BRENT FORREST

forrest.brent@gmail.com

090 6172 6108

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Brent Forrest

forrest.brent@gmail.com

090 6172 6108

About Me:

A multi-disciplined artist with extensive experience in both photo-real and stylized productions.  Special effects skills include fluid dynamics, pyro and particle effects along with top-level 2D FX animation.  Character animator, storyboard artist and programmer.  A fully rounded production professional with skills for the job combined with an enthusiasm for coming up with new solutions.  I love a challenge, and along with being an accomplished animator and designer, I’m also fully capable of building production tools and assets.

Software / Skills:

Maya

 Animation

 3D FX

Compositing

RealFlow

Nuke

Flash

2D FX

Storyboarding

Programming

Employment History:

2015-2017

OLM Digital

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Kong: King of the Apes (Netflix)

Cyborg 009 (TV)

Miracle Tunes (TV)

Snack World (TV+Short Film)

Character Rigger

FX Animator

FX Designer

FX Designer

FX Designer

2014-2015

Toneplus Animation Studios

Pac Man and the Ghostly Adventures (TV)

Kong: King of the Apes (TV)

PLANET (Short film)

Animator

Facial Rigger

Supervisor

2012-2014

Guys From Andromeda LLC

Spaceventure (Video Game)

Character and set designer

2012

Mikros Image Canada

Asterix 4 (Film)

FX Artist

2011

Soho VFX

Jack the Giant Killer (Film)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Film)

FX Artist

FX Artist

2009-2014

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Elliott Animation

Ladeedah (TV)

Stoked (TV)

Crash Canyon (TV)

Rollbots (TV)

Total Drama Island (TV)

Technical Director

FX Animator

FX Supervisor

Title Designer

FX Animator

2007-2009

Corus Entertainment

Grossology Season 1 (TV)

FX Supervisor

2006

Get Ed Productions

Get Ed (TV)

FX Artist

Animator

Storyboard Artist

1999-2005

Red Rover / Hero Films

Commercials,

Various animated works

Pilot: Get Ed

Animator

FX artist

Technical Director

Citizenship: Canadian.  

Visa Status:: Spousal Visa.  

Languages: English, French, basic Spanish, basic Japanese.

Hobbies: Programming, boxing, filmmaking.

Publications:

2014

Building an FX Pipeline for Television

LesterBanks

2014

An Open Letter from Animators to Riggers

LesterBanks

2015

Planning in Animation - the Other Uncanny Valley

RenderDigiMania

2015

15 of the Best Tools for Maya Animators

LesterBanks

Awards:

2016

MindField Film Festival, Los Angeles

Won

Best Animated Short Film: Dirty Pool

Director

2016

Los Angeles Cinefest

Finalist

Best Animated Short Film: Dirty Pool

Director

2010

Platinum Pixie

Won

Atmospheric Effects: Stoked

FX artist

2010

Platinum Pixie

Won

Opening Title Effects: Stoked

Compositor

2009

Gemini Award

Nominated

Best Achievement in Main Title Design: Grossology

Designer

References: 

Ian Blum - former coworker

Animation Director at Rainmaker

ianblum@hotmail.com

Mark Crowe - former employer

Co-Creator of Space Quest and SpaceVenture

mark@guysfromandromeda.com

Goran Bukvic - former coworker

Concept Artist at Warner Bros.

goran@crazybrush.com

James Rolfe - former employer

Director, The Angry Video Game Nerd Movie

james@cinemassacre.com

Dean Wright - former coworker

Owner, Get Wright On It

dean@getwrightonit.com

Matt Ferguson - former supervisor

Director at Nelvana

matthewferguson@gmail.com

Ian White - current coworker

Former Animator at Pixar and Disney

gmian9496@gmail.com

Greg Court - former supervisor

Animation Director at Toonbox

gregjcourt@hotmail.com

George Elliott - former employer

Owner, Elliott Animation

gelliott@elliottanimation.com

Thank you very much for your consideration.