The VFX Festival, hosted by Escape Studios, is a celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics. For the last 7 years the annual festival hosted in London has attracted many attendees and high profile speakers from award-winning studios.
For the first time in its history the VFX Festival is being divided into a virtual series to support emerging talent from all over the world by allowing professionals to share their insights on award-winning productions and encourage collaboration among the international participants.
On Tuesday, 14th July at 11.00 - 12.00 (BST) Jellyfish Pictures’ CG Supervisor Manuel Reyes will take attendees on the company’s journey in creating DreamWorks Animation’s Holiday Special How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming.
This talk will delve into the evolution of Jellyfish Pictures’ pipeline and how it became fit for a Hollywood Feature Animation. Discovering how expectations changed for our artists, Manuel will go through the CFX, complex hair systems, lighting and compositing on the project.
About Manuel Reyes
Manuel is an experienced CG supervisor with a career spanning over 15 years. With both a technical and artistic background, Manuel has a second to non-knowledge of the production pipeline. Manuel joined Jellyfish Pictures in 2016 as CG Supervisor on CBeebies animated pre-school show Bitz & Bob. His most recent credit includes DreamWorks Animation Holiday Special How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming and is now working as CG Supervisor on the DreamWorks Animation feature film currently in production at Jellyfish Pictures. Starting his career as a 3D artist working specifically on commercials, Manuel progressed to work as a lead 3D generalist on Hiroku: Defenders of Gaia, a fully CG 90-minute feature film, which went on to be nominated for the Spanish Film Academy Goya Awards. Shortly after this Manuel began work as CG and On Set Supervisor for CBeebies animated preschool show, Messy Goes to Okido.