Dreamworks at 14mm

I work as an Effects Lead / Developer at Dreamworks Animation in Glendale (Los Angeles). I’m currently working on Dragon 2. In last job, I was Technical Director at Meteor Studios in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

My main task is to analyze and develop Effects set-ups, and these automatic or semi-automatic tools are used by the whole effects team. It’s always fun to get back into the production side of things. My two commercial software I use is Maya and Houdini.

I’ve worked on several movies namely Puss In Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, Shrek 4, Kung Fu Panda, Journey 3-D, 300, Fantastic Four, Final Destination 3, Exorcist 0, Scooby Doo 2 and Decoys. I have also worked on quite a few TVHD shows (Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, James Cameron’s Expedition: Bismarck, 10.5 Apocalypse, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Dinosaur Planet,…).

Before moving to Montreal, I lived in Barcelona (Spain) where I worked for Videoefecto on commercials.

Quadra portrait

I’m an autodidact FX artist. I was born in France. My work gave me the opportunity to discover different places and cultures: Barcelona (Spain), Montreal (Québec), and now Los Angeles where I live and work in the movies industry.

I have also learned by myself the art of photography. I’m instinctive. I have a sense of feeling the Magic coming from the light at a right moment. Being compulsive, I have to capture the moment, that gift of Mother Nature, before it disappears forever or just transforms itself into another mystery.

However Light can also become a trap, an easy fancy way… an addiction. My quest is to learn how to capture the essence of the moment without falling into the light’s trap. This is a fascinating journey full of questions and difficulties, it is also extremely rewarding.

I screen everything that surrounds me, a forest fire, the rain in the a desert, a foggy atmosphere, the Joy of a kid, the pride of an homeless or even my own physical wounds. Never miss an opportunity had become my Mantra.