Reviews of my screenplays:
“a fun and exciting script. The action is constant…The adventure elements of the story are well drawn, visual, and move the story… story is easy to follow. The writer does a great job of following the beats of the story. There are clear goals for each scene” – Review by BlueCat Screenplay Competition & Short Film Festival of one of my action spy scripts.
“interesting and engaging…genuinely creepy” – Austin Film Festival review of one of my horror TV scripts.
“an interesting premise…exciting…creepy…well-constructed” – BlueCat review of my horror TV script.
Reviews of one of my children’s stories (in audio book format):
“Our kids are obsessed! Love the theatrics!” – Fariha Nadir
“omg its amazing! i love it!” – Libby E., age 9.
“It is so exciting, something new happening every moment, it keeps you transfixed and waiting to see what is going to happen next.
Clear reading and excellent sound effects are provided to make this story so exciting.
I personally feel this is a wonderful story in particular for the Halloween time, but can be enjoyed right throughout the year.
I highly recommend this book and am sure you will enjoy the exciting journey it takes you on. Being an audio book it inspires imagination and creativity.
I am sure you will enjoy this.” – Amethyst Diane Lonigro, loving grandmother from Australia.
“reminds me of the ancient myths and legends that pass from generation to generation…
the story is intriguing, it leds you into a dark fairy-tale full of magical elements, the descriptive and entertaining essence puts you right into the story.”
– Roberto Santamaria, Mexico.
Some (of the many) reviews of my Marvelous Designer training:
“CG Elves contains some of the best training I’ve seen. Short, straight forward tutorials that focus on tasks we need to master as artists.
It doesn’t get much better than this training for Marvelous Designer.” – Ryan Kingslien, first product manager of ZBrush, founder of ZBrushWorkshops and UArtsy, Certified ZBrush Instructor.
“Mastering Marvelous Designer is an excellent course… extremely useful to anybody who wants to achieve realistic looking clothing and garments.” – Alessandro Baldasseroni, Character Artist – Riot Games
“CG Elves has the most extensive tutorials on Marvelous Designer that I`ve ever seen! The quality of the courses are amazing.” – Glauco Longhi, Character Artist at Naughty Dog.
With 10, Camille started her own successful business and excelled at door-to-door sales.When she was 12, she won her first children’s story writing contest on WritersCafe and was published in all the major online publications including Associated Content (a Yahoo News content partner) as well as dozens of article sites, wiki & howto sites, educational websites, and large, authority websites. Examiner even offered her a staff writing job (but was too young to accept it).Her mother trained her from age 12 on SEO, web development, online marketing, and advertising. Within the year, Camille quickly learned to dominate the 1st page of Google (sometimes within a day) even in highly competitive niches.Before turning 13, Camille received the title of Elite Facebook Application Developer for a virtual gifting app she made, founded the first largest cat lovers group on Facebook, and taught English at a Dominican School.That year, Camille created the first, in-depth course on how to create virtual gifting apps on FB and business pages (at that time many big brands didn’t have an FB fanpage yet).
With 15, Camille became a Wikipedia editor (she contributed to 20 science articles), and wrote over 120 SEO articles and blog posts for the largest Canadian Gourmet food importer. She also wrote educational content for a large science for kids website, created activity sheets for kids, and supervised and edited 100’s of articles other writers wrote.For a year she self-taught herself visual effects (After Effects, Red Giant plugins, Particle effects, Chroma Keying etc), video editing, 2D animation, Photoshop advanced photo-manipulations, 3D rendering, music production, sound editing and sound design.
With 16, Camille created music with virtual instruments and founded the indie record label Music Elf. (You can listen to her music here.)That year, she also recorded & produced a professional audiobook from one of her children’s stories. By the time Camille was 17, she had gained hands-on experience hiring and managing her own employees including supervising them, task management, time management, creating training materials for them etc.
Camille created the first and highly acclaimed online training program for Marvelous Designer 3D dynamic cloth simulation software (back when no tutorials existed and hardly anyone had heard of the software). CG Elves’s clients include some of the biggest game & film studios as well as many top artists worldwide. Over 30,000 artists have learned MD through her courses.Thanks to Camille’s work spreading awareness about the Marvelous Designer software, it quickly transformed from being unknown and having very few users into of the mainstream tools professionals working in the 3D/VFX industry need to learn and use for their work.During that year, she also ran Facebook ad campaigns for her business and helped design high-converting ad creative and sales letters.Camille loves giving advice, helping people, consulting businesses, and coming up with creative marketing ideas.
In recent years, she has consulted CEOs of some of the biggest CG software companies, as well as startup founders & entrepreneurs, VFX producers, and VFX/architecture company owners, and various professionals on how to improve their products and develop better marketing strategies.
Using strong logic and self-taught skills, Camille created large-scale automation systems and networks of massive, complex smart bots which could achieve within a day on 1 thread the same results as 10 employees working full-time for an entire month.She loves overcoming challenges, breaking limits, and finding creative ways to achieve the desired end result. Already as a beginner (and without any coding knowledge), Camille easily created bots within a few days which highly-respected, senior developers (and even the software company founders) said were impossible to make.The harder a task is the more fun it is to accomplish it!
Once, in order to create a certain bot, Camille had to read through endless pages of complex, advanced coding instructions – which were all written in Russian.
For years, no one else had managed to create that bot. When she failed to find a coder whom she could hire even at a high price, she set out to built it herself.
After using Google Translator and struggling with the code (and the Russian error logs which couldn’t be translated) for 3 days, Camille completed building the bot – which she gave for free to the community. It became the most downloaded and beloved bot in the entire forum. The software developers even studied her code and integrated it into their software in their next update.In 2018, after building extremely complex Facebook Messenger chat bots with interactive flows and smart tracking, she was approached by ManyChat’s product development lead to consult them on development of various features include flexible, smart funnels, advanced analytics, postbacks, and conversion/sales tracking.
Genres I Write in
- Fantasy, Sci Fi
- Action, Adventure
Writing Awards Won
The Timeless Treasures Best
Children’s Story Award
Agatha Edwards Award for the
Best Children’s Story 2016
InkStain Poetry Contest Silver Award
The CatClub Book Award 2016
Writer’s Cafe Best Children’s Story
3D World (Issue 205)
The Tishman Review
Birmingham Arts Journal
Four Ties Lit Review (Issue 5 Volume 1)
WordsWell Literary Magazine
Hermeneutic Chaos Magazine (Issue 16)
Crab Fat Magazine
Camille was also interviewed by CG Trader, and wrote a tutorial for 3D World magazine (Issue 205).
Her work has been featured by CG Press, SecondLife, Reallusion, WindLight Magazine, and published in 7 poetry/art magazines and literary journals.
In 2019, Camille served as a finals judge for the Rookies 2019 awards.
The Rookies is the largest contest in the VFX & 3D animation industry. Entrants include 500 schools (including top Universities) from 89 countries.
Camille loves dogs, drawing, sculpting, and watching VFX breakdowns. Her hobbies include horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, kitesurfing, and running with her beloved dogs.
Books for the Poor Dominican School
Camille taught English at age 13 at a poor Dominican school and has helped raise books for their shockingly empty school library. Read more about the cause and help by donating any used books you no longer need.