April brought in a new, exciting and diverse group of students to join us here at VFS Digital Design! Throughout their program year, OOMPH will be featuring stories about their creative process, their inspirations and their development into Professional Digital Designers.
Creative Beginnings features five students, a different one each week, from a variety of backgrounds, who offer up their initial impressions, their goals, hopes and dreams — and also tell us how they have fun! Follow along as these students develop and grow into the next Industry Creatives. Every Tuesday for five weeks, we will showcase one of them in Q&A format with a photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.
May 22 : Mehdi ponders the mysteries
May 29 : Novita (Vivi) Prasetia knits prospects for her own school
June 5 : Skylar Lange won’t stop analyzing until he gets to the beach
June 12 : Cristina Bucardo shares her passion for art, music and fashion
June 19 : Francois Gauthier mixes up new recipes for Motion Design
Name: Francois Gauthier
Age: I am 35 years young
From: Quebec City, Canada
Background: I graduated from a culinary school back in 1997. This led me to work as a chef in restaurants around the world. I finally settled in Whistler, BC. My love for the mountains and snowboarding reinforced that choice. I moved out of the kitchen 9 years ago to become a bartender and bar manager.
Aside from snowboarding, playing tennis and golfing, my latest hobby is to make animations and short films.
5 years from now, I see myself working in the field of Motion Design and having a lot of fun doing it.
VFS Digital Design proudly welcomes Kyle Norby to our team as the Senior Instructor of Motion Design. An After Effects and Cinema 4D guru, Kyle joins us from San Francisco.
We would like to welcome a new instructor to the team — Tim Rolls. Tim is a Cinema 4D guru and will be teaching 3D Graphics 1.
Tim’s design career started with a childhood Lego obsession. His passion for creating led him to study Exhibit Design at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. There, he learned to take virtual concepts and translate them into real world experiences. Since then, has worked with world-class brands like Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Telus, and Bacardi.
Besides client work, Tim recently founded a design collective in Vancouver called Art Not Ads, focused on beautifying public spaces through community projects and public art installations.
Tim brings his unique perspective to Digital Design at Vancouver Film School to help students produce meaningful experiences.
I can’t believe a month has already passed since we soft launched the Vancouver CINEMA 4D (VanC4D) User Group. I’m pleased to say it went well and now we’re getting the ball rolling with our next event this Wednesday, October 26th at 6pm.
This week, Nick Campbell announced that Chris Schmidt is now an official contributor to Greyscalegorilla. This means we now have a centralized site through which to view Chris’ great Cinema 4D tutorials! In his announcement vid, Nick said that Chris will also help develop new kits, products, and plugins for GSG, giving designers and 3D artists even better tools to make great stuff in Cinema. Can’t wait!