Paul Sultan

Paul Sultan

Pipeline TD


Looking to collaborate on writing practical, well-designed software for visual effects. My days are spent digging around APIs and technical documentation trying to find novel ways to benefit production.

Work Experience


SVA, Adjunct Professor

Sep 18 - Present

Teach Programming for Animators: a crash course in Python along with how it can be used to enhance Maya and other visual effects software.


CHRLX, Pipeline Programmer

Aug 13 - Present

Manage a proprietary web based production tracking system which includes job creation, user management, and model database. Update production software, configurations, launchers, and render submit scripts. Compile plug-ins and tools for testing and R&D. Work with CG Heads to adjust and monitor scripts based on job demands. Work with artists to write custom tools for 3D and 2D applications.

Brand New School

Brand New School, CG Lead

Feb 13 - Mar 13

Prepared assets and scripts from archives. Overlooked and collaborated with CG team throughout production.


Psyop, Pipeline Programmer

Apr 10 - Feb 13

Developed pipeline scripts, plug-ins, and UIs for client jobs and internal codebase. Updated and maintained companywide code used on nearly all projects. Managed application's initialization and integration with the renderfarm.

Click 3X

Click 3X, Junior Systems Admin

Oct 09 - Dec 09

Modeled, textured, and rendered 3D assets. Supported IT management by archiving and restoring data tapes of HD footage on Unix machines, as well as contributed to full network expansion.


HBO, Technical Operations Intern

Jun 09 - Aug 09

Assisted senior graphics artists with Final Cut, After Effects and Flame projects. Created animations for HBO's producers. Revised and tested files for consistent quality and render times.


Gravity, Technical Director Intern

May 08 - Jul 08

Developed Houdini dynamics and L-systems for film pitches. Created and upgraded MEL, pyMEL, and Python production scripts. Revised scenes with lighting and rendering glitches.


NYU CADA, Technical Assistant

Jan 07 - May 09

Checked out and supported pro audio/video equipment and reference material. Troubleshot student's and teacher's hardware and software problems on Mac, IBM, HP, and BOXX systems.


NYU Teacher's Assistant

Sep 06 - Apr 08

Presented and graded course material on Java, HTML and PHP. Scheduled and rented film/photographic equipment to students. Prepared lab rooms and materials for professors and guest presenters.

Programming Experience

  • Python
  • C/C++
  • Java
  • PHP
  • SQL
  • Javascript/jQuery/Vue
  • wxWidgets
  • Qt/pySide
  • MEL/pyMEL
  • Git/SVN
  • Unix/Linux

Software Experience

  • Maya
  • Nuke
  • MotionBuilder
  • Houdini