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Canada

Alex Llewellyn
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After completing a BSc in Professional Broadcast Techniques at The University of Salford, Alex moved to London and focused on compositing for film projects. Based in Vancouver since 2009, he is now the lead compositor at Prime Focus. Alex has also worked with a number of studios, including Rushes, Cinesite, Double Negative and Image Engine.

Andres Kirejew
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Andres Kirejew is a Toronto-based VFX Supervisor who works primarily on TVC’s, as well as some series and feature films. He graduated from Media Arts at Sheridan College. His compositing career began in 1998 on a Henry, before moving to Flame in 2000. Around 2009 he saw the light and learned Nuke.

Anthony D'Agostino
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Tony D'Agostino is a senior compositor experienced in high-end film and television visual effects. This includes stereoscopic compositing, deep compositing, 3D tracking and on-set supervision. He has worked for Animal Logic, MPC and Zoic Studios, and his Nuke compositing from “The Great Gatsby” is featured on Foundry's 2014 showreel.

Chris Elson
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For the past eleven years, Chris has worked at some of the most prolific post-production facilities in London and Australia, including: MPC, Cinesite, Framestore, Double Negative, The Mill, Rushes and RSP as well as several boutique VFX studios. He has also taught compositing at Queensland College of Art.

Hugo Leveille
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Coming from a Shake background, Hugo has now been using Nuke for several years on various feature films, TV shows and video clips. He works as a compositing technical director in Montreal, creating and integrating pipeline tools for Nuke.

Joe Raasch
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Joe Raasch, senior digital compositor and coordinator of the VFX program at Seneca College (Toronto), is simultaneously engaged in studio work (11 years experience) and in student training (10 years experience). Joe's technical excellence, paired with his passion for teaching, make him a respected and valued instructor.

Magno Luiz Borgo
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With a decade-long career in post-production and six years of experience as a VFX trainer, Magno Borgo has many commercial and feature film credits to his name. He's a founding member of Boundary Visual Effects, a specialized rotoscope boutique that serves clients globally. He also teaches compositing at a local university and has several online training titles for CmiVFX.

United Kingdom

Alex Hulse

Alex is an award-winning motion graphic designer and compositor working in London. Motion graphics ignited his passion for imagery, and that swiftly dovetailed into 3D animation then VFX via an MA from Bournemouth. Alex specializes in lighting and rendering in Maya, compositing in Nuke and teaching both. You can contact Alex by email at theworldclimb@gmail.com.

Csaba Novak
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Csaba has been a London-based freelance Digital Compositor and VFX artist since 2009. With a wealth of experience in the core principles of digital compositing and integrating CG elements into live action plates, he has worked on a variety of visual effect projects and has been VFX supervisor for many short films and commercials.

Ezequiel Villanueva
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Ezequiel got his start in VFX compositing in Argentina in 2008, working on post-production for several TV, commercial and feature film projects—including the Academy-awarded film "The Secret in Their Eyes" (2009). Coming from a boutique studio background, he has developed a wide arsenal of tools and techniques for tackling problems under tight time constraints without sacrificing quality.

Ian Murphy
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Ian has over 13 years of experience delivering high-quality VFX for feature films and crafting industry leading training courses. He has worked with Double Negative, Cinesite, Rushes and Passion Pictures, and has delivered courses for the National Film and Television School, Escape Studios and Atomic Fiction. Ian also runs in-house apprenticeship schemes and mentors start-ups.

Jin Zhi
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Dr. Jin Zhi is a film visual effects and 3D CGI artist. Over the past 10 years, Jin gained his industry experience in various studios, including doing feature film compositing work at several top-ranking visual effects studios in London. Jin is currently working as a lecturer in film post-production in the United Kingdom.

Matt Leonard
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Matt has developed and currently oversees the "Nuke Training Accreditation Program" at Foundry. A member of the Visual Effects Society, he has acted as CG Supervisor and Assistant VFX Supervisor on a number of projects. Matt is a long-time Nuke user and has taught artists from major companies, including Framestore, Dreamworks Animation, Double Negative, MPC, Digital Domain, Ghost VFX and Animal Logic.

Melania Fodritto
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Melania Fodritto is a compositing lecturer at the NCCA at Bournemouth University, where she has taught Nuke since 2008. Additionally, Melania has educated students on a variety of VFX compositing programs since 2004, including Shake, XSI and Houdini. Over the years, she has also collaborated with VFX production companies, like Double Negative, though her main passion is educating students at University.

