TDU Interviews

Watch and Learn as we interview professionals in the industry to TDU students just like you!

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Meet TDU Students

Meet the person you will soon be!

Listen to their story and their experiences with TDU to help answer any questions you might have. They are just one step ahead of you, see your future!

Meet Industry Professionals

Meet industry professionals and get valuable insider information that you may not have known. Be inspired and get motivated to become an industry professional yourself! It’s closer than you think.

Meet TDU Alums!

Meet our TDU Alums and hear their stories, experiences and advice. Plus see where they are now and where they are headed. This could very well be you in a year!

TDU :: Interview with Sony Lighting TD & TDU Alum, Anuar Figueroa

TDU Co-Founder Mike Tanzillo chats with former current TDU student Anuar Figueroa on going from growing up in Mexico to working in Canada on animated and VFX films including Batman vs. Superman, Fast and Furious 7, and Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse ! Learn his backstory and see how he used to launch his career!

TDU :: Interview with Dreamworks Lighter & TDU Alum, Shane Sternstein!

TDU Co-Founder Michael Tanzillo sits down for an interview with student and Dreamworks Lighting Trainee Shane Sternstein. They discuss Shane’s transition from his former career to becoming a lighter at an animation studio. To check out Shane’s full portfolio and demo reel click the link here.

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TDU talks with Vadim Turchin, VFX/CG Supervisor at Moving Picture Company (MPC), on FB Live

Meet Vadim Turchin! He is a VFX/CG Supervisor at Moving Picture Company (MPC). Celebrating 20 years in VFX / Animation industry, Vadim has worked at a number of highly respected agencies, studios, and networks during his career. He worked for a number of leading broadcasters including USA Networks, Showtime, CBS. He also held staff positions at Curious Pictures, where he was creative director/head of CG and animation, Brand New School, where he was VFX and CG director, PSYOP, and RHINO FX. He also worked with a number of film directors – Woody Allen, J.C. Chandor, Dee Rees and many others. Besides being a supervisor, Vadim continues to do lighting and look development on most of his projects and spends time mentoring upcoming generations of artist both at his current company, MPC, as well as other educational institutions.

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