nocturnal3d Samuel Wheeler

Riverhead Auckland   New Zealand
Member since February 27, 2016

Collaborations: 31   Joined: 4   Tracks: 73



I am a fully registered Technician with the Techo guild, the international 3d guild and a registered editor/director at Director and Editors Guild New Zealand. I have extensive film and television experience both in front and behind the camera and run my own studio.

I have a passion for technology, with a work history in film-making, animation, digital art, production, Director and Producer tasks, budgeting and editing. I have experience working in children?s shows for Walt Disney Television during my time as an animator at Toonz Animation Studios and also taught CGI animation for Freelance Animation School.

I just returned from my third visit to Cannes for the Marche du Film where I attended the Producers Workshop there. Only 300 people are accepted each year to attend from verified producers and industry professionals throughout the world.

I came back via Milan, Rome, Florence and Lyon where I enjoyed days strolling through the cities photography Architecture.

During my career I have had the opportunity to work with some talented people on some very exciting projects. I?m proud to say the business?s I have worked in have benefited greatly from my achievements.

I was the first employee of Toonz Animation with no formal training in animation, and was up to production speed there after two weeks of in-house training. I also went on to train other animators while working on a variety of animated shows for Walt Disney Television.

In 2000 I started working as the publications co-ordinator for the Unitec Student Union. During my time there I increased advertising revenue by 70% and decreased production costs by 25% re-sourcing our printing provider. This allowed me to provide the students with a free CD of New Zealand Music with each orientation issue of In Unison Magazine. When I started there the magazine was a drab, black and white newsprint publication but by the time I had finished it was a shiny new full colour, full gloss publication.

While teaching at Freelance Animation School I had a 94% pass rate of graduate students in my CGI Animation classes. My students have gone on to work in the animation and game development industry.

The debut CD I co-directed for LOOP Magazine was quoted as ?the best thing to come out of New Zealand ever!? by Satchi and Satchi.

I was one of 350 producers to attend the exclusive Producers Workshop at Festival de Cannes 2015, selected from submissions from working professional producers worldwide.

Here is a link to my company promo...

I am currently the Vision Switcher Operator and digital content creator contractually for Waikato Rugby Union during the SuperRugby, and have previously been the Vision Switcher Operator for the ITM Cup and OAMM for the SuperRugby and NZ Fashion Week.

Samuel Wheeler


Nocturnal Customs Limited

49b James Paige Lane,

Riverhead, Auckland.

cell: 021 1333 486


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25 Files, 2yr+6mo ago
nocturnal3d nocturnal3d, BGMusic


Indie Rock
13 Files, 3yr+11mo ago
nocturnal3d nocturnal3d, NeoN

Everyday Street Walker

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
5 Files, 3yr+11mo ago
nocturnal3d nocturnal3d

Axe for Jar Liquor

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
1 File, 3yr+11mo ago
nocturnal3d nocturnal3d

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My Mind is going away from me

31 Files, 2yr+7mo ago
engels engels, AndreaSpace, nocturnal3d + 1 more


23 Files, 2yr+7mo ago
claudiom claudiom, BigKahuna, IntervaloLucido + 1 more

Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd Cover

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
24 Files, 2yr+12mo ago
MothersTalk MothersTalk, Plassgard, JP + 28 more

John Barleycorn Must Die

14 Files, 3yr+11mo ago
Phil001 Phil001, roktimsroy, nocturnal3d

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nocturnal3d accepted the sep BGMusic uploaded to the collaboration Creeper
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nocturnal3d accepted the sep BGMusic uploaded to the collaboration Creeper
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nocturnal3d added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Creeper
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nocturnal3d uploaded a PDF file (v1) of type Songwriting-Lyrics to the collaboration Creeper
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nocturnal3d added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Creeper
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nocturnal3d accepted the mix BGMusic uploaded to the collaboration Creeper
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nocturnal3d posted Here is the music video for...
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nocturnal3d posted Hey there! The music video ...
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nocturnal3d uploaded a MP3 file (v1) of type Guitar-Lead to the collaboration Creeper
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