My name is Cole Armstrong, I’m a Lighter and Compositor based in Toronto and have been working in the industry for 8 years. Primarily I've worked in feature and episodic animation at DNEG Animation, Stellar Creative Lab, Jam Filled, Snowball Studios, SPINVFX and more! I have extensive lighting and compositing experience with knowledge of many different workflows and renderers. I actively seek to expand my skill set and challenge my abilities through online courses, tutorials and books. Additionally I like to dabble in the technical side of things and look for new opportunities to create artist friendly tools and scripts to minimize tedious tasks and maximize production quality!
I'm a big fan of personal fitness! I love being active and playing sports like Tennis, Hockey and Football.
I've lived in Toronto for three years now. Through my time in Toronto I've been searching to find the best Nachos in the city... So far Score on King St and Prohibition on Queen St are my 2 favourites, although I am happy to accept recommendations!
Expand my Python Scripting Knowledge
I have a small background in coding through college and high school although I would really love to learn more to enhance my workflow and create easy to use tools!
by Ron Ganbar
Digital Compositing for Film and Video: Production Workflows and Techniques
by Steve Wright
The Art and Science of Digital Compositing: Techniques for Visual Effects, Animation and Motion Graphics
by Ron Brinkmann
Lighting for Animation: The Art of Visual Storytelling
by Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo
Masters of FX
by Ian Failes
The VES Handbook of Visual Effects
by Susan Zwerman and Jeffrey A. Okun
Inside VFX: An Insider's View Into The Visual Effects And Film Business
by Pierre Grage and Scott Ross
The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX
by Charles Finance and Susan Zwerman
The Digital Matte Painting Handbook
by David B. Mattingly
Book Wish List
Explore Blink Script
I've done some basic tutorials on Blink Script although believe it's incredibly powerful and would love to dive deeper into the subject matter.