About me

Hi! I’m CT “Charlie” O’Connor. Born and raised in small-town New Hampshire, I became interested in CG as a young teen and decided at 15 to become a VFX artist.

In 2019, I enrolled at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia. In November 2023, I will be graduating with my BFA in Visual Effects.

As an artist, I’ve gone through many areas of interest in VFX. I have experience with Maya, Houdini, Substance Painter, and Nuke. I hard-surface model, texture, can use a procedural workflow, and simulate. I am looking for an entry-level position in a Generalist role.

Interested in working with me?

All the important things are up there! But as an upside, you’ve scrolled far enough to see my Fish of the Week.

Our fish of the week for this week is the arowana.

The arowana is another large fish, reaching about 48 inches (1.2 meters) in length. They weigh up to 15 pounds, which struck me as fairly light for a fish of four feet, but they’re very skinny and bony. They are vaguely eel-like.

Arowanas are carnivorous and will eat basically anything they can get their big, sad-looking mouth on. Smaller fish, insects, birds, bats, snakes — they’re not picky eaters. And don’t think you’re safe because you’re out of the water. The arowana will leap two meters up to snatch an unlucky bird off the branch of a nearby tree. Don’t trust an arowana’s sad little face, they’re just trying to manipulate you so they can get their numerous teeth (on the roof of their mouth and their tongue) into you.

You can find arowanas in freshwater rivers around Asia, Australia, and South America. Probably not in the US, because they’re endangered and the government banned any sale or transport of the Asian Arowana in 1975.