So, a bit about me - I've been working in Visual Effects for over 20 years now, coming originally from Australia back in the 90's, I work mainly as a VFX Supervisor and FX Technical Director these days in Los Angeles.
Some of the more recent projects I've worked on include Transformers 3, The Equalizer, Star Trek Into Darkness, Flight, Superman, Metallica, 2012, The Last Airbender, Daybreakers, and many others..
I've worked on a few awesome projects in the past decade or so that won various awards I was tied to, from Emmy's, Oscar's, VES awards, ProMax and one I'm particular proud of was in 2007 I was awarded as an Autodesk Master, which I'm really honored to receive.
I've gotten to work with some amazing studios, and amazing directors over my career from Michael Bay, Tim Miller, Roland Emmerich, Robert Zemeckis, M Night Shamayalan, Brian Singer and studios like Industrial Light + Magic (ILM), Blur Studio, Prime Focus, Catastrophic FX, Atomic Fiction, Pixomondo, and lots of others.
Some of the game projects include Call of Duty, Halo, Prototype, Team Fortress 2, Destiny, Bioshock, and lots of others. I'm not a huge gamer, but I've definitely loved getting to work on some of these titles!
I started building tutorials, training content, writing for magazines like 3D World and others in the 90's as well as now being published in quite a few books, and for over the past decade I've been having a blast getting to speak allover the world at various big conferences like SIGGRAPH, Autodesk University and various other ones, as well as collaborating with Autodesk on a lot of projects where I've gotten to travel.
One thing I've really enjoyed is training with studios, as it's a chance to meet new teams and work with them for a few days or weeks on various problems or areas they want to learn more about, and help them grow their skill-sets within their team. I've gotten to do intense training sessions, talks etc. at ILM, Ubisoft, Activision, Frantic Films, Prime Focus, Remedy Games and many others - and it's always been such a great experience getting to do this! If this is something you might ever be interested in, let me know!