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Mentor of the Day: Frederic Durand

Frederic_Speed-Racer-2008We are so excited to introduce our first CG Lead Lighting Artist, Frederic Durand! He has over 20 years experience working on animated films, feature films and commercials at a wealth of studios including Disney, DreamWorks, Jim Henson’s Workshop, Sony Imageworks, and Digital Domain. Check out his reel, you’ll see plenty of familiar films and commercials!

If you are interested in a well rounded and in depth study of lighting, Frederic will be an amazing mentor! He is open to up to three mentees from anywhere in the world, and is also fluent in French. A great opportunity for potential lighting mentees! We know there’s always a need for Lighting Artists in the film and animation industry, and having such a well versed Mentor will do wonders for helping an aspiring artist improve their work.

Frederic seems to do everything! Outside of working as a Lighter, he is also a teacher, and a writer of three books about lighting. When he’s not on the computer, he also likes to create pop-up books! As a mentee with Frederic, you can expect a well rounded mentorship that you won’t find anywhere else.

Check out more of Frederic’s work at his website.

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