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Bryan J.

Anaheim, CA

$35/hour

CG Artist & Photographer

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/27/14
4.9 average from 27 ratings
Excellent teacher who knows his subject.
— Eleanor, Newport Coast, CA on 1/19/17

$35/Hour


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West Valley Jr College
Music
San Francisco State University
Other

Education

West Valley Jr College (Music)

San Francisco State University (Other)

About Bryan

Hi, My name is Bryan. I’m a professional freelance CG artist of 16 years. My specialty is texture painting.

I have a huge passion for this art form and equally enjoy sharing with other up and coming artists what I’ve learned along the way.

I have worked in film and TV wearing many hats in CG. From modeling, texturing lighting, animation and composting. Roto, match move and some editing.

My tools are Maya, Mari, Body Paint, Photoshop, Mudbox and After Effects that I have used in production for Nickelodeon's Kung Fu Panda, Penguins of Madagascar, Fanboy and Monsters vs Aliens. And a few shots in Spiderman 2, Death Race and Behind Enemy lines. At times I will use a digital camera for reference shots, textures and for just doing photography. Film & digital.

Sorry, no character modeling, sculpting or character animation as of yet.

I taught one semester (3 classes) of CAPS at the Academy of Art University. This was a CG prerequisite course of the basics in Maya, Photoshop and After Effects.

If you want to learn and get a handle on the software or get over the hump in making your project look good, I can help. At your own pace. Where you can appreciate the technical side and enjoy the artistic side even more.

If you love the art of CG, keep at it. Each challenge makes you stronger and stronger.

I hope I can help you out in getting there.
Hi, My name is Bryan. I’m a professional freelance CG artist of 16 years. My specialty is texture painting.

I have a huge passion for this art form and equally enjoy sharing with other up and coming artists what I’ve learned along the way.

I have worked in film and TV wearing many hats in CG. From modeling, texturing
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Anaheim, CA 92801
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent teacher who knows his subject."

- Eleanor, Newport Coast, CA on 1/19/17
Bryan replied on 1/20/2017

Thank you Eleanor so much. Your daughter is a great student and a pleasure to work with. I hope I can help her out again on other assignments in the future.

"Very knowledgeable"

- Danver, Irvine, CA on 2/26/17
Bryan replied on 2/28/2017

Thanks again, so very much for the great review Danver.
I would have to say my experience is in CG VFX (Maya) and compositing in AE than motion graphic animation. I did learn AE while learning Maya for 3D / CG work. Some work later did involve animating graphics and flying logos.
While working a variety of tools in AE for graphics, TV and film you gain an eye for composition and timing.
I know you will too as you keep working at it. In no time. And really soar in your seasoned AE experiences. :)
Thanks again so much for the fantastic review and I really hope we can work together again sometime soon.
Take care.

"Clear and complete information"

- Jered, North Hollywood, CA on 1/30/17
Bryan replied on 2/1/2017

Thank you Jered very much. It was great helping you on those photos.

"Easy going, great listener and very patient"

- Arthur, Yorba Linda, CA on 10/16/16

"Great lesson with Bryan"

- Maria, Ontario, CA on 4/14/16

"Knowledgeable and so easy to understand"

- Laura, Arlington, TX on 3/2/16
Bryan replied on 10/18/2016

Thanks Laura. I know I've said it before, but wanted to repeat it in this WyzAnt chat box, you're the BEST online student thus far. It was a pleasure helping you out last semester in Maya and Photoshop. Catch you again soon

"Very patient and great photographer"

- Diane, Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 10/12/14

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Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

As a freelance CG artist, I have used Photoshop daily for the past 16 years.
Photoshop is the go to tool I rely on and I look forward in helping students not to be intimidated by it, but to appreciate its creative value and power.

Autodesk Maya

I have been using Maya professionally for the past 16 years in Windows, Mac and Linux. I taught the basics of Maya at the Academy of Arts for a semester and really enjoyed teaching each student--what a rewarding experience. I can share with you what I've learned over the years in production as we move forward in getting you started in Maya or working on an assignment.

Film

If Film in this subject means using film in photography I am very suited for that as I shot with film in school. Shooting 35mm, medium format and 4x5 sheet film.
I can teach how you learn light and shadow to meter. Something that is gone with digital cameras with the non professionals. Be it point and shoot or DSLR.

If this Film subject means as in cinema, I did major in film while in college a bit before changing it to creative arts with emphasis in film and broadcast production.
I shot 16mm film.

General Computer

I'm very comfortable working with both Mac and PC platforms. I enjoy helping people getting use to their desktop, getting a printer to work or troubleshoot a computer or software problem.
Many times I've helped friends walk it through over the phone.

Macintosh

I use both the PC & Mac everyday in my work or Mac for photo editing, compositing in AE, editing video in FCP, using Photoshop and several Adobe programs. Too many apps to list.
If someone needs basic Mac computer help or learning an application, I can help.

Photography

I have a big passion for photography- film and digital. I studied in film in junior college. I have experience with medium, large format and 35mm. I look forward in sharing my experience with you in learning photography.

Video Production

I utilize my skills in photography for composition when shooting video as well as my film background from school.

And in editing, how to make good cuts that have flow.
I shoot with a DSLR and edit with After Effects, Final Cut Pro and output for personal projects to Vimeo or DVD.

I work on edits a lot when cutting my own CG portfolio reels, so timing and best work upfront is critical.

This would be available once the WyzAnt video upload becomes available again.

West Valley Jr College
Music
San Francisco State University
Other

Education

West Valley Jr College (Music)

San Francisco State University (Other)

Excellent teacher who knows his subject.

I highly recommend Bryan, he was very accommodating to tutor my 14-year-old daughter online when we had to travel to Houston, TX for medical treatment. My daughter had a 72 % grade in her Digital Video Production course and Bryan helped her bring it up to a 91% grade in 2 months of online tutoring. He taught her how to create a script, arrange storyboards, and suggested creative ways to enhance th

— Eleanor, Newport Coast, CA on 1/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bryan will travel within 30 miles of Anaheim, CA 92801.