Scott Gillies, originally from Viking, Alberta, now lives in the Saanich district of Vancouver Island. After completing a science degree in Forestry from the UofA, Scott worked in the Forestry industry for six years taking him to Northern BC, Alberta, Northern Ontario and Missouri. This science background and appreciation for nature was a constant influence on Scott’s art. Scott was passionate about art from the earliest age and began sculpting soapstone at the age of 15 but it wasn’t until 2006 that Scott decided to study art at a higher level. Moving to Vancouver to study Animation Art & Design was a life changing experience that set him on his current path. The program was well rounded in the foundations of art and so Scott studied sculpture, design, drawing, and many other classes that have helped to enrich Scott’s art. After 18 months he completed the diploma and was approached by Nerd Corps Entertainment, a tv cartoon studio in Vancouver, to work as a professional character animator. Scott spent almost five years bringing characters to life and working his way up from a Junior Animator up to Animation Supervisor. During this period of time Scott continued to hone his skills of sculpture, illustration, filmmaking, painting and photography.
Scott now owns and operates an animation, illustration and video production company called Azara Effect Productions.
In 2010 Scott began to sculpt marble, granite, driftwood and even chicken wire. These different mediums each offer unique challenges and opportunities that Scott enjoys exploring. Scott continues to be inspired by the nature that surrounds him and abundance of natural beauty that Vancouver Island has to offer.
Recent Art Exhibitions
Art Workshops conducted by Scott Gillies:
Member of the Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild(2013 – present). Executive board member
Azara Effects Productions – Director (Sept. 2012 – present)
Working with client to bring their scripts to life with captivating live action and animated videos. Graphic design and illustration services.
Nerd Corps Entertainment – Animation Department (April 2008 – Sept. 2012)
Scott was interviewed at a community arts event in Quesnel BC and discusses 3D chalk art.
See the full interview and painting timelapse here.
Saanich chalks up interactive 3D art. Read the full article about my 3D art here.
An interview about my wood sculpture for the One Tree Exhibit at the Bateman Centre. See the interview here.
A mention in an article about Matt Patershuk.
"‘Turn the Radio Up’ is accompanied by an affecting video created by Scott Gillies of Azara Effect Productions. It’s a gorgeous animation with a smart narrative, taking us back in time through the lives of a middle-aged couple. Many of us will be able to associate with the sense of a family’s journey together. The sentimentality is pitched just right and the feelings evoked by the video linger long after its over."
Read the full article and see the animated video here.
A segment of animation by Scott Gillies on Nerd Corps Entertainment's League of Super Evil.
A collection of animation by Scott Gillies on Nerd Corps Entertainment's properties.