Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog, if you are here you probably know who I am already. But just in case let me re-introduce myself.
My name is John Chen, I am a geek, a nerd, an introvert that loves to communicate to others through visual art and music.
I am a Visual Effects Artist and in a previous professional life – Graphic designer, Web designer and Search Engine Optimisation Specialist.
I have setup this blog for the specific purpose of documenting and showcasing my academic and creative journey in computer graphics, visual effects and art.
During mid 2011 I attained my Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media. This was a very intensive 6 month course where we were able to put the knowledge learned from the previous year to use in a real production.
My production was titled Anomaly, a sci-fi horror inspired by Aliens and Mcfarlane’s Spawn comic. The entire 6 minute short was produced within 6 months, this included shooting the live action, writing the script and a complete VFX pipeline to integration CG creatures and elements into the live-action plate.
A wide range of technology and technic was used to achieve the final result including;
- Motion capture
- Motion tracking
- Camera matchmoving
- Modelling and texturing of realistic alien creature
In 2010 I received my Diploma of Screen and Media with specialization in Animation & Visual FX. Yep, its a mouth full, but the course itself does cover a lot of topics.
- Video Production
- Visual FX
- 3D Modeling
- Rendering and material optimisation
- 3D Animation
- 2D Animation
For the sake of privacy I can not upload my full resume online, but Please feel free to contact me for my resume and professional references.