My name is Steven Cheung, 25, and i come from French Polynesia (if you don’t know what it is, Tahiti and Bora-Bora might ring a bell). A few years back i didn’t know what to do in my life. All i knew back then was that i wanted to leave my family which kinda gave up on me. So i simply took any opportunity that came to me so i could live on my own. I did many things, from being a nurse, serving in the army, studying Law at University (which i dropped in the final years for personal reasons) to being a teacher for a few years.
My last job as a teacher allowed me to realize what i really wanted to do, at least partially: Working in the Video game industry. There is actually little (if none) hope for that in French Polynesia, so i decided to leave for either France OR Canada. I then choosed the riskier choice : Canada. So i did whatever i takes to make my way to get there like working for 3 years to get enough money, make all the papers needed and etc.
Now here i am, studying in College Inter-DEC Montréal for 10 months now. I will graduate in less than 3 months. Yet i wasn’t sure what i wanted to become even though i have knowledge in modeling, texturing, animation, level/game design. Until i got the VFX course in the 2nd Session. Now my way is clear: Becoming a VFX artist.
Right now we are in the middle of our final project as a Team (we are 8) and i’m the one in charge of all the VFX.
I’m also working on my Demo Reel and my VFX teacher, a VFX Senior, is helping me a lot so i succeed.
Working in both UE4 and Unity(ShaderForge/Playmaker) and i think i have solid basic knowledge on how particle system works. Right now i am learning how to use Vector fields (with Vectoraygen). I’m still struggling with creating fire or Smoke from scratch though, which i think is crucial. I have a little of knowledge in FumeFX but i can’t practice outside school and it is only available on specific computers.
My teacher introduced me to this website which i think is incredibly helpful and i hope one day be at the level where i will be able to claim that I made it.
Sorry for the long post but i just didn’t know how to talk a little bit about me without writting that much.
TL;DR: I’m Steven Cheung, 25, French Polynesian aspiring to become a VFX artist.