Tefft Smith II, is a previs, postvis, animation, vfx supervisor working mostly in films, television and commercials. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he majored in animation and received a double minor in design and photography. Upon graduation, Tefft founded, 4021 Entertainment (formely ADORe Production inc.). where he created visual identities, advertisements for companies throughout the United States. Tefft returned in 1999 to continue his education at Gnomon in Los Angeles, where he developed his computer animation skills and received his certification from the program. In 2000, Tefft started working in the production field. His work experience includes working for various studios including Halon Entertainment, A52, Look Effects Inc., Zoic Studios, Gradient Effects LLC., and Star Dust.. Tefft has several credits to his name, including: Midway, Orville: Season 2, The OA, Goosebump; Slappy's Halloween, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, A dogs Way Home, the OA: Season 2, KONG: Skull Island, and Tomorrowland . As a producer, he has released Carolina Parakeet and The Smiling Man both with Multiple Festival Awards, and as a director, Tefft created bumpers of the 50 greatest VFX Films and a Tribute to Steven Spielberg for the Visual Effects Society. Over the years he has taught at USC and at Gnomon, where he returned to as the Director of Education in 2008. While at Gnomon he formed Gnomon Studios with Alex Alveraz and Darrin Krumweide in which students had the opportunity to work on real productions under their supervision. Currently he is working with Pixomondo on several projects while continuing to educate students at Gnomon. Tefft brings a unique vision to his life and is always growing as an artist and a professional.
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