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eldee
08-20-2009, 06:36 AM
I just wrapped up my final term at Vancouver Film School, and this is my finished modeling reel. All visuals are my work unless specifically noted otherwise. Special thanks to my classmates for giving me ample opportunities to work on a variety of projects. It was an incredible learning experience, and a lot of fun.

If you like my reel, feel free to visit my site and see what else I've been working on:
http://www.ldsmith.info/

I am available for freelance and fulltime work, and I specialize in Modeling, Texturing, Shading, and Lighting.

I primarily used Softimage XSI for the modeling, Mental Ray for rendering, and a bit of Maya & 3dsmax as well. I did the final composite in Nuke, and assembled everything in After Effects. I modeled this environment and characters based on a painting by Daryl Mandryk. I was also involved (in varying capacities) with five other demo reels from my class, each making an appearance on my reel as well.

Here is a direct link to the video:
http://ldsmith.info/index.php?reel

And here are some stills for those who don't feel like watching:

http://www.ldsmith.info/preview/preview1.jpg

http://www.ldsmith.info/preview/preview2.jpg

http://www.ldsmith.info/preview/preview3.jpg

http://www.ldsmith.info/preview/preview4.jpg

http://www.ldsmith.info/preview/preview5.jpg

NetMapel
08-20-2009, 07:05 AM
LD !!! I saw your status update on facebook earlier today and checked out your reel/website :D I have to say it was AWESOME !!! I particularly like how the reel started with a newspaper that translated into the next scene. You also helped a lot of students with their stuff, so great job :) That really shows you've got a diverse range of skills that will only help with job hunting !

eldee
08-20-2009, 09:59 PM
thanks, i appreciate it :thumbsup:

googboog8
08-21-2009, 11:01 AM
good stuff man, i don't know if it's just me but your direct link isn't working... or it's taking too long to load... might wanna check it out...

whoop, never mind, it just opened.. heh.. maybe it's something with the php thingo

eldee
08-22-2009, 07:16 PM
hey.... my t-rex showed up on the news here! they were doing a segment on district 9 and wandered by my classmate luke's station, where he was animating the T-rex for his VFX reel!

Either way, pretty cool:
http://www.globaltvbc.com/video/index.html?releasePID=rHnPZsz6Yn1MIWqvinNS9wa_3huwM4RF

NetMapel
08-23-2009, 06:52 AM
Congrats to you, Luke and all involved in that T-rex reel :) I saw him working on it and was totally amazed by it. He was nice enough to spend a lot of time explaining to me about his production method so :) Please say thanks to him again for me, LD !

nimbiot
10-05-2009, 12:27 AM
inspiring indeed!

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