I graduated in June 2016 from Ecole MOPA (formerly Supinfocom Arles) with the short movie Gokurōsama.
I moved to the UK in 2017 and worked at Cartoon Network for one year and a half on the sixth season of The Amazing World of Gumball, first as a layout artist, then moving on to the background department. Since the beginning of 2019, I'm working on Cartoon Network's new show, Elliott From Earth, as a layout artist.
I also work as a freelancer in between longer jobs, so feel free to reach out!
Background Artist on the sixth season of The Amazing World of Gumball.
Backgrounds on TAWOG need to look realistic; they're a mix between 3D renders and matte paintings using real life photographs.
Super grateful to Andrea Reali, Yann Benedi and Antoine Perez for their never ending support and advice (and retakes) that allowed me to grow so much in these few months!
Layout Artist on the sixth season of The Amazing World of Gumball.
Here's an attempt at listing what the layout process involved:
- Looking through the whole library of backgrounds to check for reuses; tweaking them if necessary
- Building new rough matte paintings from scratch for new backgrounds, paying attention that the perspective is correct and the composition works
- Going on shootings to take pictures to be used by the layout and background team for sequences that require it
- Creating cameras in Maya to integrate 3D elements in 2D matte paintings if needed, making sure the focal length, horizon line, etc are correct
- Trying to optimize the production as much as possible by faking camera movements using After Effect 3D layers or camera mapping in Maya whenever possible
- Creating animated 3D cameras for shots in 3D sets, or shots involving 3D characters
- Creating rough draft version of assets to be used as references by the other departments
- Adding camera effects like handheld and camera shakes on After Effects so the director gets a feel for the final sequence
I learned a ton of things about framings, compositions, camera work, matte paintings, and a lot more. It felt great to work with a team of very talented people, as layout artists we could see that our input was valued by the directors when a problem arose and it allowed us to put a bit of ourselves in the show.