As the Lead BG Prep Instructor and a Compositing Instructor at Lost Boys Vancouver since February 2017, Andrew is responsible for ensuring the roto paint skills of graduates meet industry standards, while also leading some of the Compositing courses such as Marker Removal, Logo Replacement, Muzzle Fire, Screen Burn In, Object Removal, Full Body Roto, Articulate Roto, and Digital Makeup. He has developed additional curriculum covering a wide range of topics, from advanced denoising to job interview skills. Nuke, Mocha, Silhouette, and Neat Video are the main programs Andrew has experience teaching. He also writes articles and shoots/edits behind-the-scenes photos seen in the Lost Boys newsletters.
Andrew’s students have gone on to work as Compositors, Roto Artists, RotoPaint Artists, and BG Prep Artists at multiple VFX studios across North America and Europe including: Artifex, Atomic Fiction, CoSA, CVD, DNEG, Darkhorse 10, Framestore, Fuse FX, Hydraulx, ILM, Image Engine, Method Studios, Milk VFX, MPC, Mr. Wolf, Mr. X, Outpost, Pixomondo, Scanline, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Stargate Studios, Umedia, Vitality, Zoic Studios, and more!
Andrew Zeller | Advanced Visual Effects Compositing Program | Compositing Instructor and Lead BG Prep Instructor
After a practicum at Hydraulx VFX, Andrew was one of the first artists hired by Vitality Visual Effects. In addition to paint, roto, and compositing work on both film and television projects, Andrew wrote several pages for the studio’s staff handbook, explaining how to use the software provided in-house. He worked at Vitality for nearly 2 years before making the decision to return to Lost Boys.
Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of British Columbia (UBC), with an emphasis in Mandarin Chinese. In addition, he earned a TESOL certificate from Ritsumeikan University. He has 3+ years of experience teaching English and preparing students for English exams in Japan, South Korea, and Canada.
In 2015, Andrew graduated from the Advanced Visual Effects Compositing Diploma Program at Lost Boys. He was also awarded a certificate for personal flare and leadership.