16 year veteran of Visual Effects, 34 years in the entertainment industry and 11 years of teaching experience make Nicholas Boughen perhaps the most experienced visual effects guru on the planet. He's one of the founders of CG Masters, a school teaching visual effects artists what they REALLY need to know to land a job in this competitive market. Studio based training with industry masters. www.cg-masters.com
Unique traits: First person ever to matchmove 500+ shots for a feature film. First person in Vancouver to implement OpenEXR in a pipeline. First lighting artist in Vancouver to implement HDR in a pipeline. First owner of a 2nd generation VFX training centre. He's a "firsty" kind of guy which really just means he's older than most people.