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Matt LeonardMatt has been in the 3D animation and visual effects industry since 1991 and has produced work for feature films, commercials and large corporate projects.
He is currently Lead Lighting Instructor at MPC (Vancouver) overseeing the Lighting Academy along with providing training for the global MPC lighting department and building relationships with Universities and Schools in and around Vancouver.
Before moving to Canada Matt ran his own company Sphere VFX for over 8 years. The company specializes in teaching 3D, Compositing, and Visual Effects to professional artists. Some of the companies clients included Industrial Light and Magic, Weta Digital, Double Negative, Sony Picture Imageworks and Dreamworks Animation.
Alongside this, Matt has been the official (The) Foundry trainer for their Accredited Nuke Training program for the last 5 years.
He also works closely with fxguide and fxphd, having written a number of articles, apeared on 13 VFX Show podcast and has delived 230 classes for fxphd.
In addition, he has lectured at universities across the UK, written articles for various journals and magazines, and spoken at events and conferences on behalf of Alias/Wavefront (now Autodesk), The Foundry and eyeon Software.