Having started my career at Side Effects Software as a Product Specialist, I have a well-rounded knowledge of Houdini 3D Animation Software including modelling, particles, fluids, rigid bodies, surfacing, compositing, CHOPs, VOPs, HScript, and REYES/Mantra rendering.
I have worked primarily as a Houdini Digital Visual Effects Artist/Technical Director on stereo feature films but have also used Maya professionally and it was the first package that I learned 3D animation in while acquiring a degree in Animation from Sheridan College.
Finding myself in the United Kingdom for a couple of months, I made an effort to get out now and then and see some of the landscapes that the nation has to offer. Most of where I visited was throughout Scotland, however there's a little bit of Cornwall to be found in this video as well.
I used a Canon 7D with either a EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM or a Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for the various shots in this montage.
I've always been interested in both high speed and time lapse photography. One of the first accessories I bought when I got my camera was an intervalometer. Most of what I've done so far has just been playing around, but if you're a fan of time lapse as well why not head over to https://vimeo.com/tag:AD-TIMELAPSE and look around? If you like what you see, please leave comments, and be sure to click the "Follow this Tag" button at the top right of the site.
One of the quirks of being a visual effects artist is that I've always had an interest in natural phenomena. I keep my eye out when I have my camera around, and will record video of things that I see from time to time. This might be fire balls at a festival, waves at the ocean, or mists in the mountains. I began releasing some of this video on Vimeo as I found that there were times when I wanted to access some of this footage at work as reference for a particular shot I might be working on.
Be warned that this footage is shot for the denizens of the visual effects community and thus is likely not going to be exciting unless you've got a hankering for the reproduction of nature's finest wizardry. As I've got a variety of footage at this point, rather than putting it all here on Allegro Digital, it's probably best if you view it directly on Vimeo.
I've added the tag "AD-VFXREF" where appropriate to my uploads, so to find this footage, please go to https://vimeo.com/tag:AD-VFXREF. If you like what you see, please leave comments, and be sure to click the "Follow This Tag" button at the top right of the site.