Nick Deboar has been working in the animation and VFX industry for over 11 years, specializing in Lighting and Surfacing. He curently works as a Senior Look Development Artist with Rising Sun Pictures in Australia having previously worked for top studios around the world including Aardmen Animation, Animal Logic, Dr D Studios, Fuel FX and the People's Republic of Animation.
Nick's recent film credits include Lego: The Movie, The Great Gatsby, Happy Feet 2 and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.
He started with node based compositing in Shake, then moved to Nuke, which he has been using solidly for over seven years. Nick also spent a couple years tutoring students at the University of South Australia in various animation and film courses.
In his spare time he writes Renderman shaders, Nuke Gizmos, takes photos and occasionally finds the time to direct his own work.
“ Nick did a great job of breaking down these subjects into very clear and understandable examples. The presentations were easy to follow and, as a result, I had the time and motivation to go a little bit beyond the lesson and experiment with all of the various nodes and techniques ”
“ The course left me with an overall impression of how Nuke thinks and how to keep it happy. I've already seen great improvements in my own projects because of Nuke and Nick's course. ”