The 3D Animation & Visual Effects program recently welcomed Mat Krentz and Jelmer Boskma, both from LOOK! Effects, into their studio to answer questions from current students. Mat, a Digital Effects Supervisor and Jelmer, an Art Lead/Modeler and VFS grad, were able to offer some great advice and insight based on their years working in the animation industry.
Mat has moved up the ranks since beginning his career at Rainmaker Entertainment in 2003. Some of his credits include Moonrise Kingdom, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Alice in Wonderland, Star Trek, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and The Da Vinci Code.
Since graduating from the 3D Animation & Visual Effects program six years ago, Jelmer has gone on to work on numerous films, including Nim’s Island, Journey to the Center of the Earth, District 9, SuckerPunch, Thor, and the 2013 release Jack the Giant Killer.
Our animation students were very excited to connect with Jelmer and Mat, including Benjamin Erdt who had this to say about meeting Jelmer:
“I’ve admired Jelmer since he graduated from VFS. Meeting him was a pleasure and a fantastic moment. His work was actually one of the reasons I wanted to focus on character and creature creation, which I have since become passionate about. Getting Jelmer’s constructive feedback showed me that I’m well on my way and also what I can do to improve my skills. I really hope to work with him some time.”
Thanks for the visit, Mat and Jelmer!