DONATO R. VYTIACO
3705-A Bautista St., Palanan
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1235
Mobile: +63 (917) 811-7524
Email: resume@donvy.com
URL: https://www.donvy.com
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2942329/

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

Seeking a challenging position utilizing my organizational prowess and effective management acumen along with an untethered creative genius* augmented with technical skills, abilities and experience with macOS, iOS, Unix, Linux and Windows-based solutions along with Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple software packages further amplified by eloquent and articulate writing as well as the gift of gab cultivating logical, effective, and measurable improvements which inspire progression, growth, and evolution in and around my involvement with various aspects of the entertainment industry.
*Just checking if anyone actually reads these; although nothing stated so far may be deemed embellished or inflated by the uninspired. One’s lifetime of work always seems grandiose when abridged in a single sentence.

SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS

    • Extensive production management and technical experience providing innovative solutions for the creative industries – spanning print, web, animation, advertising, film, and broadcast media.
    • Experience with Final Cut Studio setup and editing as well as DVD Studio Pro authoring, Adobe Creative Suite solutions, and Microsoft Office products of course.
    • UNIX Korn Shell and C Shell scripting experience, Tcl/Tk, Visual Basic for Applications programming as well as Softimage|3D animation experience; exposure to and provided technical support for Autodesk|Alias|Wavefront and Ciprico RAID products.
    • Experience with SGI IRIX System Administration, maintenance and support for SGI Indigos, Indigo2s, Impacts, Indys, Challenge-L, O2s, Octanes and Origins in the 3D CGI, post-production and animation industries.
    • Experience in integrating UNIX SGI workstations, Windows XP/98/NT/2000, Linux and Macintosh workstations in a networked, server-based environment with DDRs, RAID storage and video equipment using Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Wireless 802.11x technologies.
    • System and Network Administration training at Silicon Graphics in Mountain View, California.
    • Possess excellent organization and planning skills coupled with well-developed communication skills as demanded by the successful management of a 3D CGI facility’s operations.
    • Electronics hobbyist, Macintosh enthusiast/evangelist, and occasional lecturer on 3D CGI and technology in universities and the broadcast industry in the Philippines.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

January 2012 – present
SELF-EMPLOYED INDEPENDENT CREATOR
Provides web site management, design, maintenance and consultancy services for clients worldwide – covering domain, load-balancing, email and list management along with web site design and maintenance for both HTML, WordPress, and Shopify sites. Provides technical consultancy for technology-based marketing events and product launches through custom iOS app programming, iBooks authoring, videography, content management and delivery for implementation on Apple’s iOS platforms. (Portfolio link)

June 2008 – December 2011
Click Digital Post, Unit 302 One Corporate Plaza, 845 A. Arnaiz Ave., Legaspi Village, Makati City
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
In charge of the post production facility’s Engineering; covering Power Mac hardware and Final Cut Studio with Adobe Creative Suite software installations, video/audio hardware networking, technology solutions, capacity utilization, direction, upgrades and maintenance.

July 2006 – January 2008
Mano Productions, 8/F Common Goal Tower, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang
PROJECT CONSULTANT
Providing creative (writing) and technical (3D CGI) services to Mano Productions who were back then working on the very first, all-Filipino animated feature length 3D film. A second in-house animation facility for this project was being set up, along with a planned, full-featured Motion Capture facility.

September 2002 – December 2006, 2008
FREELANCE CONSULTANT
Provided technical consultancy services in the fields of network design, multimedia, and audio/video integration for both the post-production and animation industries.

November 1999 – August 2002
ToonCity Animation, Inc., #5 First Street, Bo. Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Philippines 1603
TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR
Reporting directly to the General Manager, Wayne Smith, provided technical management services for Toon City Animation, Inc. – in charge of upgrading and maintaining over fifty production stations, twenty render farm stations with a total online storage of over two terabytes; employing Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Wireless 802.11b technologies. Developed scripts and utilities in Unix ksh, csh and Tcl/Tk; as well as Hardware/Network Administration tasks. Edited and mastered Toon City’s Demo Reel using Final Cut Pro and mastered using DVD Studio Pro; as well as laying out and implementing packaging and other marketing materials using Adobe Creative Suite products among other tools. (Check me out on imdb.com)

June 1999 – August 1999
Unitel Productions, 1196 Vito Cruz Ext. cor Zapote Street, Makati City, Philippines
TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT
Provided technical consultancy services for Unitel Productions, Inc. – one of the largest production facilities in the Philippines; catering to the broadcast, advertising and corporate audio-visual and multimedia industries.

February 1999 – October 1999
ToonCity Animation, Inc., #5 First Street, Bo. Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Philippines 1603
HARDWARE/NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
Performed network and peripheral installations for Toon City’s SGI Dual-Origin 200 server-based network of SGI Indigo2 Impacts and O2s as well as Windows NT workstations running USAnimation Digital Ink & Paint software. Wrote ksh and csh scripts for automating the backup of final animation frames to tape, generating regular system activity reports in Excel-readable form among other miscellaneous scripts; and developed an Excel-based production tracking system using Visual Basic for Applications.
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
Provided consultation services to several local animation companies concerning network design, integration, installation, implementation and expansion.

