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Geof Isherwood Interview

Geof Isherwood worked with Marvel and DC Comics for 18 years on Spiderman, X-Men, Silver Surfer, The Avengers, Thor and many other great titles. Mid career, looking for a new challenge, Geof transitioned into the film industry and worked as a storyboard artist and concept artists for dozens of film productions including the recent X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was filmed in Montreal.

Alp Altiner Interview

Alp Allen Altiner is a Montreal based concept and 3D artist. He trained in Los Angeles under legendary traditional Matte Painter Syd Dutton. He has over 15 years of combined experience working in Feature Film Production, Video Games, Advertising and Comic Books. His credits include Superman Returns, 300, and the Imortals. He is also the founder of the website VFX Workshops and VFX Art Portal.

Meinert Hansen Interview

Meinert Hansen is a concept artist and Illustrator who’s worked in video games, animation and feature film for 28 years. His recent credits include Batman Arkham Origins (Warner Bros. Games Montreal), Splinter Cell Conviction, Myst IV Revelation (Ubisoft Montreal) and 300 (Warner Bros. Pictures). Meinert sat down with us for a brief interview about his initiation to and inspiration in art.

Adrian Bobb Interview

Adrian Bobb is an illustrator, concept artist and filmmaker. He’s worked for the McGill Redpath museum as a scientific illustrator and for the History Channel and Ubisoft (on Assassin’s Creed 2), among others, as a concept artist. He’s also made a few independent movies. One feature length film that Adrian just finished making called Red Shift and another short film that was at Fantasia festival in 2010, among others.

Jeff Simpson Interview

Jeff Simpson is an illustrator, concept artist and colourist who has worked at Ubisoft on the Assassin’s Creed titles.

Frederic St-Arnaud Interview

Frédéric St-Arnaud is a top matte painter, vfx and concept artist whose movie credits include the most recent Indiana Jones movie, Resident Evil, Sin City, the latest Terminator, the Golden Compass, and Spy Kids 2 & 3.

Marc Taro Holmes Interview

Marc Taro Holmes is an Art Director, Concept Artist and Illustrator with over 15 years of experience in the games industry and feature animation. His credits include Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2, Neverwinter Nights II, Lord of the Rings Online, Age of Empires III and A Christmas Carol. His illustrations have appeared on the covers of PC Gamer, Computer Gamer, Play Magazine as well as being featured on the E3 Expo banner.

Jack Zhang interview

Jack Zhang is a 3D character artist and a 3D modeler. He has worked at both THQ and EA and is now the Lead Artist at Funcom. He has won multiple awards in his industry including: Flower Messenger – CGS choice award (Expose 5 excellence Expose) and Character Modeling 3 (Digital art masters 5). Jack sat down with us at Syn Studio for a short interview to let us know more about what he does, how he has gotten to where he is and what his future plans are.

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