Geert Knol
Geert Knol
Matte Painting / Environment Artist
Manitoba, Canada

Summary

-Canadian Armed Forces Veteran

- Graduate Vancouver Animation School (VANAS) Digital Matte Painting (DMP) diploma course

Skills

Digital PaintingEnvironment DesignMatte PaintingEnvironment Modelingenvironmentdigital matte paintingdmpteCanada

Software proficiency

Houdini
Houdini
Maya
Maya
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
ZBrush
ZBrush
Clarisse iFX
Clarisse iFX
Gaea
Gaea

Experience

  • Student at Vancouver Animation School (VANAS)
    Vancouver, Canada
    July 2017 - July 2018

    - Completed Digital Matte Painting Diploma Course with 86% GPA

    The course consisted of:

    2D Foundations

    - 2d drawing/digital painting. (Photoshop)

    - the basic principles and techniques required to produce the preliminary sketches.

    - how to create images that are realistic, including the assessment of perspective quality and how to apply classical painting techniques to the digital painting medium.

    3D Software Foundations

    - learning the software and tools required to produce professional quality Digital Matte Paintings. (Maya, Nuke)

    - how to create realistic environments to produce digital matte painting set extensions and how to apply classical painting techniques.

    Advanced 2.5D Matte Painting

    - I learned advanced workflow techniques required in a visual effects studio and its Digital Matte Painting department.

    - how to digitally manipulate images of existing interior and exterior locations.

    - how to judge image manipulation and painting quality by applying key workflow concepts from classical painting.

  • Communications Research Operator at Canadian Armed Forces
    Kingston, Canada
    January 2008 - November 2016

    During my time in the Military I learned how to work in and lead small groups to efficiently accomplish tasks in a timely manner.

    Communicator Research Operators intercept and analyze electronic transmissions, including foreign communications. They also protect Government of Canada computer networks.

    A Communications Research Operator has the following responsibilities:

    Collect, process, analyze and report on electromagnetic activity on radio frequency, using highly sophisticated equipment

    Manage and protect computer networks

    Ensure information technology is secure

    Use and maintain classified publications