Explore the projects I have been working on
Denis Villeneuve - With Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa
Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effect
BAFTA nominee for Best Visual Effect
Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve - With Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Mark Arnold
Feature adaptation of Philip Dick about Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Oscar - Best Visual Effect
BAFTA - Best Visual Effect
Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer - With Lou Llobell, Jared Harris, Lee Pace
A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.
A showreel is a video portfolio used by artists to share their work and apply for job. The video below is my showreel from 2019.
Prep the footage, extract greenscreen, clean impurities
Gather all computer generated imagery (CGI) from other departments
Merge them by layer of depth
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VFX COMPOSITING ?
A Visual Effect Compositor (or Digital Compositor) is the last artist of a long chain. His role is to gather all computer generated imagery (CGI ) from other departments and to compose them into the final footage, like the most advanced patchwork.
His skills are as much technical like green screen extraction, tracking or retiming elements as artistic with a great knowledge of light, color and composition. Such artist is able to modify any element (photography, video, painting...) and integrate them in a picture with harmony and precision to create a believable and photographic picture.
On a photographic level, a VFX compositor must observe and analyze the world to be able to transcribe it on a realistic level. He must understand how the light in the physical world is reacting and affecting materials (wood, metal, skin...). A lot of physics interact such as reflection, refraction, transparency or subsurface scattering.
• Why is the sky blue ? What exact blue depicts the dawn, noon or evening ?
• Does the light react the same on wood, metal and flesh ?
Finally the artist reproduces the artefacts and impurities from the camera such as :
• grain • bloom • lens distortion • lens flare
• dust and finger prints on the camera.
The camera deforms the picture and the spectator has unconsciously integrated these transformations as "this is how a movie looks like", the VFX compositor has to replicate them.
The video below from Roy Peker brilliantly shows the different aspects of the art of compositing
Led by passion, I grew up with only one idea : to reach the best companies around the world and work on the most prestigious shows.
The story begins in France, a 12 years old boy tries a VFX software for the first time. Trying to mimic the legendary effects from Stars Wars, he fell in love with the VFX universe and created his own stories sprinkled with light saber fights. Then he used this medium during art classes at school, the teacher, impressed and amused is the first one to encourage him on this road. Few years go by and the passion grow, I am 17 when I join the school ESMA (Montpellier). After studying animation and CGI for 4 years, I traveled to Paris, Bruxelles and Montréal to work for some of the leading companies in the industry.
Blade Runner 2049
A List of Companies I’ve Worked For