After 20 years of production experience on over 70 feature films, Steve turned master trainer for VFX compositing in 2005. In addition to authoring two popular books on compositing he has traveled around the world to train the staffs of such renowned VFX studios as Prime Focus, Reliance MediaWorks, Troublemaker Studios, New Deal Studios, Disney Feature Animation, Pixar, and many, many more. Steve is a Foundry certified Nuke trainer and a member of both the Visual Effects Society (VES) and the Digital Cinema Society.
Steve has also been a guest speaker or instructor for educational institutions such as Ringling College, Syracuse University, SCAD, Living Arts College, and many others. He has also created hundreds of tutorial videos for clients such as Lynda.com, The Foundry, Imagineer Systems, Red Giant, and YUVsoft on topics ranging from vfx compositing to rotoscoping to stereo conversion. He is on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Minds. A school committed to creating a world in which individuals on the autism spectrum are recognized for their talents and abilities allowing them to achieve their full potential in the world of computer animation.
Jeff Pepper, founder of CG Spectrum, says “We are extremely pleased that Steve will be bringing his wealth of teaching and production experience to round out CG Spectrum’s outstanding course lineup for 3D Animation and VFX.”
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About CG Spectrum College:
What better way to break into the film and games industry than to be personally trained by those who have worked on your favourite movies or video games?
Giving students this opportunity is what inspired Directors Nick Fredin and Jeff Pepper to co-found CG Spectrum, the Vancouver based online school for visual effects, animation, modeling and concept design. In 2011, their dream of building a school that gives students the opportunity to receive quality education through personalized training by the best artists in the industry, without paying a fortune or being one of hundreds of graduates pumped out annually, became a reality. The school offers the world’s smallest class sizes which is great for students to get the attention they deserve from their mentors. Students can be taught properly and have the most student to teacher time possible. They believe in creating relationships between students who attend and the industry professionals they are taught by.
Nick having worked in the industry for 10 years, has had the opportunity to work on some amazing films and saw a unique opportunity to teach the skills that he acquired through his experience by creating a school that he would be proud to have attended. Jeff, while working in the industry, often worked extra hours & weekends to help artists under his supervision become efficient and produce ahigher quality of work. Frustrated at the low quality of demo reels that he had to review he decided there was a great need for affordable quality education.
To see each of our students as individuals with goals and dreams, not just as a number lost in the crowd. To provide them with the world's most personalized education from the industry's best artists by catering to their specific needs through the provision of constant feedback and support, giving our students a competitive edge to succeed in an ever changing industry.
For more information about CG Spectrum's programs and courses visit http://www.cgspectrum.com/