Mark Krentz was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He completed High School in Winnipeg and continued on to Red River College where he entered and completed a two year course in Architectural Drafting. Throughout his childhood he was inspired by the art and illustrations his brother David introduced to him. In 1994, he was admitted to the Set Design program at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. He minored in Animation and graduated with a BFA in 1997.
In 2002 Mark was hired as a Junior Modeler by Sony Pictures Imageworks where he was introduced to Visual Effects while working on Robert Zemeckis’ film “The Polar Express”. While being employed by Sony, Mark became Model Lead for “Monster House” and then became Model Supervisor for the feature film “Beowulf”. During his years at Sony, Mark helped Sony’s Development Department test their latest and much acclaimed proprietary Assembly Component System. Mark attended Modeling Town Councils to improve modeling tools as well as cross training in lighting and compositing. He left Sony Pictures in late August 2013
Since then, he relocated to Toronto Canada in July of 2016 working at a senior VFX Artist for Star Trek Discovery and more recently joined SpinVFX as a CG Supervisor.
Mark’s dedication to Animation and Visual Effects keeps him current with the latest software. He is flexible and can perform in any technical and artistic work environment because of his ongoing commitment to honing his skills for his craft.