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Program Advisory Committee

Every year, Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects seeks out the top advisors to ensure we are meeting industry needs and stay current with our program development.

We meet with the Program Advisory Committee during the year and invite them to review our program and facility. Program advisors identify current industry trends and advancements in the skills. This gives graduates the knowledge to meet current employer requirements. They advise on the need for new programs and participate in their development and quality assurance. Committee members also assist in identifying industry resources, such as guest speakers, studio connections, practicum placement and/or employment opportunities. Program Advisory Committee members are another important liaison between Lost Boys, the local industry and visual effects community at large. Our advisors are one of our greatest assets and we highly value their opinions.

We are privileged to have them share their knowledge and insight with us!

Mark Curtis

Mark Curtis

Compositing Head of Department
Motion Picture Company (MPC)

Mark began his career in 2001 as a compositor in London for MPC. After several years he moved to the MPC Vancouver studio and they have been lucky enough to still have him working with them now as the Head of Compositing here in Vancouver. Throughout his career, he has gained countless credit and vast experience on a various number of popular movies, which include Man of Steel, Life of Pi, Dark Shadows, Sucker Punch, Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and many, many more. With over a decade of Compositing experience we are very fortunate to have him as a member of our committee.

Landon Bootsma

Landon Bootsma

Senior Compositor
Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)

A true Vancouverite born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Landon made his start in VFX here in Vancouver. Like many others, a start in the industry equated to working on episodic Sci Fi shows like Andromeda and Stargate SG1. Since then, Landon has taken advantage of the global industry and has worked at major studios including: Weta Digital, Double Negative, MPC and ILM to name a few. In addition, Landon has worked as an Instructor for several years at some of Vancouver’s Digital Art Schools

Daniel Elophe

Daniel Elophe

Lead Compositor
Image Engine Design

Daniel started his career 14 years ago in Sydney, Australia as an Assistant Producer for a TV production company. This allowed him access to post production companies and a chance work with these incredibly talented wizards operating these big expensive machines, which sparked his interest in post production. After completing film school in Sydney, Daniel had a long winding road to vfx; assistant editor in a boutique post house, tape operator in Sydney's largest post facility, and finally, becoming one of their in house editors. Having always been drawn to design and motion graphics, he was afforded the opportunity to learn Autodesk Smoke and Flame.
After 9 years in Australia he began a whirlwind tour of the world, working in London, Dubai and Copenhagen before finally setting back in Canada. Since his return he has had the opportunity to work on some amazing and creatively fulfilling projects such as Tron, Battleship, Whitehouse Down, The Thing, RIPD and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Anuj Patil

Anuj Patil

Senior TD/Compositor/ VFX Sup
Digital Domain

Anuj has over a decade of VFX production experience with a 'Gemini Award Nomination' for Episodic Television, 'Seagate Technical Award Nomination' Best Visual Effects on Commercials and Feature Film. His varied experience includes working as a Digital Artist, Senior Digital Artist/Supervisor and is currently as a Senior Technical Director/Compositor/ Supervisor VFX for Digital Domain.

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