SANTA MONICA, CA – Seasoned 3D artist Thomas Connors has been named VFX Supervisor/CG Generalist at ArsenalCreative.
Building on his 20 years of experience on CG for high-end visual effects, Connors has carved an impressive niche in specializing in modeling and texture elements for CG environments for television and the automotive industry. Most recently, Connors was the CG Supervisor at Picture Shop/Ghost FX in Burbank, where for three and a half years he worked on notable projects such as Walking Dead, Fear of the Walking Dead, McGuyver, Hawaii 5-0 and Shameless. He coordinated and managed a team of 20 to 30 artists to execute simultaneous deliveries on multiple projects.
"ArsenalCreative fosters creativity through an environment that promotes collaboration and innovation. I am eager to work with this dynamic team to further expand the 3D/CG capabilities," Connors said. "I am excited to be stepping into a new role as the VFX Supervisor and look forward to working in new creative partnerships and on unique projects."
Connors received an Emmy Award nomination for “Outstanding Main Title Design” for Cosmos, and HPA Award nominations for “Best Visual Effects” for TV series for The Flash and Hawaii 5-0. He won back-to-back Leo Awards for his visual effects work on The Flash.
Connors studied media arts and animation at the Art Institute of California. Responding to what he saw as a deficiency in online instructional content, he also teaches FX skills courses in using industry-based teaching concepts and real-life techniques.