Natalie Diaz

Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

Compositor for Psyop
The Art Institute of Vancouver


[I enjoy] the creative process of 'painting' film and helping to create the vision of the film. Natalie Diaz , Compositor for Psyop Diploma in VFX for Film & Television, 2006 , The Art Institute of Vancouver
Natalia is working in Gastown, British Columbia as a compositor for Psyop, a company that uses animation, design, illustration, 3D, 2D and live action production to help brands connect with consumers. She’s responsible for compositing final shots using 2D and 3D elements.

Natalia’s projects include working on shots, setting up contact sheets, color grade shots, and matching computer graphics to plates. She’s worked on Oscar-nominated films and was nominated for a Gemini Award, given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television to recognize the achievements of Canada's television industry. Natalia looks to Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg for creative inspiration and says that the creative process of “painting” film is the best part of her job. She adds that a big trend in her industry is working in 4K resolution.

Natalia, who in 2006 earned a Visual Effects & Foundation for Design Diploma from The Art Institute of Vancouver, says that her education helped her to understand the basic concepts and techniques needed to start her career. She recommends that current students be prepared for an industry that requires hard work and dedication. “Be prepared and don’t stop creating and experimenting. Enjoy your art and get really good at it.”

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