\\\\So Young, So Brazen, So Unholy.......
None of those things really describes me, but hey! It got your attention and now you are reading all about me, lucky you. Growing up in a little town with a huge high school made it easy to be an 'arsty' outcast. The only things i were good at in both high school and my early college years were math and art. Imagine my excitement when i arrived at the doorstep of Savannah College of Art and Design and they told me there was a career path that blends exactly those things!
Though I graduated in '05 with a degree in computer arts and was trained as a generalist, I chose to pursue my focus of rigging, keeping my technically inclined left brain happy, while occasionally branching out and brushing up on the more artistic side of cg.
I started at Zoic studios in '07 as an intern and within two years was handling all rigging work for the entire studio. I now hold the title of Lead Character TD where I ninja all things rigging and help develop the pipeline. I also double as a generalist branching out to all departments (features, games, episodics, and commercials) doing everything from VRay lighting and rendering to shading to modeling to sometimes tracking (ok... rarely tracking)
My ultimate goal is to become a CG supervisor, utilizing not only a maximized knowledge of the 3d vfx pipeline, but also the management skills I honed in the restaraunt industry years ago.
I am always trying to keep up with the latest plugins, learning new tricks, tools, and training, and I make an honest effort to help everyone around me as well as learn from them. If you are a them, drop me a line and hopefully we can bump heads together!