Pan Vafeiadis
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Pan is a senior stereoscopic compositor and VFX trainer. He has worked as a photographer, editor, 3D generalist and compositor for broadcast/TVC since 1995. In 2006, he was introduced to node compositing using Shake, Fusion and Nuke, and has worked on feature films since 2010.

Sarah Juniper
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Edited Bio: Enthusiastic about all things film, Sarah has gained a wealth of experience working on film, television and commercial projects over the past 10 years. As a freelance compositor, she has contributed to several big name productions such as Harry Potter, James Bond, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Doctor Who.

Steve Abrahart
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Steve is currently a lecturer in 3D animation, VFX compositing, Maya and ZBrush at De Montfort University in Leicester. He has worked in the TV and games industry and has a passion for teaching. For the last decade, he has taught Maya, animation and visual effects.

Timothy Zhao
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Using Nuke since 2009, Timothy has substantial experience doing high-end compositing on feature films, television and commercials, ranging from live action to full CG animation. He has a passion for teaching and loves to share new techniques. He currently crafts online tutorials in both English and Chinese, and is also working to build the Chinese VFX society.

Victor Perez
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Victor Perez has over 15 years of production experience in CG, cinematography and VFX. As a senior digital compositing artist and 2D technical director, Victor has credits on The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, among other films. He's a member of the Visual Effects Society and teaches VFX globally.

Yulien Tso
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Janice Tso started as a graphic artist before transitioning over to compositing in the movie industry. After taking a break to earn a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, she learned Nuke. She is now freelancing in London as a Nuke compositor and conducts Nuke training in Asia.

United States

Adriana Jaroszewicz
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Adriana Jaroszewicz received her Nuke certification in August 2013. She teaches courses in CG and animation, including a Nuke Compositing class, at Loyola Marymount University. Adriana used Nuke heavily in creating her animated shor, El Botín (The Looting), a dark tragic comedy combining 3D computer animated characters and miniature environments.

Amid Rajabi
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Amid has been involved in this industry since 2000 , working as a specialist with Nuke , Maya, 3ds Max, mental ray and V-Ray. He developed curriculums at universities and institutes in Iran for 3D and compositing software courses. Amid is also cgphd World Magazine head editor and co-founder of the cgphd.com website, the first professional training center for Iranians worldwide.

Christian Castaneda
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Christian has worked as a VFX Lead at WESTERNIZED Productions in San Francisco for many years, transforming the face of corporate videos with high caliber visual effects. He is currently a compositor at Industrial Light & Magic, and provides Nuke training through WESTERNIZED and Elastic Creative.

Dan Sturm
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For over 10 years, Dan has worked as a lead artist in a variety of post-production positions, including on-set VFX supervision. As a freelance director, he emphasizes seamless, photo-real compositing as a story-telling tool.

Daniel Smith
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Daniel Smith is an award-winning teacher with over 22 years of experience. His film credits include Harry Potter, Judge Dredd and SpyKids 3D, and he has designed stereoscopic experiences for many special venue films and installations. Using Nuke for over 10 years, Daniel has taught at fxphd and teaches full-time at the Digital Animation and Visual Effects school in Orlando, Florida.

Dillon Bailey
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Dillon has been working in CGI full time since 2007 and part-time since 2004. Compositing since 2008, he currently works at Shooterz CGI as a TD/Generalist and teaches part-time at a local community college on advanced rendering techniques.

Greg Pilon
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Greg Pilon is a visual effects compositor based-in the Los Angeles area. His background started on set in film production and transitioned to post production in 2007. Greg started compositing with Shake and has been working with Nuke since 2010. His work has included feature films, several shorts, commercials and music videos.

Jeremy Fernsler
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After earning his BA in Film Production at Penn State University, where he focused on cinematography and animation, Jeremy has spent the last 14 years working professionally in broadcast television, commercials, and feature films. Since 2012 he's been a full time teaching professor in the Animation and VFX program at Drexel University.

Justin Kirk

Justin did not start out his CG career as a compositor but was always drawn to solving problems and helping his fellow peers succeed. He currently works in the Detroit area, producing assets for major automotive companies. You can contact Justin by email at kirkjr2@gmail.com.

