FX Dojo was established in 2012 to promote Digital Art within the San Diego community.
Dedicated to sharing knowledge - Otto Lai began his professional career in New York as a modeler on MTV’s Celebrity Death Match and then as an animator on Nickelodeon’s Little Bill. Since moving to San Diego, he joined Legend 3D to work on Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, and as Head Compositing Trainer helped prepare over 200 artists for Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, Smurfs, Shrek 1,2,3 and other titles.
With over 8 years of teaching experience, Otto co-founded the Visual Effects and Compositing Program at Platt College in 2010. He is currently teaching at Platt, Art Institute San Diego, San Diego State University, and UCSD Extension.
Otto received his BFA in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and MA in Digital Imaging and Design from NYU Center for Advanced Digital Applications.