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

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Who are you : 

David Brodeur, 3D Designer, Animator and Professor.

Your current job :

Freelance 3d Animator and Educator

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In which city are you located? 

Saint Petersburg, Florida

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A word to define what kind of worker you are : 

Passionate and Obsessed with 3D

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

Maxon Cinema 4D and Otoy Octane Renderer

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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