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EPISODE 34

Ran Manolov // WWFX UK

HOW TO FREELANCE AND WORK FULL-TIME AS A 3D ARTIST

DISCUSSED DURING THE SHOW:

  • The difference between working for big production houses vs small.
  • The experience of working with so many different creative teams and big industry names.
  • The realities of the worldwide VFX production industry.
  • Trials and tribulations of creating a production team at short notice using established industry contacts.
  • The passion, dedication and work ethic required to work in the VFX industry.
  • Advice on creating a winning portfolio.
  • How coming from a traditional arts background can in fact aid your progression within the VFX industry.
  • How a love of cinema, games and art encouraged a career in VFX and film production.
  • Art as a career is about having something to say but it is also about doing what you have been hired to do.
Art Heroes Podcast ep.34:
Ran Manolov // WWFX UK
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Who is it
Ran Manolov is an artist: both traditional and digital. He works in the VFX industry as a creative/VFX supervisor at WWFX UK. He has worked at some of the biggest VFX houses out there such as ILM, Framestore, MPC. A few notable projects worth mentioning are: Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, Jurassic world II, King Arthur and Batman vs Superman.

Why should you listen
Listen to hear how you can balance creative VFX freelance work with being responsible for supervising production teams from big to small production houses, while collaborating with big industry names. Ran Monolov gives us insight into the challenges and the rewards of working on productions such as Hellboy and Jurassic World Two.
Bio
Ran Manolov is an artist: both traditional and digital. He works in the VFX industry as a creative/VFX supervisor at WWFX UK. He has worked at some of the biggest VFX houses out there such as ILM, Framestore, MPC. A few notable projects worth mentioning are: Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, Jurassic world II, King Arthur and Batman vs Superman. In the early days, before moving into the role of a supervisor he worked mainly as a creature/character artist. He has had a number of years practicing art in a traditional setting, training in Fine Art drawing, painting and sculpting. He's won numerous awards for drawing and design. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with a Master of Arts degree, specialising in illustration and graphic design.

Listen to hear how you can balance creative VFX freelance work with being responsible for supervising production teams from big to small production houses, while collaborating with big industry names. Ran Monolov gives us insight into the challenges and the rewards of working on productions such as Hellboy and Jurassic World Two.
"It's a very complex game out there and you need to show everything you have to say with your work."
GET IN TOUCH WITH RAN
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ranmanolov
ArtStation: www.artstation.com/ranmanolov
Website: www.ranmanolov.art
"It matters that you really deliver what you've been hired for."
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