Artist: Geoff Sills

Geoff Sills, a 17-year-old senior at Hanover High School near Richmond, Virginia, discovered computer modeling in a course offered at his high school. "I was amazed and so fascinated the first time that I worked with Maxon's Cinema 4D (the program of choice by Hanover High). Being able to take a blank screen and turn it into near reality amazed me," he says. Armed with rudimentary computer modeling knowledge and experience, Sills decided to purchase the software to learn all its capabilities and nuances on his own. "In a matter of time, I learned splines, hair, texturing, and problem solving all on my own using Cinema 4D everyday after school and before heading off to work." Obsessed, Sills looked to further his education in what he loves by applying to the Savannah College of Art and Design located in Savannah, Georgia. He has already been accepted to attend college, when he will pursue his dream to become a visual effects artist.