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User Name:
Matthew Shepherd
Occupation:
Instructor
Country:
Canada
City / State:
British Columbia
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Biography:
Matt Shepherd is a professional animator from Saint John, NB and currently works with Sony Pictures Imageworks as a Senior Animator. After 3 years of study Matt received a diploma in Animation and Graphics Technology from NBCC-Miramichi, class of '2003'.

In 2003 he began his career as a 2d animator working on various tv shows and commercials. 
7 years later, Matt taught himself Maya so he could pursue film. With a bit of luck Matt was hired by Sony Pictures to work on The Smurfs movie in 2010. Relying heavily on his 2d experience he would later animate on other films such as: Hotel Transylvania, Smurfs2, 
Escape From Planet Earth, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Huntsman and MegHis credits as a Lead Animator include: The Prophet directed by Roger Allers, Seth Rogan's R rated feature Sausage Party and most recently, Smurfs: The Lost Village  with Sony Pictures.

Matt's approach to 3d utilizes a 2d workflow, focusing on clean silhouettes, key posing and graphic appeal when crafting a scene. Currently he is working with Sony Pictures Imageworks on The Emoji Movie in Vancouver BC.