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About Me

 

Keith Guerrette is an award-winning Visual Effects Artist best known for breaking new grounds in narrative-driven video games.  As a leader across the entertainment, VR, and educational industries, his influence is well recognized in the visually stunning and critically-acclaimed Uncharted series and The Last of Us franchise.  For these projects, Keith and the VFX team at Naughty Dog received numerous industry accolades (inc. BAFTA and DICE) for developing new cinematic and immersive graphic technologies from the ground up, as well as playing a key role for the ‘Game of The Year’ studio honors for each title.  In 2012, ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves’ was inducted in the Smithsonian American Art Museum for its role in the development of the real-time interactive art medium.  Over the past years, Keith has keynoted and presented at leading industry conferences to share and inspire more education for visual effects growth in the interactive entertainment field.  Most recently, Keith was profiled on the 2014 Annual Forbes “30 Under 30” list, highlighting some of the most talented young professionals in the industry today, and in 2016, Keith was inducted into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame.

 


Honors & Awards

 

Hall of Fame Inductee, Full Sail University, 2016
Master’s Class Instructor, “The Power of Shader Driven FX.” Montreal International Games Summit, 2015
Forbes 30 Under 30 Inductee, Games Category. Forbes Magazine, 2014
Conference Speaker, “Moving the Heavens.” Game Developers Conference, 2014
Master’s Class Instructor, “Advanced Material Techniques.” Game Connection Shanghai, 2013
Master’s Class Instructor, “The Illusion Of Motion.” Game Connection Paris, 2013
Keynote Speaker, “The Journey of Uncharted.” DigiWorld Summit, 2012
Conference Speaker, “The Tricks Up Our Sleeves.” Game Developers Conference, 2012
Computer Arts Advisory Board Member, Full Sail University, 2009 – Present
Valedictorian Award, Entertainment Business.  Full Sail University, 2005
Salutatorian Award, Computer Animation.  Full Sail University, 2004

The Last of Us, 2013
Sales: ~6 m World Wide.  43 10 out of 10 Critic Reviews. 249 Game of the Year Awards.  Numerous Best Graphics/Visuals Awards.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, 2011
Sales: ~8 m World Wide. 24 10 out of 10 Critic Reviews.  17 Game of the Year Awards. Numerous Best Graphics/Visuals  Awards.   Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, 2009
Sales:  ~7 m World Wide39 10 out of 10 Critic Reviews.  111 Game of the Year Awards.  Numerous Best Graphics/Visuals Awards.  Best Technology Award– International Game Developers Association.  Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering, Art Direction, & Gameplay Engineering – Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences


Shipped Games

 

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