Eric Weindel is an East Coast-based motion graphics designer, compositor, and VFX supervisor. He began making films at age thirteen when he first experimented with stop-motion video. The enjoyment of these early projects set him forward on the path to pursuing a career as a professional animator. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design where he earned a BFA in animation. Eric now enjoys a colorful and varied career, encompassing the worlds of traditional animation and digital animation, visual effects, computer graphics, and compositing.
Eric got his start in VFX and compositing working as a freelance artist on architectural visualization films. Most notably, he collaborated with a small team to create two award-winning architectural films for Daniel Libeskind. The more decorated of which won a Cine Golden Eagle Award and multiple awards at SIGGRAPH.
After further exploration of VFX and compositing processes, he began working as a visual effects supervisor and compositor on projects ranging in scope from commercials to feature films, for clients including: Reebok, Samsung, The US Navy, The Smithsonian Institution, Stanley-Bostich, G-FORM, American Tourister, The International Desalination Association, Rosetta Stone, Philips, Schneider Electric, Hasbro and Goodyear.
Along this decade-long journey, he's worked for international clients (traveling as far as Beirut, Lebanon) had the opportunity to work for special effects legend Douglas Trumbull on his Showscan Digital technology, and to collaborate with the design team at Kanye West's DONDA on promotional ads and artwork.
Eric continues to study and acquire new skills in the ever-changing video arts industry, while working out of his native home of Rhode Island.