Crystal Bretz is a Lead Character/Creature Modeller working in Canada. She has worked for many companies over the years such as Method Studios, DNEG, Artifex Studios, Redpill VR, TLM Partners Inc and BRON.
Crystal is currently working as a Lead Modeler at Framestore. She has a background as a generalist and has worked on many different types of media such as; TV episodic, Short films, Feature films, VR Games, and animated features. 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 awards for 3 consecutive years.
She has published artwork and tutorials in 3d artist magazine, gnomon workshop and with Artstation 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
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.