With a passion for both art and science, I started doing a Masters in Biology. Over the duration of my journey only focusing on science, I found a yearning for creativity that I could not get over. After seeing a commercial for a Visual Effects school, I decided to quit and pursue my artistic passion—and thank goodness I did.
My career spans over 22 years starting out with modeling and texturing for video games. Thankfully, I got the opportunity to explore more cinematic pursuits and jumped at the chance finding a passion for lighting. Since then, I have worked at studios such as L’Atelier Animation and on blockbuster movies like Avatar, The Hobbit and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Throughout my career, I have traveled the world following contracts and, as a result, have taken on elements of everything from modeling to compositing. Now, I have added another string to my bow and become a teacher at Lost Boys, creating the first lighting program to teach Katana.
I alternate between teaching and working as a lighter, staying connected to the industry’s latest innovations to keep my lighting course as close to the industry-standard as possible. It is a great privilege for me to share my knowledge of the visual effects industry and am always excited to see the growth I find in my students.