Hamish Beachman

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation 3D Artist
Location Wellington, New Zealand
Introduction Little bit about myself.In a previous life I was a chef. I was lucky to work with great people and learnt how to cook.I however it was my not great love, and after many years in hot kitchens it was time to change. I went to animation school at Media Design School in Auckland in 2001 worked hard and managed to graduate with Distinction and an industry award for Modeling. I was then lucky enough to be picked from an international search to be the intern for the Art Department at National Geographic Magazine in Washington D.C. I was working with the art directors. It was a fantastic time. I then taught 3D for awhile until I was hired at Binary Star, a start up game development studio as Lead 3D. This was a great year and with a top team we won Best Startup Studio and Best unsigned game at the Austrailan GDC. After this I was drawn into the world of TVCs. I went to Yukfoo in Auckland as Lead 3D and am lucky to work with a great and talented bunch of people. After this I went to Weta Digital as a Assistant Technical Director in the shots department working on Avatar. This was amazing, and culminated in running 3 shots for Avatar as Lighting TD.
Interests Movies, 3D, Art, comics, games, history, natural history.
Favorite Movies Goodfellas, Sweet Smell of success, The Third Man, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Jaws, Blue Velvet, City of God, Wages of Fear, Underground, Raging Bull, Halloween, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, Othello-Orson Welles version, Psycho, Touch of Evil, Out of the Past, The Searchers, Star Wars-Empire Strikes Back, The Good The bad and the Ugly, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Citizen Kane, Pulp Fiction, Heat, Aliens, The Wild Bunch, All About Eve, Double Indemnity, Gone with the Wind, Sunset Boulevard, Kinpin, The Blair Witch Project
Favorite Music The Strokes, The Killers, Nick Cave and Bad Seeds, Rolling Stones, Iggy and the Stooges