September 1998 – December 1998
Form Toonworks Manila, Inc., 2158 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City, Philippines 1231
PROJECT CONSULTANT
As Project Manager for the transfer of Form Toonworks Manila’s post-production and SGI network equipment and suites to a three-storey building structure at its present location; took charge of the strategic planning and implementation of the move with minimal downtime and resource expenditure. Tasks included network layout planning and installation utilizing both new cabling and the efficient recycle of cabling from Toonworks’ previous location.
SYSTEMS & NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
Performed SGI hardware and peripherals installation, troubleshooting and upgrades as well as system and third-party software installation and maintenance. Provided user as well as on-call support for both the production and post-production departments of the company.

January 1998 – July 1998
Form DV-Net Pte Ltd, 39 Tampines St. 92, Singapore, 528883
INTEGRATION SERVICES CONSULTANT
Took on project management tasks involving the successful configuration, installation and networking of Silicon Graphics, Windows NT and Macintosh workstations in the animation, post-production and multimedia industries. Responsible for the installation, networking, maintenance and support of Form Toonworks Manila’s network of over thirty (30) Silicon Graphics workstations and an SGI Origin server designed for digital ink and paint for the cel animation industry – complemented by a full post facility equipped with Quantel, Avid and 3D animation hardware and software.

February 1994 – December 1997
CineVideo Arts Philippines / Video-Post Manila, Inc., Legaspi Village, Makati, Philippines
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Responsible for delegating project assignments, handling hardware, software and personnel requirements, evaluating system usage and load, and overall department operations.
SYSTEMS & NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
In charge of a server-based network of Silicon Graphics workstations, performed all software and basic hardware installations, network installations and maintenance, network storage and peripheral resource allocations, and designed backup strategies and their implementation.
CGI ANIMATOR/DIRECTOR
Perform modeling and animation of computer-generated images for television commercials and film applications; as Animation Director, directs CGI projects involving character animation.

May 1990 – February 1994
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Bohol Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
POST-PRODUCTION SERVICES MANAGER
In-charge of the broadcast image design and production of program logos, program plugs and station ids using both 2D Digital Video Effects and 3D computer graphics.
POST-PRODUCTION SPECIALIST
Upon completion of ABS-CBN’s own Post-Production Facility, functioned as ADO programmer, vision mixer and computer editor using Ampex Betacam SPs, Ampex ADO 100, Ampex ACE 25 and Ampex VISTA switcher. Also in charge of installation, maintenance and operator-training for the Division’s Macintosh computers utilizing a variety of type-manipulation and page-layout software in the production of artworks for print and broadcast use.

May 1988 – April 1990
Video-Post Manila, Inc., Legaspi Village, Makati, Philippines
COMPUTER GRAPHICS ANIMATOR/DESIGNER
Produced 3D computer animation for the broadcast industry using DGS’ Digital Arts 3-Dimensional modeling and animation software package on a parallel-processing PC-based platform.
AMPEX DIGITAL OPTICS PROGRAMMER
Provided creative and technical services through the use of ADO special effects in the production and post-production of television advertisements, documentaries, multi-media and business presentations.

April 1987 – March 1988
Arms Corporation of the Philippines, Parang, Marikina, Philippines
PROJECT STAFF – INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER
Presented alternative solutions to Management for problems in Materials Management, Productivity Index Measurement, Computerized Lathe – to – Microcomputer data storage interfacing, Quality Control / Ballistics Test Equipment – to – Microcomputer interfacing, Quality Control Procedures in Ammunition Manufacture, Systems and Procedures in the processing of Ammunition.

April 1986 – September 1986
Computers and Advanced Technology Skills Training Institute, Quezon City, Philippines
PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR
Provided teaching services for Basic EDP, WordStar, BASIC, COBOL & dBase II/III Programming.

April 1985 – June 1985
CityTrust Banking Corporation, Makati, Philippines
PROJECT STAFF – PROGRAMMER
Created a Statement of Accounts Client Report program and other report-extensive programs using dBase software on a PC-based system.

EDUCATION / SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS HIGHLIGHTS

SIGGRAPH Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics
Regular participant in this annual conference in the United States for 20 years from 1993 up to 2013 (http://www.siggraph.org/attend/past-annual-conferences)

MacWorld New York
July 2002, Jacob Javits Center, New York

IP Routing & Enterprise Solutions by Nortel Networks
September 2001, Manila, Philippines

The World Animation Celebration 2001
August 2001, Hollywood, California

DVD Pro ’99
August 1999, San Francisco, California

Quantel Domino Digital Film Compositing and Effects Solution Training
April 1997, Newbury, Berkshire, England

Systems, Network and Advanced Systems Administration
January 1997, Silicon Graphics Headquarters, Mountain View, California

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention
April 1996 and 1995, Las Vegas, Nevada

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
1982 – 1988, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Manila Science High School
1978-1982, Taft Avenue, Philippines

References available upon request