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Today was my first day as a lighter for the Smurfs movie coming out this Summer.  I’ve been doing Rough Layout on the animated sequences in the movie since November.  It’s a really fun movie and the best crew ever.  A great show.  Wish me luck, I’ve a lot to learn.


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These pages are devoted to my work as an artist, animator, visual FX professional, writer and creator of content.

Wrapping up on my third animated movie, Hotel Transylvania, Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and starring Adam Sandler and friends. This was a three year run! With only a small break in the middle to work on the first Smurfs movie. I’m happy to be finishing Hotel T – which will release this Fall – but I will miss the amazing crew that made it all happen.

Next up is Smurfs 2! Woohoo!

A couple other animated movies I’ve worked on are Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and my dream movie… Surf’s Up! With the brilliant Ash Brannon and Chris Buck directing.

Surf’s Up recieved an amazing 10 ANNIE Award nominations, and I was blessed to win for all my work on the surfing sequences of the film… 2007 ANNIE

Click here to see my interview with. VFX World Magazine (it starts on page 2).

I’m still working at Sony Imageworks in LA, where I am a Layout Supervisor, surrounded by brilliant artists and tech wizards, and working with some of the best FX guys in the industry. So, I guess I’m about the luckiest guy in town.

I’m also still teaching Dynamic FX at Gnomon in Hollywood, which is a bit like teaching at Hogworts. It’s a the most renown school in the industry, and it’s a ton fun.

Chekc out my training DVD’s for the Gnomon Workshop was released on last last year. Buy a copy if you want to learn some Maya tricks.

Watch my VFX/Animation reel here:

Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoy the work.

John Clark

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