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Office tale of David Brodeur, 3D Designer, Animator and Professor

Office tale of David Brodeur, 3D Designer, Animator and Professor

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

David Brodeur, 3D Designer, Animator and Professor.

Your current job :

Freelance 3d Animator and Educator

In which city are you located? 

Saint Petersburg, Florida

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

Passionate and Obsessed with 3D

What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

Maxon Cinema 4D and Otoy Octane Renderer

What does your office space look like? 

It is pretty clean except when it is not. I am using a standing desk now because i was sore from sitting all day. Waiting to fill the walls with artwork.

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 

My music selections are all over the place. It is solely driven by my mood. Some days Hiphop some days Classic Rock some days 50’s Doo Wop and Frank Sinatra… Like I said all over the place.

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ? 

Maximizing my work usually means a lack of sleep. I try my best to stay on a schedule everyday. I put together a schedule of when different projects need to be done that way I can take a break from the computer. 

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

Best thing for me to do is separate myself from emails and iphone. They are big distractions for me and I can easily waste hours on them. I really just try to increase my productivity. I am now using GPU rendering because how much faster it is for me to visualize and see what I am building in 3D.

You’re better than your colleagues to : 

Never stop creating

What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 

There are no shortcuts to success. You need to put in the hours to master your skill.

What is your best tip for saving time ? 

Set deadlines for yourself and hit them.

What is your routine start and end of the day ? 

My day usually starts by teaching my animation class or working on a client project. My day ends by creating a personal piece of art everyday.

Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without? 

My Wacom tablet, I don’t want to work with out it.