Andy has been working in the music and post-production industry for over 25 years, with clients including 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Disney, Discovery, National Geographic, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Universal Records and MTV. He is now Creative Director of his own production company Handy Productions Ltd, based in Auckland, New Zealand.
He is an Apple Certified Master trainer for Final Cut, Logic Studio and an Apple Certified Consultant in New Zealand, taking regular trips to the US, Australia and Europe to train Apple users.
Andy is also an Ambassador for Adobe video products in New Zealand, an Adobe CC Certified Instructor and Lead Instructor for Maxon’s Cinema 4D in Australia and New Zealand.
Peter Coombes has a background in yacht and boat design, which says much about his intuitive grasp of presentation and applied design.
Pete has recently joined Megabits as a Cinema 4D trainer after moving to Auckland from London last year. Skilled in enhancing presentations, he has quickly established himself as a valued member of our team.
The founder and director of architectural visualisation company Clear Ltd, Pete has had considerable experience of working in the architectural industry. That includes heading the visualisation department of one of the UK’s leading practices.
Since his childhood, when he keyed-in programs on a ZX Spectrum, Pete has been fascinated with the promise of computers and he has used them throughout his professional life. With years of experience using CAD and graphics programs, including Vectorworks and Cinema4D, his depth of understanding means he can generate solutions to the most challenging design problems.
Pete says his background in yacht design continues to influence his work as a designer. He’s been sailing since before he can remember, and raced, delivered and designed many boats in the early years of his working life.
Real-world experience informs his ability to determine what’s needed to communicate ideas to target audiences. As a designer himself, Pete appreciates the importance of work flow and the pressures that attend a current job.
Pete has completed courses in life drawing, photography and music and is studying for a maths degree through the UK’s Open University. He’s a keen runner and cyclist, and has cycled in North America, the South Island and the UK.
Always keen to embrace the new opportunities in his life, he says he’s very excited to be part of the Megabits team, providing training, support and advice to our valued Cinema 4D clients. In addition to training, Pete is also available as a contract visualiser to take Vectorworks graphics, to the 4th dimension, in Cinema 4D, for those clients who have yet to invest in this great tool.
As with all our trainers, he can be reached within a day and will undertake site visits, although he is more conveniently available on line.