The Modern-Day Da Vinci Sponsored by Reel FX
More and more, studios are looking for specialized generalists when filling key staff and project positions. Much like da Vinci, these specialized generalists have mastered more than one skill set, which often include skill combinations like modeling/lighting, lighting/texturing, rigging/animating, or texturing/matte painting. Today’s multi-faceted artist has an edge on the competition because recruiters and production heads know that they can be cross-utilized on a particular project and in the studio in general. This panel will explore the pros and potential pitfalls of developing and effectively utilizing a modern-day da Vinci from various perspectives (artist, educator, recruiter), as well as offer tips on how multi-talented artists can market themselves to take advantage of their unique position in the industry.
David Parrish – Head of Production, Reel FX
Bryan Engram – Animation Director, Reel FX
Stan Szymanski – President, StanleyVision, Inc., a Media Recruiting and Consulting firm
Tim McLaughlin – Department Head, Texas A&M Department of Visualization
Ken Maruyama –Vice President , Recruiting & Academic Relations – Sony Pictures Imageworks