Crystal Bretz
Crystal Bretz
Senior Character Artist @ Redpill VR
Montreal, QC, Canada

Crystal Bretz is currently a Senior Character/Creature Modeller working in Canada. She has worked for many companies over the years such as Method Studios, DNEG, Artifex Studios, and BRON.

Crystal is currently working as a Senior Modeller at DNEG with a focus on Organic Creatures and Characters. She has a background as a generalist and has worked on many different types of media such as; TV episodic, Short films, Feature films, and an animated feature. She is most well known for her work on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Marvels Black Panther, and Netflix Original: The Willoughbys.

Crystal has been a judge for the rookies for two consecutive years as well as a judge for effects Montreal for 2020.
She has published artwork and tutorials in 3d artist magazine as well as had her name published in cinefex among the many great VFX artists who contributed to Black Panther.
Crystal not only has a strong passion for 3D Characters but also for helping and mentoring others. She writes blogs, shares advice on her online platforms, and streams live on twitch to teach and guide others towards success in the VFX industry.
Follow her on Instagram @crystal_models_things

Website: www.crystalmodelsthings.com
Instagram: @crystal_models_things
Twitch: crystal_models_things

Resume PDF

Skills

Look Development3D ModelingCharacter ModelingLightingTexturingTraditional Art

Software proficiency

Mari
Mari
Maya
Maya
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
ZBrush
ZBrush
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
V-Ray
V-Ray
Premiere
Premiere
SpeedTree
SpeedTree
Arnold
Arnold
RenderMan
RenderMan
mental ray
mental ray
Katana
Katana
Redshift
Redshift
SynthEyes
SynthEyes
Linux
Linux
Xgen
Xgen
X-gen
X-gen

Reel

Productions

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    • Movie
      Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Model/ Texture Artist
    • Company
      Method Studios
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    • Movie
      Black Panther
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Model/ Texture Artist
    • Company
      Method Studios
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    • TV Production
      The Crossing
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      FTL
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Ghost Wars
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • Movie
      Skyward
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Somewhere Between
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Prison Break
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Travelers
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      The Arrangement
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Zoo
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • Movie
      The Decendants 2
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      IZombie
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • Movie
      Enter the Warriors Gate
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Aftermath
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Wayward Pines
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Of Kings and Prophets
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • Movie
      Rufus
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
  • Childhoodsend
    • TV Production
      Childhoods End
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios
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    • TV Production
      Minority Report
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      3D Generalist
    • Company
      Artifex Studios

Experience

  • Senior Modeler at DNEG
    Montreal, Canada
    December 2019 - Present

  • Senior Organic Modeler at Method Studios
    Montreal, Canada
    October 2018 - November 2019

    Responsible for mostly organic modeling such as digi doubles and creatures as well as corrective blend shapes and basic creature blend shape work. Occasionally prop and hard surface modeling required. Helped out groom department occasionally on overtime.

  • Texture / Lookdev Artist at Bron Studios
    Vancouver, Canada
    May 2018 - Present

  • Model and Texture Artist at Method Studios
    Vancouver, Canada
    September 2017 - April 2018

  • 3D Generalist at Artifex Studios
    Vancouver, Canada
    August 2015 - September 2017