Michael Dolan
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Michael Dolan has worked in post-production and CG since 2006. He began his career as a compositor and 3D generalist in the television and automotive visualization industries, and is currently developing pipeline software at RTT. He has developed many tools and workflows in and around Nuke and loves finding ways to enhance the art of compositing with code.

Michael Frank
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Mike Frank is a talented VFX artist with a passion for training and assisting others. Since his first gig using Nuke in 2011, Mike has worked as a floor lead, compositing supervisor and TD. His current focus is on compositing workflows, user-friendly pipeline development and technical training.

Nick Jushchyshyn
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Nick Jushchyshyn’s professional production experience includes work on feature films, television and commercials. He holds an MFA in Animation & Visual Effects, has taught for the Academy of Art University, AI Philadelphia, and Drexel University, where he is the Program Director for Animation & Visual Effects.

Sean Falcon
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Sean Falcon was introduced to compositing 12 years ago through a Shake class at the AIFL, and he has worked for Digital Domain, Blue Sky Studios, Zoic and Sony Playstation, while running his own freelance visual effects company on the side. Sean teaches Shake, Nuke, and VFX workshops across a full gamut of production disciplines.

Shaun Sarcona
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Shaun has a background in 3D, compositing, web, computer graphics, photography, programming and IT. He currently teaches at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan. He enjoys learning new tools and expanding his toolset and knowledge-base so he can share as much as possible to prepare his students for their future.

Steve Wright
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Steve Wright is a 20 year VFX compositing veteran with over 70 feature film credits. The author of two popular books on compositing, he is now a full-time Nuke compositing teacher. Training services include VFX staff training, on-line workshops, and video tutorials. His extensive client list includes Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, Foundry, Prime Focus, Reliance Media Works, and Lynda.com.

Thomas Tamura
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Thomas is a compositor and 3D generalist based in Colorado. He holds a BFA in Cinematography and takes post­secondary classes at fxphd. His compositing work includes features & shorts for indies around the globe. He has been using Nuke since version 5.

Spain

Aurelio Pozas
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Aurelio has worked on television, advertising and film for more than 14 years. Simultaneously, he's also taught post-production teacher for almost 6. He has a versatile profile and strong knowledge of compositing and 3D.

Daniel Lopez

Daniel's experience as a Nuke compositor ranges from music videos and commercials to award-winning visual effects movies like EVA (2011). After using different packages of compositing, he decided to go deep in Nuke because of its flexibility. Daniel is currently teaching compositing in ESCAC in Barcelona, Spain. You can contact Daniel by email at dlopezizquierdo@gmail.com.

Joan Andreu Quiles
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Joan Andreu Quiles is a digital compositor based-in Spain, whose passion extends to training and assisting others. With a wealth of experience in the principles of 3D animation compositing and integrating CG elements, he has worked on a variety of visual effects projects and can teach Nuke in both English and Spanish.

Miguel Carballal

Miguel Carballal is a visual effects compositor based-in London and Spain. With a strong background in 3D CG imagery, he started his career in 2001 as a 3D developer for real time applications, then moved on to be a 3D generalist at various post-production houses. More recently, he has specialized in VFX compositing, with credits on TV shows, commercials and films including Gravity & 47 Ronin. You can contact Miguel by email on migucarballal@gmail.com.

Miguel Macaya Ten
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Miguel is a Digital Artist with a BA in Fine Arts and Design. He has worked for the last eight years as a freelance compositor in numerous films (recently World War Z and Guardians of the Galaxy), TV advertising, music videos and shorts globally. He has taught in the University of Arts of Luzern, Switzerland and can teach Nuke in both English and Spanish.

Italy

Fabio Carlini
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Fabio Carlini has been working in the CG industry for over 10 years in the Italian market and abroad (CH). Founding AM Studios in 2003, he worked on a broad range of productions, including 3D, visual effects, film and TV. In 2006, after a period as freelancer, he was employed as TD to work on a short 3D animated feature film. Right now he's a freelancer at Semafor SA (CH) (TD and compositor).

Federico Mattioli
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Working on VFX had always been Federico's childhood dream. He started using Maya back in 2000, working for many years as a motion graphic designer and 3D artist. Later on, he transitioned into a role as freelance compositor focused on 3D. In 2010 he fell in love with Nuke and hasn't looked back since.

