Kim Lee is a freelance animator/technical director based in New York City. A former senior animator at Curious Pictures, Kim has worked with many New York-based production houses, including Pitch Productions, Nick Digital, Spontaneous Combustion, and Shooting Gallery. He is also a freelance demo artist/trainer for discreet, and is recognized as one of the top trainers for 3ds max and combustion.
In his position as a leading discreet Training Specialist, he has trained artists and instructors in both Europe and North America at companies as diverse as IBM, Electronic Arts, and MTV. He co-authored 3D Studio 2.5 Effects Magic (New Riders) and teaches part-time at the Pratt Institute's Continuing Education program. One of his passions is creating independent 3D shorts such as "Pool Tools," produced with Boris Ustaev, which was the demo reel signature piece for discreet’s booth at SIGGRAPH '99. He also owns Worlds Away Productions, a small boutique production company focused on broadcast and 3D Web content.