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Justin Tan

Justin Tan is a character animator hailing from Melbourne, Australia. He recently graduated from the digital character animation course at Vancouver Film School, and worked there as a teaching assistant.  He enjoys comic books, live bands, toilet humour, bad puns, occasionally writing about himself in the third person and contemplating what wonders the future holds.

SIGGRAPH 2014 offers inside look behind the scenes of of summer's blockbuster films

Vancouver's large digital arts community gathered for the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) conference, an annual trade show that will run...

Tarts Bakery brings tasty comfort food in a small package

When I think about tarts, it conjures images of sweet morsels of delectable pastry goodness, forked over good conversation and washed down with a hot cup of tea. Tarts Bakery near Broadway and...

Assassin's Creed 3: The good, the bad and the glitchy

Assassin's Creed 3: The good, the bad and the glitchy. Is Ubisoft substituting flair over substance?

X-Com-Enemy Unknown has old-school appeal: review

Old school gameplay gets a shiny new skin. Does it still hold its charm?

Borderlands 2: blissful pandemonium

Borderlands 2 - more mutants, more guns, but is it any more fun?

Guild Wars 2 review

Gamers are touting Guild Wars 2 to be the game of the year. It's high fantasy at its best, reviewers say.

Vancouver – the place to be for 3D animation

Last month, Vancouver was host to the SIGGRAPH confrence, the world's largest 3D animation and technology conference. As big and successful as SIGGRAPH Vancouver was, it will always be...

Greg Berridge "proud" of local 3D talent at upcoming SIGGRAPH animation conference

The office door closes as outside, and the rumbling hubbub of Vancouver Film School students quiets down to a murmur.  As the door locks with a 'click', Greg Berridge, Senior...

Local 3D artists eagerly await SIGGRAPH, the world's largest animation conference

The SIGGRAPH trade show in Vancouver is considered by many to be an essential pilgrimage for anyone with even a passing interest in 3D technology and animation. It offers a glimpse into the minds...

Footo Croissant review

Ah, the humble croissant. The mere mention of this buttery treat often gets peoples' mouths salivating in anticipation, conjuring up images of leisurely afternoons in a Parisian cafe. Sadly,...