Matthew Puchala


USA: +1-508-873-2417               

Europe: +44-7447-740006

Singapore: +65-8305-1966



Industrial Light & Magic - FX TD,  August 2016 - Present

  • Star Wars: Episode IX

  • Aladdin

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Volcano explosion, destruction effects.

  • Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi; Character effects, planetary surface explosions, and space battle effects.

  • Transformers: The Last Knight; Time Bubble effect, debris, and Cybertron destruction.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Debris, dirt, dust and large scale destruction effects.

Double Negative - FX TD,  April 2016 - August 2016

  • Star Trek: Beyond; Swarm simulation, debris, explosions, and spark effects.

Rhythm & Hues - FX TD,  August 2015 - April 2016

  • Game of Thrones: Destruction and blood effects.

  • The Walking Dead: Blood and gore effects.

Side Effects Software - Visual Effects Intern,  April 2015 - August 2015

  • Responsible for creating shots and effects that demonstrate Houdini’s features.


  • Gnomon School of Visual Effects - Digital Production Program, 2015


  • Expert knowledge of Houdini, Maya, and Nuke

  • Particle, fluid, and rigid body dynamics

  • Procedural effects animation

  • Tool development

  • Lighting in VRay, Arnold, and Mantra


  • C++, Python, and OpenCL

  • Maya API & Houdini HDK

  • Expression writing in Mel and VEX

Work Eligibility

  • Citizen of the United States

  • Citizen of Poland, eligible to work in the European Union


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