Hey guys! Taking a break from my normal posts to talk about Rick Ravenell, a UAT alumni, who will be presenting at this year's NAB Show. I've mentioned GDC (Game Developer's Conference) in the past, so you can think of NAB Show as a similar event but for those focused on tech and media outside of games (Film and Television, IT, etc.).
Rick will be doing a presentation tomorrow April 13th at 11:55AM on the use of NUKE, an animation effects software created by The Foundry, in Encore's episodic science fiction TV show Extant. He has also worked on productions such as Ender's Game and Avatar (the blue one not the awful Nickelodeon one). Here's a showreel he created of all his work from the Avatar film:
Rick graduated from UAT with a dual major in both Digital Video and Game Animation so special effects were a cinch for him. In fact, because of the connections he was able to make and the incredible passion he had for his craft, Rick was able to work on a TON of great content. But don't just take it from me, here's a cool Rick Ravenell alumni spotlight from UAT's YouTube channel.
So if you're attending NAB Show 2015 I definitely would encourage checking him out! You'll most definitely learn a thing or two.