Fiona Wong

Meet Fiona Wong

Lead Environment Artist at Method Studios

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About Fiona

About Fiona

Mentor of 3D Modeling

Fiona is a Lead Environment Artist at Method Studios based in Canada, working in feature films and TV. With over 6 years of experience in the industry, she has worked at studios including DNEG, Mr. X and Arc Productions. Her work includes the Fast & Furious Series, Resident Evil, Shape of Water, The Boys and Altered Carbon. Fiona specialized in procedural modeling in Houdini and large-scale environment work with Clarisse iFX, along with having a background in in matte painting. She is excited to share her passion and expertise with CG Spectrum students.

  

Fiona's work

Credits include The Shape of Water, Fast & Furious, The Boys, Altered Carbon, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to name a few.

Q&A with Fiona

Which city are you currently based in?

Vancouver, BC, Canada

What did your pathway into the industry look like?
After I graduated at Sheridan College from VFX and computer animation program, I landed a job at an animation studio as a lighting and compositing artist. However, it has always been my goal to be an environment artist, so I took online classes after work to brush up my skills and portfolio. I finally got a chance to work at Mr. X and DNEG as an environment generalist, and am currently working at Method Studios.
What has been the best experience of your career so far?
A chance to meet people from all walks of life is my best experience of my career so far. The VFX industry is a dynamic working environment and you always get to work with people with different backgrounds and cultures. It has always been fun to collaborate with talented people all over the world.
What’s your advice for VFX students?

I think it is important to know what you are passionate about and start to define some short term and long term goals for your life and career that truly matter to you, make time to work on it every day and find examples that help inspire you to get started. Also, don't be afraid to fail - it is important to learn from your mistakes and that's how you improve. Also, I think it is important to stay connected with the community and share your work to get feedback.

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What do you enjoy most about being a CG Spectrum mentor?
What I enjoy the most about being a CG Spectrum mentor is to be able to share what I am passionate about and sharing my expertise with students.
How do you stay creative outside of work?
I like going to travel and explore places outside of work. I think it is important to stay curious and active. This helps me to stay creative outside work.
What excites you most about the future of modeling?
First of all, 3D modeling is getting more popular in other industries such as healthcare, education and marketing, and this opens up many opportunities. Secondly, as technology is getting better and faster, 3D modeling is created and used in different ways. It is used and created in AI which includes photogrammetry and automated 3D generation. It is widely used in virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality nowadays.

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