Adam Folse

3D Animation & VFX Instructor

AIE Teacher | Adam FolseAdam is a visual effects compositor and 3D animator with a strong passion for game development. He has worked on many big movie titles including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Men in Black 3, Looper, and The Conjuring.

A New Orleans Native, Adam has been brought up in the arts his entire life. He attended NOCCA throughout high school and went on to get his BFA in 3D animation at the University of Lafayette. He has a strong foundation in the traditional arts and uses his training in his daily lectures.

Adam also is the lead animator and co-owner of Wisp Entertainment, an independent game studio based in Lafayette Louisiana. His team is currently in production of their first major title “Attack On Kitten.”

Adam loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with anyone willing to learn. He believes that with enough practice and attention to detail anyone can learn proper 3D animation and visual effects techniques.

Donald Gremillion II

Art and Animation Instructor

AIE Teacher | Donald Gremillion IIDonald Gremillion II is a CG Artist who has over 8 years of professional experience in his field. He has worked on several interactive virtual reality applications, mobile games, music videos, industrial animations, and feature films, including Secretariat and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Donald was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. Upon graduating with his BFA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2009, Donald has strived to continue improving his artistic skills and knowledge throughout his personal and professional life.

Donald hopes to continue to improve his own skills, as well as help others with their own creative endeavors.

Van Phelan

Programming Instructor

AIE Teacher | Van PhelanVan Phelan is a programmer and game designer who has been exploring game development their whole life. Originating in New Orleans, Van went on to attend and graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, receiving a BS in Computer Science with a concentration in Game Design and Development.

After graduating, Van co-founded independent game studio Wisp Entertainment, where they are the lead programmer and designer for The Legend of Excalipurr. Van is passionate about game development and looks to inspire others by sharing that passion

Sean Adams

Game Art & Animation Instructor

Sean Adams | Game Art & Animation Teacher | AIESean is a 2D/3D animator with 6+ years working as a freelance artist in multiple mediums. He has worked on projects such as “Do U Want it? A Papa Grows Funk Documentary”, as well as with local creators and businesses.

Sean has lived in Louisiana all his life, getting his BFA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018. After school, he worked on applying his passion for art to learn new skills and find where his efforts can be useful. Since then, Sean has worked towards developing his talents in game design and 3D art development in hopes to teach new techniques to students starting their creative journey.

Lodis Perkins

Game Programing Instructor

Lodis Perkins Game Programming Instructor | AIE LafayetteLodis Perkins is a programmer with a passion for game design and development. He was the lead programmer and designer for the "Assault on Temporia," and the AI programmer for "First Frost."

After growing up in New Orleans, Lodis graduated from the Academy of Interactive Entertainment with an Associate of Occupational Studies in Game Programming. While at AIE he was a Teacher's Assistance with first year students and knew his passion was not just in game development, but in helping others grow their own skills to become programmers by teaching.

Lodis is always working on improving his skills and is excited to see his AIE students flourish in their own respects.