Our team

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Jacob Fradkin
Culver City, California, USA
Animation Learning Lead

Jacob Fradkin is an Animation trainer with more than 10 years of experience working on commercial campaigns for MPC NY and as freelance animator for multiple VFX studios.

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Worked on
  • Commercial campaigns
  • Superbowl spots
  • Ray Donovan
  • In The Heights

Jacob Fradkin is an Animation trainer with more than 10 years of experience working on commercial campaigns for MPC NY and as freelance animator for multiple VFX studios.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

Helping others grow their passion in animation.

Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rises up and takes over?

Dogs would make the best president. They're our best friends! They would look out for us and keep our best interests in mind, right? RIGHT???

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Kunjal Hasmukh Dedhia
Bangalore, India
Lighting Learning Lead

Kunjal is a multidisciplinary visual artist with over 12 years of experience in VFX-CG lighting, cinema, art, and design.

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Worked on
  • The Predator
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • The Call of the Wild

Kunjal is a multidisciplinary visual artist with over 12 years of experience in VFX-CG lighting, cinema, art, and design.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

There is nothing more rewarding than knowing and seeing the evidence that you’ve made an impact on someone’s life or multiple lives, which will stay with them.

What would your autobiography be called?

Unfinished, Untold...

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Michael Crippin
Adelaide, Australia
3D DMP Learning Lead

Mike Crippin is a 3DDMP trainer based in Adelaide. He has worked on films and commercials as well as episodic content in his close to 20 years in the visual effects industry.

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Worked on
  • Gravity
  • Red Tails
  • Knowing

Mike Crippin is a 3DDMP trainer based in Adelaide. He has worked on films and commercials as well as episodic content in his close to 20 years in the visual effects industry.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

It's having the privilege of helping someone realise their dreams of becoming a professional visual effects artist and being a part of that journey with them.

What is your favourite karaoke song to perform?

‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles

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Ross Scroble
Culver City, California, USA
Animation Learning Lead

Ross Scroble is an Animation Trainer with 24 years of experience in both the film and advertising industries.

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Worked on
  • Ice Age
Worked for
  • Psyop
  • Blacksmith
  • Hornet
  • The Mill

Ross Scroble is an Animation Trainer with 24 years of experience in both the film and advertising industries.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

I enjoy bringing the class together with high morale and true synergy as a team.

What is your go to karaoke song?

‘Coming Back to Life’ by Pink Floyd

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Sreejit Sreedharan
Bangalore, India
Animation Learning Lead

Sreejit Sreedharan is currently an Animation Trainer. Before this he worked at MPC Montreal & Bangalore as an Animation Lead. He’s been in the industry for around 12 years and worked on a handful of films.

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Worked on
  • The Jungle Book
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Life of Pi
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Dolittle

Sreejit Sreedharan is currently an Animation Trainer. Before this he worked at MPC Montreal & Bangalore as an Animation Lead. He’s been in the industry for around 12 years and worked on a handful of films.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

I enjoy sharing my production experience with the team and finding out more effective and efficient ways of teaching.

Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rises up and takes over?

I think the cat would make the best president because it is smart.

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Rebecca Monaghan
London, UK
Tech Anim Learning Lead

Rebecca studied Computer Arts, mainly as a 2D artist, then started to work in the VFX industry from 2018 as a CFX artist. She loves all creatures – real and 3D. She also enjoys contributing to animal conservation and tries to spend some of her holidays working abroad at different rehabilitation sites for animals such as the Asian elephant and the white rhino.

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Worked on
  • The Lion King
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu
  • Lady and the Tramp

Rebecca studied Computer Arts, mainly as a 2D artist, then started to work in the VFX industry from 2018 as a CFX artist. She loves all creatures – real and 3D. She also enjoys contributing to animal conservation and tries to spend some of her holidays working abroad at different rehabilitation sites for animals such as the Asian elephant and the white rhino.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

I love to help out and pass on any knowledge, hints and tips that I've learnt along the way. I love to see other artists grow and become more confident in their work.

What would your autobiography be called?

A Stumble Through Life

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Priyank Jain
Bangalore, India
Tech Anim Learning Lead

Priyank Jain studied 3D Animation & VFX, mainly due to his passion for technical processes. He loves rigging and tech anim. When not working, he enjoys travelling, watching movies, and exploring new street food joints.

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Worked on
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Broken Horses

Priyank Jain studied 3D Animation & VFX, mainly due to his passion for technical processes. He loves rigging and tech anim. When not working, he enjoys travelling, watching movies, and exploring new street food joints.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

I am passionate about sharing knowledge and collaborating on new ideas with freshers. In my experience as a trainer, the ultimate satisfaction comes when you see students grow and improve their skill set.

What would your autobiography be called?

Khasta Kachodi 😊

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Bhushan Ratan Patil
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Compositing Learning Lead

Bhushan Ratan Patil is a VFX Compositing Trainer for Nuke visual effects compositing. He has over 14 years of production experience in VFX and stereo compositing for well-known projects and companies. His roles in the VFX industry vary from Roto Artist and Prep & Compositing Artist to Senior VFX Trainer.

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Worked on
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • Blade Runner 2049

Bhushan Ratan Patil is a VFX Compositing Trainer for Nuke visual effects compositing. He has over 14 years of production experience in VFX and stereo compositing for well-known projects and companies. His roles in the VFX industry vary from Roto Artist and Prep & Compositing Artist to Senior VFX Trainer.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

I enjoy sharing my experience, techniques, and passion with others. I like helping them explore new possibilities and solutions, explain concepts clearly, and prepare employees for the next step of their careers in the VFX industry.

Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rises up and takes over?

I think I would love to see an elephant as president of the animal kingdom. Elephants are friendly, smart, protective, caring, and adorable.

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Annick Harmel Tourneur
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Lighting Learning Lead

Annick Harmel-Tourneur is a Lighting Trainer based in Montreal. In her 22-year career she has worked on over 21 feature films worldwide as an Artist, Lead, and CG Supervisor. She believes hard work and a lot of practice are the keys to success.

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Worked on
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Happy Feet
  • Happy Feet Two
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu
  • Dolittle

Annick Harmel-Tourneur is a Lighting Trainer based in Montreal. In her 22-year career she has worked on over 21 feature films worldwide as an Artist, Lead, and CG Supervisor. She believes hard work and a lot of practice are the keys to success.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

I love to mentor artists and help them begin successful careers.

What would your autobiography be called?

Dare to Dream.

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Wiktoria Chmielewska
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
FX Trainer - SideFX Houdini Fluids

My passion for VFX started when I was just a kid. This enthusiasm continued throughout my time at school and has stuck with me ever since. I have completed bachelor's and master's degrees in VFX, focusing on dynamic simulations in SideFX Houdini. I've also worked in the advertising industry for a while before moving on to teach at a UK university.

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Worked on
  • HSBC
  • Dove
  • Toly
  • NYX

My passion for VFX started when I was just a kid. This enthusiasm continued throughout my time at school and has stuck with me ever since. I have completed bachelor's and master's degrees in VFX, focusing on dynamic simulations in SideFX Houdini. I've also worked in the advertising industry for a while before moving on to teach at a UK university.

What do you enjoy most about being a trainer?

Seeing students explore the magic for the first time, being able to help them achieve their goals, and getting closer to fulfilling their dreams are the most rewarding experiences.

What would your autobiography be called?

Proving That Magic Exists: a Short Autobiography of a Houdini Tutor.