I been an artist at an early age and since then i have harness my eye for what is known as level of detail or commonly known as L.O.D. I first attended ITT Technical Institute (ITT) for the major of Computer Drafting and Design. In that major I learned various programs Such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and various Microsoft programs. After my graduation at ITT, I decided to broaden my horizons by going to the Art Institute of California Inland Empire (Ai). There I studied Game Art and Design and also became a tutor in my final year. There I used many different programs like 3D studio Max, MAYA, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Z-brush, Unreal Tournament 3 Editor (U.T.3) and the Unreal Development Kit editor (U.D.K.). The programs named play a big part not only in the game industry but also the movie and possibly the whole entertainment industry.
At both schools attended, there were times of working by yourself an working with a team - both creating skills for critical thinking and cooperation, major qualities of production. After I graduated from AI, I got work at a few places. The major one was at Legend 3D where I was a stereo compositor, meaning cleaning up shots and making sure every thing is in the right depth for a digital 3D movie. There I use After Effects, Some Nuke and Mocha Pro and worked on such titles as Transformers 3 and Smurfs. At Legend 3D teams were created and given leaders to help direct the team. The team and Leads are responsible for helping each other out when needed. Another job I had was with Vanguard Software Development; they made apps for the iPhone and iPad. My duty was to be the art director, hold meetings as well as conduct interviews and deal with the hire and fire process. Other than that I did illustrations for story books for kids. There I used Photoshop and After Effects, sometimes using animation and Particle effects to add to the story and imagery.
Now that I have told you my experiences, allow me to tell you of my tutoring methods. First off as a tutor I do not accept that "I can't" because everyone can it just takes some longer than others. Giving up is not an option because sometimes it's just the direction that is being taken that is complicated. If you find the direction the tutored mind walks, then it's easier for the tutor to guide the student down that path to succession. A lot of the time in order to tutor a subject, you must sometimes change the subject to make it relative to the tutored. By bringing a subject to life, it becomes part of your life. Not only do I tutor a person in that subject, but I try to teach that nothing is ever "can't" if you look at it from different angles. Succession is just over the horizon if you're willing to make the journey.
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