Jason van Gumster

Special guest

Jason van Gumster is an open source creative. Very nearly everything that he produces—stories, animation, designs, videos, podcasts—they’re all made using Free and open source tools, from applications all the way down to his choice of operating system. He’s run a small animation studio, written Blender For Dummies (now in its 4th edition), co-authored GIMP Bible, and helped “fight bad guys with art” by designing anti-counterfeit technology for currency. Most recently, he’s been helping studios and toolmakers integrate Blender into larger production pipelines as the lead of CG Cookie’s consulting firm, Orange Turbine.

He does all of this while living and traveling full-time in a motorhome with his wife, two kids, and 90-lbs dog.

Jason van Gumster has been a guest on 1 episode.