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EPISODE 48

Kristin Farrensteiner // 3D Generalist

HOW TO BECOME A GROOMER FOR DISNEY AND MARVEL

DISCUSSED DURING THE SHOW:

  • How something that you struggle with in the beginning could actually become the thing you specialize in later on. Keep learning, keep improving!
  • The lessons you learn from others in your industry when you post online – Art Station, Instagram, Facebook groups, online forums.
  • How chasing your dreams, along with the right work ethic really does get you to where you want to be.
  • Getting jobs in CG and working alongside big industry names, while you're still crafting your skillset.
  • The changes in the industry and the different programs/software, different types of companies use for grooming and the skills needed to be a great groomer and digital artist.
  • Kristin's first project in the industry – Captain Marvel from Avengers: Endgame and what that was like to work on.
  • How AI will change the industry – Kirsten predicts some industry trends.
  • We keep telling you this, but Kirstin also stresses the importance of building your network on social media.
  • What it's like to be a masterclass instructor for CGMA and publish grooming tutorial.
Art Heroes Podcast ep.48:
Kristin Farrensteiner // 3D Generalist
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Who is it
Kristin Farrensteiner is a professional 3D generalist with over seven years of experience working in the CG entertainment industry. She is best known for building and simulating digital hair and fur for Marvel and Disney movies, including Avengers: Endgame, Cursed, Wonder Woman 1984, and Ron's Gone Wrong.

Why should you listen
Listen and discover what it's like to be a "digital hairdresser". As a grooming artist Kristin is responsible for building anything and everything relating to hair. It could be a digital double, creature groom or cartoon character. Even environments or costumes can have grooms. Her clients are big boys like Disney, Marvel and Netflix. Dreams of working for the movies and on films like Avengers got Kirstin, who used to be a journalist, to where she is today.
About Kristin Farrensteiner
Kristin Farrensteiner is a professional 3D generalist with over seven years of experience working in the CG entertainment industry. She is best known for building and simulating digital hair and fur for Marvel and Disney movies, including Avengers: Endgame, Cursed, Wonder Woman 1984, and Ron's Gone Wrong.

She also acts as masterclass instructor at CGMA and recently published a creature grooming tutorial on the Gnomon Workshop for grooming techniques in Houdini.

Listen and discover what it's like to be a "digital hairdresser". As a grooming artist Kristin is responsible for building anything and everything relating to hair. It could be a digital double, creature groom or cartoon character. Even environments or costumes can have grooms. Her clients are big boys like Disney, Marvel and Netflix. Dreams of working for the movies and on films like Avengers got Kirstin, who used to be a journalist, to where she is today.
"I think the first step you have to do when you are a junior is to put your work out there to kind of build a portfolio, get known for your work."
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"the most important tool of the industry right now is Houdini."
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