Brock Stearn grew up and resided in York, Pennsylvania until he left to attend Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. Brock was in the 9% of applicants to be accepted to their prestigious top ranked Computer Animation program. After receiving several awards while at Ringling, including being on the President’s list, Brock graduated and received his B.F.A. in Computer Animation.
Following Ringling, Brock was offered a “free ride” through a Graduate Assistant program to obtain his M.F.A. from the historical and esteemed Advanced Computer Center of Arts and Design (ACCAD) department at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His published thesis on High Dynamic Range Imagery and Image Based Illumination was well received and laid the path for his professional career. Following his graduation from Ohio State, Brock moved to Los Angeles and began working on films and commercials for many of the top studios in the industry. Several films featuring his work have received awards, including Academy Awards, but he always has the drive to make his next project look better then all of the previous ones!
Today, Brock uses his extensive technical and creative skills as a a Digital Futurist for WET. A large part of his job is researching and developing new ways that WET can wow their clients with amazing technology both today and in the future. In addition, he advises the animation team to help them discover new skills and techniques.