Matt Leonard - Sphere VFX
I confirm that Elliot Amos was a student of mine at the University of South Wales on the MA Visual Effects course 2013 - 2014.
During the course Elliot mastered a good selection of software including Autodesk’s Maya 2015 and The Foundry’s Nuke 8.0. He was one of the key students on the course, always in attendance, which lead to him getting such as good grade overall.
Some of the areas I felt Elliot excelled at 3D: Modelling, Texturing & Lighting, nParticle, Fluids and Mental Ray rendering. Also in the area of Compositing: Multipass, Keying, Roto, Colour Correction, 3D Techniques and Integration of Live Action and 3D Elements. Elliot also understood and applied some of the latest industry standards such as the use of openEXR’s for Rendering and Compositing, correct Linear Colour Workflow (2D to 3D to Comp) and the uses of Alembic and FBX files for moving Maya data into Nuke.
During the course Elliot worked extremely hard often handing in some of the best course work, working diligently, and often outside of regular lecture hours. I would strongly recommend him for any 3D or Compositing work as he is trustworthy, hard working, has a good eye, and is a fast learning.
Peter Rogers - Bait Studio
Elliot Amos worked on a work experience placement at Bait Studio for a month, and returned later or another two week long position.
Elliot did an excellent job working on Castle Builders, assisting the visal effects team and building and modeling assets. he did the same thing, supporting the team on the Friday Download movie. He worked well under supervision and was a very efficient member of the team.
I highly recommend Elliot as a dedicated, visual effects artist with strong attention to detial, who would be an asset to any studio.
Jon Rennie - Bait Studio
Elliot Amos worked on a work experience placement at Bait Studio for a month, and returned later for another two week long position.
Elliot worked on a number of projects at the studio, providing support for the visual effects team and building and modeling assets. he did an excellent job and intergrated into the existing team very well.
I would recommend Elliot as a talented VFX artist and a valuable aset to any team.