Eric Youngstrom

Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics Artist for Altitude Sports & Entertainment
The Art Institute of Colorado

The Art Institute of Colorado alumni Eric Youngstrom

[My education] taught me that hard work pays off. I used school as an introduction to the software, sort of a 'hello' to the basic terminology and skills that now I'm on my way to mastering. Eric Youngstrom , Motion Graphics Artist for Altitude Sports & Entertainment
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics , 2014 , The Art Institute of Colorado

Eric Youngstrom is a motion graphics artist for Altitude Sports & Entertainment in Colorado. He’s responsible for art direction, design, and animation of in-game and promotional graphics for the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth, and Colorado Rapids. A typical day consists of Cinema 4D work mixed with After Effects to complete—start to finish—graphics for the five television shows his company produces and broadcasts.

Eric’s work includes everything from conceptualizing to storyboards, texturing, lighting, animation, rendering, compositing, editing, and sound design. The end result is a complete television show package that includes opens, caps, rejoins, transitions, in-show elements, and logos. Eric counts his dad as his hero. “He has taught me patience and to be honest and hard working. Growing up I took all of that for granted but now I can see where it is all coming into play.” He also looks up to his instructor, Ognian Bozikov, who instilled in him a passion for VFX and compositing. His favorite studios are Framestore, Image Engine, Pixomondo, Digital Domain, and Method Studios.

Eric, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics from The Art Institute of Colorado says that his education helped him to learn industry-relevant software and push his imagination. “It taught me that hard work pays off. I used school as an introduction to the software, sort of a ‘hello’ to the basic terminology and skills that now I'm on my way to mastering.” He encourages current students to understand the challenges of a career in visual effects. “It has to be something you’re truly passionate about because the industry doesn’t accept half [efforts].”

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