My name is Mathieson Facer and I am a Pipeline/Rigging Technical Director in the VFX industry. I am a graduate of the Multimedia 3D Computer Animation, diploma program, and 3D for Production: Broadcast Design, post-graduate program, from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.
Throughout elementary and secondary school I found my strongest areas of study to be art and math. I guess this makes sense with my mother being a successful artist and father being an actuary. I also took a Visual Basic course in high school which I enjoyed immensely and did very well in. I decided to follow this path through to University, but quickly found that it was not for me and changed direction. I enjoyed programming very much, but the material was too dry and I was lacking a creative output with my work.
It was around this time that 3D animation was really starting to take off with releases of Finding Nemo, Shrek, Monsters Inc., and it caught my attention. With my interests in movies and strengths in school, I decided this might be a good area for me to explore as a career. I applied to several schools and was ecstatic when I was accepted into the program at Humber.
I found out very quickly how much I love this type of work. School was a challenge, but it was a challenge I was up for. I have now worked with companies worldwide on animated series, commercials, AAA game titles, feature films, even architecture and engineering related projects. Every project I have worked on has been a unique challenge with its own set of puzzles to solve. There is always something new to keep me on my toes and the work never gets stale. I cannot wait to see where this exciting and fascinating industry is going to go and where my career is going to take me.