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I have put together this collection of documents to showcase my work in the field of visual special effects and photography. Over the past 19 years I have acquired a fair amount of experience as a VFX animator and VFX lead in various fields including feature films, television series and video game cinematic.

As a visual effect artist I specialize in creating pre rendered computer simulations. Those simulations include particles, liquids, fluids, cloth and rigid body dynamics. The tools I use the most are Maya, 3D Studio Max, Thinking Particles, Particle flow, FumeFX and RealFlow.
My philosophy about creating special effects is a little bit like putting icing on a cake, put the right amount and you bring out the impact of everything, but if you put too much and it messes the whole  thing.

After many years spent in this field of work I went back to school to undertake a Master's degree in art with a 3D profile at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. (campus NAD in Montreal) The end of this endeavor should be in 2016. The decision to go back to school is based on a personal need to develop new expertise in my artistic and cognitive skills and to use this knowledge to reach another level in my career. This academic development has allowed me to pull back from the tools and think about the reasoning behind the creative process. Some of my artistic experimentscan be found in the multidisciplinary section.

My interest in photography has developed over the years while traveling abroad. Here is a few places I was able to visit, Japan, England, Scotland, Ireland, Whales, Spain, Australia,New-Zealand, China, Egypt, Paris, Petra, Seattle, New-York, New-Orlean, Los Angeles, Alaska, British-Colombia, Alberta, New-Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. In the photography section I have chosen a few of my favorite sights and displayed them to share my experiences.

Feel free to browse around and contact me with any feedback.
Please enjoy your visit.

Patrick Parenteau

Video game trailer - Pending release
Feature film - La Peur
Feature film - X-Men Days of Future Past
Video game cinematic - Thief
Feature film - Louis Cyr
TV Series - Being Human
TV Mini-Series - Cat.8
TV Mini-Series - Exploding sun
TV Mini-Series - Gothica
TV Mini-Series - Rouge Bresil
Short film - Assassin’s Creed - Embers
Feature film - Predators
Web Series - Assassin’s Creed: Lineage
Feature film - The Horde
Feature film - The Final Destination
Video game trailer - Far Cry 2
Video game cinematic - Assassin’s Creed
Video game cinematic - Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Feature film - P3K: Pinocchio 3000
TV Series - Galidor
Feature film - Reboot: Daemon rising
Feature film - Barbie in the Nutcracker
TV Series - Heavy Gears
TV Series - Max steel
TV Series - Action man
TV Series - Beast Machines