Hong Kong

Chianly Sze
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Sze is 13 year veteran in the post production software industry. Starting as a 3D Animator, he later worked as a digital audio broadcasting and graphics specialist, using program ranging from Getris Images to Autodesk Discreet Inferno and Flame. One of the founder of Fatbars, he now brings his specialized production training for Foundry's Nuke, Apple Final Cut and Quantel Pablo.

Malaysia

Hussin Khan
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Hussin Khan started his career as a computer programmer. After continuing his studies in the UK, he decided to move to Malaysia to join Rhythm & Hues Studios as an educator. Beyond international training, Hussin was involved in R&H outreach programs, teaching the Art and Science of Visual Effects using Nuke and Adobe After Effects. Hussin now provides training services online through his website.

TekLoong (Steve) Chong
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Steve Chong is a UK graduate with a Honors Degree in Animation. Formerly a 2D lead and compositor in Rhythm and Hues Kuala Lumpur, some of his best work includes a composite for Snow White and the Huntsman, which was Oscar nominated for Best Visual Effects. In addition to production work, he plays an active role in training and evaluating 2D artists as their subject matter expert and production technical liaison.

Austria

Giacomo Dodich
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After pursuing architectural background studies, Giacomo Dodich moved to the CG Industry in 2008. Winner of the 1st edition of the Austrian Computer Graphics Award in the category “best commercial”, he is the co-founder of Telegram71, where he is currently working as 3d generalist and compositor.

Russia

Andrew Fedoroff
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Being a Moscow-based Nuke trainer, Andrew has been offering courses and consultancy since 2007. As a compositor, he has integrated live-action plates for State Academic Institutions, such as Bolshoi Theatre, Kremlin Palace and more. Andrew has over 30 certificates on a variety of software products, including Shake and Maya. He is also a founder of Drop Frame School.

Brazil

Nelson Fernandes

Pursuing a long-time interest in VFX compositing, Nelson started learning the trade with After Effects by doing anims for a friend’s DVD menu. He then expand his skills to incorporate 3D MAX and eventually Nuke—which he says was very fun to learn and use. You can contact Nelson by email at nelpiper@hotmail.com.

Germany

Alexander Kucera
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At BabylonDreams Alexander specializes in pipelines and approaches that enable visual effects to be integrated believably into live-action material. To this effect, he heavily employs Nuke in his production pipeline and is eager to pass on this accumulated knowledge in highly focused Nuke training sessions for his students.

Eberhard Hasche
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Eberhard is a Graduated Engineer of Technology and a senior professor at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, where he is teaching audio, video and VFX. He is a graduated musician with a rich experience in audiovisual, music and theatre production, and he has worked for German music acts like Rio Reiser and Ton, Steine, Scherben. You can contact Eberhard by email on hasche@fh-brandenburg.de.

Peter Ruhrmann

Peter is an Engineer for Audiovisual Media and has been teaching Compositing at the Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien) since 2008. He works with students on practical VFX media production projects and develops and maintains the technical infrastructure of the VFX department. You can contact Peter by email at ruhrmann@hdm-stuttgart.de.

Denmark

Jonas Jørgensen

Jonas Jørgensen is a Danish VFX artist whose love of Nuke began the first time he used it. He began the 'Nuke for Trainers' course four months after taking his first Nuke master classes. He is now the first Danish certified Nuke trainer. You can contact Jonas by email at judnas@gmail.com.

France

Erwan Leroy
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After a few years trying to do some generalist VFX work for fun after school, Erwan started working professionally as a compositor in 2008. He has worked on all kinds of projects, including commercials, feature films, web series, TV, and music videos.

Gaston Marcotti
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Gaston Marcotti is an independent visual effects artist with over 17 years experience in feature films and commercials across different countries. As VFX supervisor and Nuke senior compositor, he combines both an artistic approach and technical skills in his work.

China

Bin Li
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Bin Li loves film, especially Transformers, and finds working as a VFX artist fulfilling and engaging. As a Chinese artist, his dream is to participate in helping to build and expand China's VFX industry.

Australia

Mina Maxwell
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After graduating as an Electronics & Telecoms engineer in Egypt, Mina decided to pursue a career in CG production. He worked for two years as a CG generalist and a motion graphics designer, and then went on to spend five years doing CG compositing for architecture visualization. He has taught formal courses in colleges and training centers in addition to pipeline consulting and training for animation studios.

