BRENT FORREST

forrest.brent@gmail.com

090 6172 6108

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Brent Forrest

forrest.brent@gmail.com

090 6172 6108

About Me:

Extensive experience in traditional, photo-real and stylized productions.  Special effects skills include fluid dynamics, pyro and particle effects and 2D FX animation.  Character animator, storyboard artist and programmer.  A fully rounded production professional with a special enthusiasm for creating new ideas.  I love a challenge, and along with being an accomplished animator and designer, I’m also capable of building useful production tools and pipeline software.

Software / Skills:

Maya

 Animation

 3D FX

Compositing

Production Management

Nuke

Flash

2D FX

Storyboarding

Python / Mel

Employment History:

2017

AnimCafe

Commercial Work

Technical Director

2016

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

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

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, fitness, filmmaking.

Publications:

2017

Defining Leadership in Animation

LesterBanks

2015

Planning in Animation - the Other Uncanny Valley

RenderDigiMania

2015

15 of the Best Tools for Maya Animators

LesterBanks

2014

Building an FX Pipeline for Television

LesterBanks

2014

An Open Letter from Animators to Riggers

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 - former 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.