My name is Thomas Mansencal and I can be found online on various forums under the pseudo Kel Solaar.

I’m a french Computer Graphics Artist, working in the field since 2003. I started as a Demomaker in 1997. Our group, Fool won the VIP 99 with the Changes demo. Since then, it has been a real passion eventually turning into a job. I can’t thank enough my grand father for giving me a computer when I was 8 years old and my family that supported me while I was spending so many hours each day in front of the screen.

I worked on various production types from VFX films, advertising, series to game cinematics.

I enjoy team work and helping people here and there while providing development support if needed.

I love practising Bodyboard although it is very hard to find time to practise these days.

I’m also the lead developer / maintainer of the open source Colour Science API for Python.