I am a 20 year veteran of Computer Graphics who's worked in games, feature VFX and animation. Ask me anything.
Hi, I'm Aaron Estrada. I have worked as a C.G. artist, C.G. supervisor and VFX supervisor for over 20 years. I started my career as a C.G. generalist where I could fill almost any role including character animation. After 10 years doing generalist work, I specialized and narrowed my focus to lighting, rendering and compositing. In the last few years of my career, I finally had the guts to call myself a VFX supervisor. For years I have taught C.G. part time also. Several of my students have gone on to get jobs in the industry at a very high level, working at studios like ILM, Frame Store, Sony, Oculus and Apple. Most recently, I have shifted my focus to building cloud tools for VFX artists and animators.
I'm happy to answer your questions about career development, C.G., VFX, and animation in general.
Ask me anything.