Kevin Luttrell – FX TD/Artist
Grad. Sep. 2015
BiographyKevin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and had a career in Communications before deciding to take a hard left turn and follow his passion for making things move with a computer. After researching several schools, he relocated his family from Hawaii and joined Lost Boys to follow his dream and work in the Visual Effects Industry. Upon graduation, Kevin began his career as an Effects Technical Director for MPC.
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
- The Litany Against Fear - Frank Herbert, Dune
Before coming to Lost Boys, I was living in Hawaii and worked in Communications. However, all of my free time was consumed with learning about visual effects. I loved it. But like most people, I was afraid of change. Afraid of the unknown. Afraid of failing and afraid to turn a hobby into a career. After all, it would mean starting over. But, I kept coming back to a short passage from a book that I read many years ago. That passage from Dune played on a loop in my head. Committed and unafraid, I decided to do some research on schools. Lost Boys kept percolating to the top of the list as one of the best schools in the business.
Going to Lost Boys changed my life. The FX TD program delivered everything it promised. Through hard work and perseverance, along with the support of staff and fellow students, I gained a solid and focused foundation of professional FX skills and an introduction to the working realities of the visual effects industry. Because class sizes are managed, you get to know everyone. Not just in your class or discipline, but alums and new students as well. Those connections become the glue that bonds people for a lifetime. I became we because of Lost Boys.