With more than 20 years as 2d production artist and training lead in VFX, Ian has trained hundreds of compositors to Hollywood feature film standard, for films such as Passengers, Skyscraper, Jumanji, Wonder Woman, Dumbo and the Lion King.
He has led compositing training in VFX facilities, both as a 2d trainer and VFX training lead. He has worked in the UK, India and Canada, training senior and junior compositors, setting up new studios and pipelines and upskilling ‘from Bollywood to Hollywood’, for companies including the Moving Picture Company, Rushes, Atomic Fiction and in Integrated Advertising at Framestore.
Ian is experienced in translating industry requirements into innovative learning solutions and projects, using his industry, academic and teaching experience to teach apprentices from the main Soho VFX facilities, to advise and train start ups and coach smaller post production picture finishing departments expanding into specialist 2d VFX for streaming platforms. This has involved designing and delivering training programmes for Flame Operators, Editors, animators and designers for studios producing Netflix shows, including Nvizible in Belfast, Bait Studio in Cardiff and Dock 10 in Manchester.
Ian has also worked in professional development for Screen Skills in the UK and is a consultant for Masters degree students at the National Television and Film School and at the new Centre for Creative Arts and Technologies at the University of Surrey.
Ian is a Foundry certified Nuke trainer