I was the compositing supervisor on a great job for Channel 4, the UK channel known for it’s idents. A lot of CG airplanes were integrated into a scenery with some real ones. Guess which is which 😉
Elton John stars as the hard-to-entertain king in this Super Bowl 2012 commercial for Pepsi. We created the castle at Method Studios NY.
Director: Noam Murro
Editor: Haines Hall
VFX supervisor: Ben Walsh
DFX supervisor: Doug Luka
VFX producers: Krystina Wilson and Sascha Flick
VFX coordinator: Anastasia Von Rahl
Lead Flame compositor: Jay Hawkins
Compositing Supervisor: Aleksandar Djordjevic
Matte Painter: Nick Hiatt
Europa report is widely regarded as one of the most successful indy hardcore sci-fi movies released in recent years. The budget restrictions and VFX challenges my team faced on this project were literally out of this world, but we managed to deliver a great product. I was the compositing supervisor for Method Studios’s team, and we did all the zero gravity shots in the interior of the ship.
The go-to portal of the Nuke artists world-wide has published my article on compositing practices.
A while back I made this Nuke tutorial that still gets a lot of views on YouTube. It’s about a not-so-often used functionality of the software.
“I’m Here”, the Spike Jonze short, done under the wing of Absolut Vodka brand, features prominently in my showreel as one of the pieces I am personally most proud of. The relationship with the director was as complex as the characters Method has created for the movie between the West and East coast studios. An emotionally charged movie, tearjerker with many captivating moments, go forth and watch it ASAP, if you missed it before.
Charlie Kaufman has imagined that the stage is virtually a world. A gigantic, hangar-world, created in the mind of the protagonist, the late legend of acting Phillip Seymoor Hoffman. So, the Brainstorm Digital team had no small task to figure out how to make this dream come through.
However, in the end, when it was done, it might’ve been the first time I could personally step back, look at my work, and say that I’ve achieved something special. The team picked up a number of awards, understandbly – mostly for environments.