The Wise Guy
The Live Action Architect
The Flame Master
The Caped Compositor
The Beauty Crafter
Jon & Rosemma Hollis
The Wolf and the Cub
Shop owner, Sauce.Studio
Founder, Ladies of Logik
The Matchbox Magician
Freelancer & Mad Professor
"I like to be able to push what I can get by compositing. If I want to go somewhere else, or be on another planet - I can do that. If I want to make my kid fly – I can make her fly!"
Working in post-production since the early 90s, David really knows his stuff and is affectionately called ‘Papa Elk’ in the industry. For David, the devil really is in the detail: he loves creating realistic work, adding small details that make it look magical.
"I love being the prism that everything goes through. I like being the last stop - like a filter for finishing."
A keen artist from childhood, Mark discovered post production and Flame later in life. Joining Brand New School after years as a freelancer gave Mark the variety he craves, along with plenty of live action work. He’s happiest when using Flame to achieve the impossible!
"I take different elements and combine them like a puzzle: Taking those pieces and combining them so it seems natural and realistic."
Steve found Flame when he was young and was blown away by what it could do. Inspired by reality, he’s always trying to recreate it in his work. He sees his role as being the human interface between technical and creative.
"When I first started, VFX was the ultimate magic for me. Magic with what we do on the screen. It’s magic we get paid for it, and magic that we were able to do it."
Owner of The-Artery VFX in NYC, Vico’s passion and vast experience resulted in him winning the first ever Flame Award in 2013. Being one of the most notable Flame masters of the industry, Vico never fails to see the potential in every project and bring in a touch of magic to everything he creates.
"Find what inspires you… Find ways to create something new. When you enjoy what you do – it’s not difficult."
When he’s not diving with hammerhead sharks, Gabriel is creating some of the world’s most stunning television commercials. His incredible Flame artistry has resulted in him winning the 2016 One Frame of White contest. Find out what inspires Gabriel and what he loves most about Flame.
"Flame is such a deep program and you’re always learning something new. There’s new tools coming out all the time and you don’t know all of it - and that’s great."
Meet Freelance Flame Artist Esther Berglund, who’s love for variety and learning new things has lead her to create a fantastically broad Flame skill-set. From beauty work, to compositing, to removing thousands of snowflakes from a film scene – she’s got it covered.
"What I’m most proud of is the before and after’s in beauty… I love taking what was shot and making it more beautiful."
Meet Pierina Bustamante, Flame Artist at Spontaneous and beauty connoisseur. Pierina started her career as an editor, but then quickly realized she had a calling for Flame. Hear all about her experience as a female Flame Artist, and discover how everyday life experiences drive her passion to deliver amazing beauty work.
"You have to be able to perform in front of people... You have to be able to translate their hopes and dreams."
For Andy, being a Flame Artist is about much more than compositing. His suite is his stage and he's the writer, the director, and the crew. But the star of the show is Andy's clients... and he can make them shine brighter than anyone else.
"I love to be able to take someone's vision, put it into the real world... and make it more beautiful in every way."
From pop videos, to zombie movies, to Superbowl ads... Anne's diversity is as broad as her creativity and talent. Working her way through the ranks, Anne is now a Senior Flame Artist at the Mill, New York.
" love a challenge. Looking at a shot that people think is not possible to do and I try to do it."
Bruno Fukumothi is on a Journey. His career has taken him from Sao Paulo, to Rio, and most recently on to London where he is now VFX Supervisor and Flame Artist at MPC. There is only one thing that Bruno is more proud of than his Brazilian roots... and that's his status as Flame Artist.
"Having so much creative control over the software is good because you can say this is somthing I've made. I've made it using flame, but I've made it."
Jon & Rosemma Hollis
Say hello to Jon Hollis and Rosemma Hollis. The former is a long established and hugely respected titan of the post-production industry... the latter is his daughter, a fellow collborator at Raised by Wolves, and an impressive Flame Artist in her own right.
"I take tools, break them, experiment, put them back together, and use them in a totally different context."
Greg-Paul is a true Flame legend and now master of his own Flame shop. Find out how he continually pushes the boundaries of what Flame can do, and learn about his commitment to developing the next generation of Flame Artists.
"I love working with other creatives, bouncing around ideas and solving problems."
Meet Krysten Richardson, Flame Artist and global jetsetter. Find out what she loves most about working freelance and discover how female Flame Artists are making their mark on the industry.
"You are the hero artist, you can deliver from start to finish and nothing gets lost in translation."
It's the weeeeeeeekend, which can mean only one thing... Ivar Beer is releasing another of his Matchbox shaders. Discover the Flame toolsets that Europe's hottest Flame Artist uses to retain his position as the world's most prolific Matchbox shader developer.
"For me it's important to understand what's going on underneath... Then I feel like I'm never going to forget things."
Joel believes that knowledge should be free and available to everyone. He never stops experimenting with Flame in his relentless pursuit of excellence, and the best bit... he shares all of his knowledge with the Flame Community.