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“Few teachers have the natural ability to communicate and impart knowledge as Jon. He makes even the most confusing concepts and techniques easily understandable. I’ve learned some very valuable lessons from Jon.”Ron Thornton
“Not only did I become proficient in recognizing these effects through Jon’s help, but I have recently been able to flag aesthetic errors that even A-list companies did not notice when delivering composites. Many details that I considered to be possibly too specific while in Jon’s class have turned out to be very important and critical assets to my ability to do my job. I appreciate all that Jon Gress taught me, and consider him to be one of the greatest mentors and instructors to have helped me get to where I am.”Alex Heffner
“Jon’s lessons have prepared me to tackle problems that more experienced artists were struggling with, which helped to promote me from a junior compositor to a lead artist 6 months into my first job after school.”Chris Montesano
“4 years ago I didn’t see myself working in the Movie industry at all, as a matter of fact I didn’t think I would ever see my name on the big screen. So for all your help when I was in School and even this day I thank you for not only what you taught me but for being what I would consider a friend, I thank you very much for being a mentor and someone I can definitely call a friend.”Errol Hanse
“Jon Gress is among the rare breed of VFX artists who can move seamlessly between problem solving on a production and imparting his experience in the classroom. Jon brings a contagious energy to anything he is involved with, and he is passionate about the craft of filmmaking.”William Vaughan
“I started out as an entry level compositor and in 3 short years, have moved on to become a Lead Compositor and am currently now a VFX Supervisor. All thanks to the skills foundation I learned during Jon’s class. I’ve worked on movies such as The Expendables, Drive Angry 3D, The Mechanic, Conan the Barbarian, Spiders 3D and more.”Amy Putrynski