Andrew Lowell’s career in the arts started in music recording/mixing and also branched into video editing, compositing, and 3D FX; Eventually breaking into the VFX industry in Los Angeles. Thereafter his career has spanned several countries, and major studios such as Rhythm and Hues, CIS Vancouver, Animal Logic, and Digital Domain. Movie credits/studios include Mummy 3, Aliens in the Attic, Invictus, Thor, Sucker Punch, Transformers 3, Jack the Giant Slayer, Ender’s Game. Andrew’s professional growth in the field was fueled by keeping his skill set diverse; continually taking on the most challenging projects and innovative shotwork.
For Andrew, production and education complement each other. He’s been training students and professionals in 3D graphics for 14 years. Accomplishments include teaching generalist courses in Los Angeles | One of the first Autodesk certified trainers | A book on Houdini’s Music and Motion capabilities / Lectures to processionals at the LA Sidefx office | International Houdini FX training in Mumbai, Guadalajara, Denmark, Holland, Serbia, LA, Sydney, Warsaw, Moscow, Montreal, Vancouver | Several online FX courses for FXPHD | Dedicated Houdini FX classes in Vancouver.
Andrew constantly pushes Houdini’s music and sound processing/synthesis abilities. Also Houdini’s music visualization capabilities. Personal work involves procedurally generated music composition and two way musical interaction with graphics and fluid simulation.