About


Jonathan Berube is a Canadian Director and Creative Director based in Los Angeles, California. Born in the 80s, Jonathan grew up with the computer graphics revolution.

Learning video editing using two VHS players as early as the age of 9, Jonathan has been creating films and graphics ever since. Heavily influenced by James Cameron, Ridley Scott and Michael Bay, he has been obsessed with constructing dynamic moving images ever since seeing Terminator 2 & Jurassic Park.

After completing a degree in Computer Animation from Cyclone Art & Technologies, Jonathan further his studies of animated images at Sheridan College Toronto Canada, where he completed a degree in Classical Animation Filmmaking.

Over the last 20 years, Jonathan had the chance to collaborate alongside incredible teams such as Lightstorm Entertainment, Nike, Apple, Intuitive Surgical, NURO, 20th Century Fox, Disney and Blizzard Entertainment to name a few... 







Publications


2019 - Cinefex 163 - ALITA Battle Angel
2019 - ALITA Battle Angel, The Art & Making of the Movie
2019 - ALITA Battle Angel, Special Edition
2019 - Empire Magazine - ALITA Battle Angel
2019 - The Art of Starcraft
2016 - Warcraft, Behind the dark Portal
2015 - 3D World
2015 - The Art of Starcraft II, Legacy of the Void
2013 - The Art of Starcraft II, Hearth of the Swarm
2012 - The Art of Diablo III
2010 - The Art of Starcraft II, Wings of liberty
2009 - Gnomon Gallery
2009 - The Art of Cataclysm
2008 - The Art of Wrath of the Lich King
2007 - The Art of Burnign Crusade
2005 - Laguna Beach Museum of Art, World of Warcraft
2004 - The Art of World of Warcraft


Awards


Apple Home Pod, Best Production Design - ADG (Art Department)
Diablo III, Golden Trailer Award (Cinematic Team)
Diablo III, Award of Excellence - Gamer’s Temple (Blizzard Team)
Diablo III, Best Visual Effects - VES (Cinematic Team)
Starcraft II, Best International Computer Game, LARA (Blizzard Team)
Starcraft II, Game of the Year - IGN (Blizzard Team)
Starcraft II, Best Expension of 2013 - ZAM (Blizzard Team)
Starcraft II, Best Expension of of the year - 3GEM (Blizzard Team)
Starcraft II, Best Video Game of 2013 (Blizzard Team)
Starcraft II, Best BlockBuster Game - IGN (Blizzard Team)
Starcraft II, Best Online Experience - EDGE (Blizzard Team)
Burning Crusade, Best Visual Effects - VES (Cinematic Team)




Credits


2028 - AVATAR V - Senior VFX Consultant
2025 - AVATAR IV - Senior VFX Consultant
2023 - AVATAR III - Senior VFX Consultant
2020 - AVATAR II - Senior VFX Consultant
2019 - Unannouced - Director
2019 - ALITA Battle Angel - Senior VFX Consultant
2018 - Apple Home POD - Senior Design Consultant
2018 - NIKE Basketball - Senior Design Consultant
2017 - Victoria Secret - Senior Design Consultant
2017 - NURO - Director
2016 - Gustfront - Director
2015 - Warcraft - Feature Film Additional VFX Art Director
2015 - Stacrcraft II Legacy of the Void - Cinematic VFX Art Director
2014 - Diablo III, Reaper of Souls - Cinematic Department Leadership
2013 - Intuitive Surgical DaVinci Xi - Director & Producer
2013 - Stacrcraft II Heart of the Swarm - Cinematic VFX Art Director
2012 - World of Warcraft, Myst of Pandoria - Department Leadership
2012 - Diablo III - Cinematic Additional VFX Art Director
2011 - Heroes of the Storm - Cinematic Department Leadership
2010 - Starcraft II, Wings of Liberty - Cinematic Lighting Art Director 
2009 - World of Warcraft, Cataclysm - Cinematic Lighting Art Director
2008 - Diablo III - Cinematic Lighting Art Director  
2008 - World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King - Matte Painting Supervisor
2007 - World of Warcraft, Burning Crusade - Matte Painting Supervisor 
2004 - World of Warcraft - Cinematic Concept Artist & Matte Painter
2004 - Starcraft Ghost - Cinematic Concept Artist & Matte Painter
2002 - Spykids 2, Island of lost Dreams - Concept Artist & Matte Painter

Education


2018        Harvard Business School - Business Analytics
2018        Harvard Business School - Venture Deals
2013        Phase One - Certified techOp, Medium Format Digital Backs
2012        Nikon Academy - Architechtural Photography
2012        Nikon Academy - High Speed Synch Photography
2011        Nikon Academy - D4 Advanced Program
2011        Nikon Academy - Architechtural Photography
2010        Nikon Academy - D3 Advanced Program
2010        Nikon Academy - TTL Lighting Suite
2004        Sheridan College - Classical Animation Filmmaking Degree
2001        Cyclone Art & Technology - Computer Animation