Aaron Estrada

Lecturer II

Aaron Estrada is a photographer and computer graphics expert with over 20 years professional experience in animation and visual effects. Having worked half his career as a computer graphics generalist doing modeling, surfacing, rigging, animation, lighting, rendering and compositing, Aaron has a thorough understanding of all stages of 3D computer graphics production. His former employers include Sony Pictures Imageworks, Dream Quest Images, Dreamworks Anima­tion, Nickelodeon, Rhythm & Hues and Hyper Entertainment. Aaron has com­puter graphics credits on Fourteen feature films including Over the HedgeKung Fu PandaG-ForceThe Amazing SpidermanMen in Black 3 and Iron Man 3. His numerous television credits include Invasion America, on which he served as a C.G. Supervisor, and the Emmy award winning Earth 2 pilot, on which he built physical miniature models in the age before computer graphics where ubiquitous in visual effects. An avid photographer, Aaron’s most recent passion is VR High Dynamic Range Spherical Panorama photography, which he uses in his personal visual effects and cinematography projects.

TEACHING:

  • IFDM491 Compositing for CGI

Aaron Estrada
Adjunct Lecturer

vfx@unm.edu

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