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Chris has been working in the 3d animation industry for over 15 years, and working in the field of computer graphics for 25 years. He started in the animation industry as a Compositor, Motion Graphics artist and 3D Animator working on various New Zealand, and Discovery Channel documentaries. He was the sole developer of an in-house 2d/3d compositing program at Karactaz animation studio. Most of his work over his career has been in television commercials for some fantastic New Zealand clients. He was post animation 3D Lead & Technical Director on Disneys ‘Talking Friends’ animated childrens series, which has had over 63 million views on Disneys YouTube channel. Projects he has worked on have achieved 3 Asia Pacific Apollo awards, as well as a gold, and 2 silver medals at the New York festival.
$35 USD/hr
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Recent Reviews

  • image of Adam B. Project for Chris W. -- 2 $187.22 AUD

    “Chris is simply the best. Always on time, always has quality work. Will always go to him if I need any motion graphics done. Thanks, Chris you rock.”

  • image of Adam B. Project for Chris W. $100.00 AUD

    “Chris as always did a great job on my project. A+++ Everything was on time, professional, and quality was perfect. Thanks Chris!”

  • image of Adam B. Project for chriswilliamson -- 8 $131.38 USD

    “A+++ Work. Great artist! [30 March, 2016] Chris is a fantastic freelancer. Always takes time in understanding what I'm looking for had has a great work ethic.”

  • image of Shaun G. Before & After + Dream Home Ideas - Tv Shows - Graphics Packages $1473.00 AUD

    “Can't say enough good words for Chris. Nailed the brief, had great suggestions and the quality of work was just awesome. Also on time and within budget, great communication, pretty much dream project. Thanks Chris!”

  • image of Ayden H. Photography for New Marketing Material -- 2 $157.00 NZD

    “Awesome images, job well done!!”

  • image of Wayne K. Project for chriswilliamson $150.00 USD

    “Really wish I could have done business with him, but his communication lacks greatly. His "english" is great, but I was never able to get in touch with him, and finally he just dropped off the radar.”


Rendering TD

Jan 2007 - Dec 2012 (5 years)

Generalist 3D work, lighting, rendering, pipeline scripting on many projects, from short films to television commercials

3D Generalist/Compositing

Sep 2006 - Dec 2006 (3 months)

Doing general 3D work rendering a short film

VFX Supervisor

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006 (2 years)

3D generalist and VFX supervisor on various TV commercials, and several Documentaries for Discovery channel

3D Generalist

Jan 2000 - Jan 2007 (7 years)

Freelancing between various places, mostly Television Commercials, Music Videos & Documentary work

VFX Supervisor / Technical Director credits (Film, Games & Television)

Jan 1999 - Jan 2015 (16 years)

VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR: Man Made Marvels - (NHNZ / Discovery Channel documentary series) The Killian Curse - (TVNZ Childrens series) TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Rocket - (Short animated film) Eagle vs Shark - (NZ Film) BloodDrive - (XBox 360 game cinematics)

3D Artist Credits (Film & Television)

Jan 1999 - Jan 2015 (16 years)

Boy - (NZ Film) Megastructures - (NHNZ / Discovery Channel series) Superman : Red Son - (Motion comic series) Spartacus - (Starz Entertainment TV series) Ahuwhenua - ( documentary series) Turangaarere: The John Pohe Story - ( documentary) Disneys ‘Talking Friends’ - (animated childrens series) Spongo & Fuzz - (Pilot for childrens series) Heel - (Pilot for Fox networks animated series) The Killian Curse - (TVNZ Childrens series) The Chestnuts - (MTV animated series)

Compositing Credits (Film + Television)

Jan 1999 - Jan 2015 (16 years)

MOTION GRAPHICS / COMPOSITING: Echoes - (Short Film) Beyond Mummies - (NHNZ / History Channel Documentary) Frontier of Dreams - (NZ Documentary series) From Len Lye to Gollum - (NZ Documentary) Margaret Mahy: “A Tall Long Faced Tale” - (NZ Documentary) The Great Escape - (Maori TV documentary) Lifeforce 2 - (NHNZ / Discovery Channel Documentary) The Killian Curse - (TVNZ Childrens series)

Sign Designer

Jan 1996 - Jan 2004 (8 years)

Loads of Photoshop & Illustrator work


Business Computing/Programming

1989 - 1990 (1 year)


Pride in Workmanship Award (1991)

Rotary International

Award for designing murals for trucks to go to schools and educate about heath & nutrition

Asia Pacific Image Apollo Award (2005)

Asia Pacific Image Apollo

Award for our (companies Cobalt & Karactaz animation) 2D/3D animated commercial, 'No Rubba No Hubba'

x2 silver world medals (2007)

New York Festival

Best animated commercial, and one other category, we won silver world medals in each. For the 'Breathe easy' campaign with Karactaz animation and Clemenger BBDO


The Official Blender 2.3 Guide: Free 3D Creation Suite for Modeling, Animation, and Rendering

I wrote, and rendered the illustrations in the section on the Yafray Renderer scene description language in this Blender manual


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