, however I am well versed with cloth, smoke, fuel and fire simulation as well as minimal experience with character animation, modelling and rigging.

​As a live-action cinematographer, I have worked from low-high budget shorts, utilising consumer level to cinema grade lighting and cameras including the Canon C500, URSA Mini and Red Epic Dragon, personally owning the BMPCC4K. My DP work is not limited to live-action, having helmed multiple full CG animated shorts.

Though I specialise in VFX and cinematography, I aspire to directing features, with a plethora of material under my belt and a refined pre-post production workflow including sound design and colour grading.

Education

September 2016 - June 2019

1st Class Hons | Animation & VFX at Falmouth Unviersity

September 2014 - June 2016

D*D*D* (100%) OCR National Media Communication | B - AS Level Fine Art at Cirencester College

September 2012 - June 2014

13 GCSE's from A* - C Grade at Rendcomb College

Experience

Sept 17 - May 18

VFX Compositor at NASA

Full CG, 3 minute short film. Educational. Falmouth University.

May 18 -

Writer/Director | Cinematographer | Editor | VFX | Sound Design | Producer at Scarlet Storm Short Film

Live action, 28 minute short film. Thriller/Drama. Made as a proof of concept for a feature film spec script.

Sept 18 - May 19

Writer/Director | DP (camera & lighting) | Shader | Editor | VFX Compositor | Simulation artist at Falmouth University

Full CG, 3 minute short film. Fantasy/Adventure. Falmouth University.

Trailer – www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7Lt-299WAE

May 18 - July 18

Writer/Director | DP | Editor | Producer/Campaign Runner | VFX | Sound Design at Kickstarter

‘BURDEN OF DREAMS’ | 2018
Live action, 3 minute short film. Promotional/documentary. Kickstarter.

Kickstarter Raised: £19,156
www.kickstarter.com/projects/scarletstormfilm/scarlet-storm-feature-film

Nov 17 - Jan 18

VFX Compositor at Kialle Willis & Lizzie Seagrave

Lowen. Directed by Kialle Wills & Lizzie Seagrave. Full CG, 3 minute short film. Fantasy/Adventure. Falmouth University.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LowenFilm

June 17 - June 17

Writer/Director | DP | Editor | Producer | VFX at Self

Live action/CG, 3 minute short film. Award Winning. Sci-fi.

March 17 - April 17

Writer/Director | DP | | Editor | Producer at Self

Live action, 5 minute short film. Documentary.

Oct 16 - Dec 16

DP | Editor | Producer | VFX Artist at Yannis Dimopoulos

Live action, web series following an amateur bodybuilder. Documentary.

May 16 - June 16

Writer/Director | DP | | Editor | Producer | VFX Artist at RODE

Live action/CG, 3 minute short film. Award Winning. Sci-fi.
‘Best Visual Effects 2016’ – My RODE Reel

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