Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Christian Jelen, I am a London based freelance VFX supervisor, Cinematic artist and Maya Generalist. I just finished the Epic Unreal Virtual Production Fellowship, including directing a short film. Earlier this year I worked at Guerilla Games as a Cinematic Leadon on pre- and postproduction of the PlayStation 5 game “Horizon Forbidden West”. My responsibilities were:
-break down of scripts and game design, working alongside Animation Director and Performance Director
-Lead Team on Previsualizing sequences, working on Storyboards and/or 3D Scene Blocking
-Prepare scenes for Motion Capture Recording, creating asset lists, shot list and stage setup requirements
-On stage technical assistance, working alongside the Performance Director when needed
-Help with performance selection based on reference video footage recorded on set
-Assist leading post-production process, data organization, mocap editing, animation feedback and scene implementation
-Edit sequences to present sequences to stakeholders
In 2020, I directed a short in the Unreal Engine and did postvis on the Netflix series “Fate:Winx”. In 2019 I was the Vfx supervisor of the 6 part National geographic TV Series “Eye Witness” for Atomic Arts. I also helped MPC with pre- and tech-vis for Cruella, Little Mermaid and Cats. With nearly three decades of practical film production experience, I have witnessed the growth of visual effects from the traditional special effects techniques to today’s digital effects and real time graphics. I have extensive experience across various disciplines including Animation, Design, Compositing, 3d, On Set Supervising and Directing. In the past I have also successfully helped my clients with script breakdowns, scheduling and recruiting.
“Christian naturally has an extremely positive outlook to life which is also reflected in his work. He is super friendly, very patient and extremely humble which makes him a pleasure to work with.”
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