Mark Christiansen is the author of After Effects Studio Techniques, the definitive book about creating visual effects with the world's most popular compositing application. He has supervised visual effects for feature films such as All About Evil, and he has created visual effects, animations, and designs for Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Day After Tomorrow, Spy Kids 3-D, and more. Mark's clients include Sony, Adobe, Cisco, Sun, Cadence, Seagate, Intel, and Medtronic, and his broadcast motion graphics work has appeared on HBO and the History Channel. Mark's roles have included production, direction, design, and on-set and post-production supervision. His career began at LucasArts.
Mark is a founding author at ProVideo Coalition and an instructor at fxphd and the Academy of Art University, as well as a guest host on podcasts including "The VFX Show." He is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.