Eric Bouffard is matte painter and environment artist currently working as a Matte Painting Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation. His list of work includes animated films such as Rise of the Guardians, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs. Aliens, and Scared Shrekless among other movies.
Be sure to check out his Matte Painting course at CGMA. This class will concentrate on the aspect of background elements for visual effects. Students will use Photoshop to create realistic and dynamic backgrounds using photo references and painting techniques.
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