Melissa brings 14 years of industry experience to Pluralsight. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada, she first became interested in multimedia in high school. After studying graphic design and new media in college, Melissa briefly worked in motion graphics at a local television station. This led to her first visual effects job at Frantic Films (Prime Focus). She has since worked in feature film for both traditional and stereoscopic films. Melissa finds a passion for teaching and mentoring and has taught at various studios in LA, San Francisco, Vancouver and most recently in Mumbai. She’s also been a compositing instructor and industry mentor at The Art Institute of Vancouver and currently instructs at Vancouver Film School. While working as a senior compositor and visual effects instructor, Melissa has contributed to films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Junglebook, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 and Pan just to name a few.