Justin studied Visual Effects with a concentration in texture painting and lighting at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has lived in six different countries including Italy, Singapore, England, Norway, America and Canada before starting his career in Los Angeles CA.
In 2006, Justin landed his first role as a lighting technical director working at Rhythm & Hues Studios on the Academy Award Winning Animated Feature Happy Feet. However, his passion for textures landed him a gig as a texture painter on his second feature film, The Kingdom. From there Justin's career quickly sky-rocketed from being a part of a small texture team painting the textures for The HulkThe Abomination in the second adaptation of The Incredible Hulk, to painting the Owlship in Zack Snyder's Watchmen for The Moving Picture Company.
Justin Holt recently worked as lead texture painter at Industrial Light & Magic on Gore Verbinski's Oscar winning feature animation RANGO and as a senior texture painter with Digital Domain on Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Killer. Justin's passion for film and texture painting has allowed him to pursue the projects that interest him while also affording him the opportunity to work for some of the best visual effects studios in the world. Currently he is lead texture painter at Image Engine in Vancouver BC working on Neill Blomkamp's highly anticipated ELYSIUM, R.I.P.D. starring Ryan Reynold and Jeff Bridges as well as Peter Berg's LONE SURVIVOR.
Realistic Character Texture Painting in Mari 2.0
What does it take to become a successful texture artist in the film industry today? Justin Holt answers this question as he works with you to create successful realistic character textures, and begin your own texture library. With a model provided by Ben Eoff a selection of silicon casted pore and wrinkle scans from Surface Mimic, and FREE Mari 2.0 time limited student licenses from The Foundry,Justin will take you through his Mari 2.0 workflow via streamed videos available weekly for you to watch in your own time, and several li...
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