Reza Sarkamari
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Reza has worked more than 15 years career as a VFX artist and an animator. From 2008, he started teaching animation to hundreds of students around the world. Currently he resides in Australia and works as a senior animation lecturer. You can also contact Reza by email at r.sarkamari@gmail.com.

Tom Magill
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After worked on TV ads and educational animations for Australia National University, 2012 saw the opportunity for Tom to work as lead compositor on two local feature film productions: Theatre of the Dead and Tumblegum. Currently, he is a lecturer for Screen & Media at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Canberra.

Greece

Nick Pittas
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A senior Flame artist and senior Nuke compositor with 20 years of experience in post-production, Nick started out as a 3D artist back in 1992 and climbed his way up to compositing and VFX. Currently, he works as a freelance VFX supervisor and flame operator in one of Greece's larger post-production facilities, working mainly with TVC and episodic TV.

New Zealand

Frank Rueter
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Frank's VFX career spans 14 years. He first dove into Nuke compositing on King Kong at Weta Digital in 2004. His focus is on workflow enhancements and custom tailored production training on site to help artists stay on top of their shot assignments during the training.

Turkey

Ergin Sanal
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Ergin studied sound engineering and has spent the last three years working in the CG industry as a freelance Nuke compositing artist. Ergin currently works for Foundry-Turkey as a technical consultant and a Nuke demo artist.

Czech Republic

Vit Sedlacek
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Vit has experience working on more than 20 feature films and a number of episodic and television commercial projects. Work experience includes compositing, lighting & rendering, color grading and workflow design for complete post-production pipelines. Vit offers consultancy and training tailored to the specific needs of any project. You can contact Vit by email on vitek@vitsedlacek.com.

Egypt

Mohamed Selim
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Mohamed Selim has been working in post-production for six years. He has worked on numerous high-end commercials, music videos and short films.

Iran

Mohammad Mehdi Younesi
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Despite having majored in Knowledge Management, Mohammed always wanted to work in the film industry. He has been working as a freelance compositor and editor for television for three years. He finds Nuke to be a fantastic compositing program and is now working as a digital compositing teacher in Mabioca.

Chile

Carlos Puccio
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Carlos Puccio is a 3D generalist and digital compositor from Santiago, Chile. He began his career in 2001 as a 3D and multimedia content developer in the local industry. Over the last nine years he has developed a passion for training and specialized in teaching digital tools and VFX workflows at different universities in Chile. Currently, he is creating a online media training for 3D and digital compositing artists in Latin America.

Belarus

Alexey Dubko
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Alexey has more than 10 years of experience in the film industry and television as a VFX producer and VFX supervisor. With more than a dozen successful projects, he now conducts master classes for visual effects in the film industry.

Ukraine

Dmytro Korolov
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Dmytro Korolov has been working in TV, post-production and the film industry since 1996. He began his career as 3D generalist and motion designer, and then found his passion in compositing. Now he is a successful VFX compositor, international freelancer, VFX consultant and supervisor. As a trainer, Dmytro has worked with English-speaking and Russian-speaking audiences.

Uganda

Abdullah Mugisha

With an inspired passion for VFX, Abdullah Mugisha has taught on the subject in Kampala, Dubai and Abu Dhabi through a range of courses, private mentorship and advanced courses at an institute using Nuke, Mari, Houdini, Arnold, or Blender. You can contact him by email on mamugisha@gmail.com.

Pakistan

Muhammad Salman Khan Ghauri
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Muhammad Salman Khan Ghauri is a Creative Multimedia (Hons) graduate, majored in Visual Effects. Salman has been working as an independent Creative Director and VFX/Motion Design artist. As an Adobe® Certified Expert/Trainer, he has also been providing training services for the Adobe® Creative Cloud in the form of on-site staff training, classroom based training and public speaking seminars. His clientele includes Nikon, Astro, TV3 Malaysia, MDeC Malaysia, Golden Screen Cinemas, Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, and University of Kuala Lumpur.

Tunisia

Slim Larnaout
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Slim Larnaout is a 3D generalist and VFX Supervisor with over 22 years of experience in Post production. He has worked on numerous commercials, music videos and short films and can teach Nuke in French, English and Arabic.

 

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