VR and Compositing Supervisor – Legend3D
Why did you choose SVAD UCF?
I have always been a fan of anything artistic ever since I was a kid. As I got older I got really into the idea of animation and cg/vfx work. I had taken a tour of UCF and was already planning on going there regardless but then I found out about the visual arts programs available and that I could go to school for things that I had loved since my childhood I was sold.
What did you like most about it?
The fact that we were trained more like a generalist in a production style environment. Taking all the classes to get exposure to the different aspects of a production pipeline from story and concept art all the way to final lighting and compositing was amazing. This really allows artists to find their place in the vast amount of skillsets and positions within the industry. You can come into the program thinking you only want to focus on one particular thing but after going through all of the classes and projects your passion and drive can shift into a whole new area that you never really knew about before. A second benefit of working through all the different production steps in a pipeline both in the classes and also on the senior project is that it really helps with your communication skills once you get out into the real world. I was able to work with multiple departments, artists, and supervisors in a very easy manner right away because of the production style environment I had at UCF.
Most colleges have a specific personality that goes beyond its academic offerings. How would you describe UCF personality at that time? A big creative culture. You spend so much time with your fellow classmates and teachers on projects especially the final senior short that it becomes almost like a full studio/family vibe.
What do you like about your current job/life?
I am currently the VR/VFX Compositing Supervisor at Legend3D. It’s been a fantastic journey with, I made the move out to California and it was my first industry job starting out as a 4 month contract junior compositor with them and 3 years later I am a creative supervisor for VR,VFX, and Stereo Conversion. My wife is also a UCF alumni so we have a whole family representing UCF out here in Los Angeles.
The most recent things we have we have wrapped up here at the studio would be The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Goosebumps, and The Walk for features. Our latest virtual reality projects would be Art of Patron for Patron Tequila, Beware Crimson Peak experience for Guillermo Del Toro, and most recently we did both the regular and virtual reality version of the band Muse’s latest music video “Revolt”.
We are always looking for talented artists so if anyone is interested feel free to contact us through our website www.legend3d.com in the jobs section.
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