Biography for John Courte
Art Director
Side Effects

John Courte is currently art-directing demo projects at Side Effects Software in Santa Monica. He has visual effects credits stretching all the way back to The Fifth Element, and he has used Houdini since version 1. John joined Side Effects Software in 2009 after completing Terminator: Salvation at Asylum Visual Effects. John has maintained a constant interest and a close eye on realtime and runtime visual art and his current focus is an exploration of procedural technology in game production.