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Artist Insight Series


Episode 4 : Matt Conway

Matt Conway is a Matt Painter in LA involved in many productions for leading studios including Prime Focus, Frantic Films, Scanline VFX, Rhythm & Hues, Zoic, Psyop and the list goes on. Matt’s background stems from both 3D and traditional painting, he’s worked on dozens of kickass films including Avengers, Super 8, Shutter Island, Snow White & The Huntsman, Battleship, Hunger Games and many more!

Episode 3: Ben Liu for Pixomondo

Ben Liu is a Lead FX Technical Director for Pixomondo Santa Monica, at the time of this interview (2010) Ben was just about to start working on Green Lantern for Sony Imageworks. Ben’s an experienced traditional artist as well as technical artist in Houdini, Maya and Max. He’s worked on dozens of high profile feature films including Blade Trinity, The Last Airbender, Green Lantern, Rise of the planet of the apes, Red Tails and many more! Ben discusses how he started out in the industry, as well as his experience within the industry, and various subjects technical and creative subjects related to his field. (This was shot over several days, so location changes from Vegas to Santa Monica).

Episode 1 : Kris from Blur Studios

Introducing Kris Kaufman, a lead scene assembler at Blur Studio in Venica, CA. Kris has worked with Blur Studio for the past 7 years working on many many high profile game cinematics and other kick ass projects! Kris talks about Blur’s pipeline and a bit of the workflow there as well as projects he’s worked on and how he got started in the industry, as well as a lot of the technical aspects of lighting and 3D in general. Really cool stuff!

Artist Insight Series Launched!!

What is it? Artist Insight Series is a basic idea that came from consistent panels, talks and even just day to day discussions with peers in the industry. The amount of vital, cool and informative information that comes up on a daily basis just chatting with colleagues at ILM, Pixar and various other studios, I thought it might be cool to put together some quick chats with various friends I work with, nerd out for an hour about various subjects, and have a few laughs. Aimed at both 1 on 1 and group interviews, but also round tables tackling key subjects and consistently trying to find new subjects and new people to give more of a behind the scenes insight into the many talented people in the industry and how they do what they do!