Out of the almost 150 submissions, we’ve had the difficult job to pick five names of people to join us for the Durian project here in Amsterdam. The overall quality of submissions was just amazing, we could have easily picked 30 of them!
With Colin, David and Brecht we managed to get the list trimmed down to 24. Based on feedback from some expert artists it was then brought down to about 12, and then still… but strictly based on evident skills we need, and getting a good all-round expertise, the five new Durian members are:
- Angela Guenette (modeling, rigging, animation)
- Ben Dansie (3D generalist)
- Nathan Vegdahl (rigging, animation)
- Lee Salvemini (animation)
- Soenke Maeter (shading, light, compositing)
This in addition to:
- Colin Levy (director, 3D generalist)
- David Revoy (concept art)
I’m also very happy to announce we can get for technical support again the talents of:
- Brecht van Lommel
- Campbell Barton
I would like to thank everyone for sending in their enthusiast submissions! Everyone should have had an email from me by now too. We also have a small back-up team, in case we can find additional funding, or an amazing result of the DVD pre-sale campaign (which will start in 3-4 weeks).
And: check the updated “about” page, for more information, mugshots and portfolio links!