Emeryville, CA – 3D Artist and Compositor Jeanette Vera has joined the crew of Athena Studios  as Visual Effects Artist.
Vera had worked with Athena previously on a freelance basis, before leaving to work at The Base Studio in Foster City for a year. While at Base, she made VFX contributions to such hit films as Captain America, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Smurfs, The Avengers, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and most recently, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. She left Base to return to Athena Studios on a full-time basis.
“We’re thrilled to have Jeanette re-join our team, this time on a permanent basis,” said Athena Studios founder Jon V. Peters. “Her expertise encompasses a wide breadth of modeling, compositing, match-moving and animation skills -- critical talents for a smaller studio like ours to be able to offer to clients. While her primary expertise may be hard surface modeling, she also has a tremendous understanding of organics.”
Adds Vera, "When I saw Toy Story at the age of 5, I knew I wanted to be an artist and work in the film industry. I set my sights on a career that would make my dream a reality. I studied Animation and Visual Effects at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, where I also acquired a passion for 3D modeling. My specialty is hard surface and environmental modeling. I’m having the time of my life working within this dynamic industry.”
Source: Athena Studios