co-authored the best-selling
book "Mastering Maya",
published in January, 2000
did VFX for Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, and is currently working on the VFX for a feature film called 'Chicago Rot'.
He is also a regular beta tester for many software applicatonis in the areas of 2D and 3D animation, compositing and simulations.
He speaks regularly on the subjects of animation and visual effects across the country.
For the past 3 years he has been an Associate Professor in Residence in the
Digital Media & Design Department at the University of Connecticut.
Perry graduated in 1990 from Emerson College with a B.A. in Film and Television. He has over 24 years experience in film, television and games. He has worked as a camera operator, director and as an online editor.
His early work was as an online editor for music videos, industrial films and commercials.
Perry's first big break however, came in the early 1990's when legendary producer Roger Corman hired him and his company to create the first digital VFX for any of his films. And while Corman was famous for not paying much, he instead gave Perry something far more valuable.
Perry is a member of the Visual Effects Society.
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global professional honorary society and the entertainment
From 2007 - 2011 Perry lived in Illinois and founded the Visual Effects and Animation department at Flashpoint Academy in downtown Chicago. A two year school concentrating on Film, Game Dev, Recording Arts and VFX/Animation.
It later was renamed Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy after a 50% ownership purchase by Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Enterprises.
He said: "I don't care what it looks like, just make it look cool." And with that, he was off and running. Perry's company went on to create VFX for two more Corman films, and then started working as a
VFX Supervisor for features for Universal, Trimark, Capital Arts and on numerous television projects, thereby completing his graduation from the "Roger Corman Film School".
Since then, he has created visual effects on many features, directed 2 half-hour animated children's shows,
Perry is a member of ProductionBeast.
Click to see Perry's
profile and see his connections.
industry's only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers. VES’ almost 3,000 members in 33 countries worldwide contribute to all areas of entertainment – film, television, commercials, animation, music videos, games and new media. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the VES has member Sections in Australia, Bay Area (CA), London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Zealand, Toronto and Vancouver.
Perry is also on Twitter.
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created the front and back cover artwork for Tyra Banks' debut novel 'Modelland',