BIO & CONTACT

Chris “Freespace” Scubli

Email: freespace87@gmail.com
Phone: Available upon request

Objectives:

  • Work on groundbreaking animations and visual effects, pushing forward the sci-fi and fantasy genre
  • Be a part of a group of fun, creative people striving to create amazing content and raising the bar
  • Keep growing as an artist and a person, and mastering the tools at my disposal

 

Work Experience:

 September 2012 - Present
Senior Generalist/VFX TD at RealtimeUK:

  • VFX, rendering and compositing for CG game trailers
  • Animatic creation

February 2010 – September 2012
CG&VFX Freelancer:

  • Senior VFX artist for EuroGSM Samsung commercials (Tab 10.1 and Ace)
  • Asset modeling and animation for upcoming Golf PC game
  • Character modeling for Coca Cola poster
  • CG and VFX on various projects for Shine Labs LTD
  • VFX artist for Toyota Joy commercial:
    • Camera tracking and rotoscoping
    • Modeling and compositing CG creatures onto footage
  • Senior VFX artist for Eurovision 2010: Romania’s National Music Video:
    • Color correcting footage
    • Motion capture cleaning
    • Camera tracking and rotoscoping
    • Creating and integrating robotic characters into the clip
    • Visual effects and motion graphics for the clip
  • Samsung C3050 and E2120 commercial (CG phones)

July 2010 - September 2012
Lead VFX Artist at IT Media Studio:

  • All VFX and CG work in company Demo Reel
  • Camera tracking, VFX and post processing on various projects

May 2009 - Present
StarCraft Legacy Content Staff:

  • Created the StarCraft Final Metamorphosis cinematic
  • Created the StarCraft First Contact cinematic
  • Contributed art for the website interface

April 2008 - Present
3DTotal forum Moderator:

  • Monthly Sculpting Challenge administrator
  • Responsible for the Animation, Final Art and General Software sections
  • Spam nemesis, thread cleaner and peace keeper

February 2008 – February 2010:
Lead Artist (Generalist) at Tractor Media:

  • Storyboard creation
  • Unreleased sci-fi cinematic/short film
  • Several architectural visualization projects (including all exteriors shots for The Shore Club hotel in Panama)
  • All exterior scenes in Propellerhat short film
  • Dealing with clients – setting deadlines – organizing project workflow – training new staff

2006 – 2007:
Freelancer:

  • Bechtel Transylvania highway project commercial:
    • Color correcting footage
    • Camera tracking
    • Integrating a CG finished highway over the real unfinished highway
  • Various local architectural visualization projects
  • CG intro for Imagine Cup 2007 world finalist team UBB921
  • Top Down 2D Space Shooter game “Newspace Blackstar” (published in XtremPC)
  • Creating and integrating CG kangaroo character into local juice brand commercial, Best Gama

 October 2005 – December 2005:
Junior Artist (modeling, animation) at Firma 9:

  • Asset modeling for the RTS video-game Left Behind Eternal Forces
  • Sci-fi characters for company demo reel
  • Animating characters for commercials

March 2005 – May 2005:
Freelancer:

  • All CG cinematics for the video-game Silverwings
  • Genex air conditioner CG ad for Hungarian channel

 

Education:

  • 2007-2010:

Bachelor’s Degree in Arts at the University of Arts and Design “Ioan Andreescu” Cluj Napoca (Photography and Video specialization)

  • 2005-2007:

University of Letters “Babes-Bolyai” Cluj Napoca (English Norwegian) – unfinished

  • 2001-2005:

“Iuliu Maniu” Carei Highschool (Mathematics & IT specialization)

 

Awards / Certificates:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (graded A)
  • 2010 – VisualART Annual Animation Challenge-2nd Place: Speed Factor 2
  • 2009 – 3DTotal homepage feature: StarCraft First Contact
  • 2008 – Alba FilmFestival – Special Prize for Animation: Propellerhat
  • 2008 – Cluj FilmFestival – 2nd Place in Animation: Propellerhat
  • 2008 – Imagine Cup World-Top 32: Propellerhat
  • 2006 – Cluj PcParty – Grand Prize: T.I.T.A.N. Genesis
  • 2006 – 3DTotal Speed Animation Challenge: Race/Chase – 1st Place: Speed Factor
  • 2005 – Cluj PcParty Autumn Edition – 1st Place in Animation: Destiny Void
  • 2005 – 3DTotal Speed Animation Challenge: Swing – 2nd Place: The Swing
  • 2005 – Cluj PcParty Spring Edition – 2nd Place in Animation: Nemesis
  • 2003 – Cluj PcParty – 1st Place in Animation: Jovian Wars

 

Software Experience:

  • 3ds Max (V-Ray, Mental Ray, Scanline)
  • Mudbox (Wacom Intuos 4 and mouse)
  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • Unfold3D
  • Audition
  • Boujou

 

Relevant Skills:

  • Direction, animatic creation
  • Particle simulations, compositing and visual effects
  • High-resolution modeling, sculpting, unwrapping and texturing
  • Lighting and rendering
  • Basic rigging and skinning
  • Character, object and camera animation
  • Basic concept art, storyboard art and matte painting
  • Camera tracking and matching, mocap cleaning

 

Languages:

  • Romanian
  • English
  • French (basic)