My educational background was in the arts - painting, photography, theater and studio production. All of these disciplines have influenced my CGI methods and techniques.
I've been delivering CGI since Babylon 5 in 1992, with responsibilities including design and modeling, animation, lighting, compositing, on-set supervising, second unit directing, producing and navigating the politics of directors, producers and clients. I have integrated into the working pipelines of large established houses like Disney, Rhythm & Hues, Dreamworks and Digital Domain. I've also designed and built efficient pipelines for both television series and mid-sized production facilities. I regularly work as both artist and supervisor, and have taught and lectured at several schools for CGI.
For eight years I promoted and ran the Extreme Filmmaker 48 Hour Short Film Festival, encouraging filmmaking at every level. It ran for several years at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood to sell-out crowds.