Biography for Oleg Alexander
Lead Technical Artist
Image Metrics

Oleg Alexander's background is in the Fine Arts and Filmmaking. He received his MFA in Computer Arts from Florida Atlantic University. He is the co-author of The Art of Rigging series of books. He is currently the Lead Technical Artist at Image Metrics, where he's worked on dozens of game and film projects for clients like The Mill and Digital Domain. In 2008, Oleg directed and rigged The Emily Project, a high-end facial animation demo from Image Metrics. Emily generated over 500,000 hits on YouTube in the first week of its release and is considered a major leap forward for realistic facial animation. For fun, Oleg enjoys watching movies, reading non-fiction, and spending time with his wife, Gretta.