Nexus Productions - Lighting TD


Hello, and welcome to my website!

My name is Patrick Macdonald and I am a VFX pipeline TD and Shotgun specialist.

I provide pipeline support and advice to studios large and small, helping to eliminate bottle-necks and to streamline workflows.
Having worked throughout the VFX pipeline over the years as a generalist and lighter, I have in-depth knowledge of the challenges and
frustrations that a successful pipeline can solve.

Please get in touch to discuss how I can bring your production environment up to speed!

Client feedback

It has been a real pleasure working with Patrick at Pixomondo. He has a great eye for detail, has made a palpable difference to the look of our shots, and - alongside that - has the technical ability and experience to optimize renders and scenes, making iterations fast and achievable. I am glad we have had him on the team and look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again.

Simon Carr, Pixomondo

Patrick was an integral part to the production, he has a vast knowledge of 3ds max and remains calm in a stressful situations. His skills spread across pipeline scripting to look development.
Not only that, he is an utter joy to work with.

Jay Harwood, Nexus Productions

We loved working with Patrick - great results given a very demanding brief. Helpful, always ready with a suggestion for making things work better. Look forward to working with him again.

Dominic Parker, One of Us


Over 15 years experience working with clients direct and in-house with vfx studios and advertising agencies.

Art Direction

Design, direction and delivery of a number of projects to clients in TV, advertising, film and construction.

Lighting & Rendering TD

Working in-house to delivery photoreal CG within large and small teams, solving production problems fast, and ensuring projects are delivered on time.

Generalist / producer / director

From my time as a freelance artist producing complete animated sequences for various tv and advertising clients, I have experience of all stages of production, from inception and bidding through to delivery.