Neons and spirits in Japan

Last year, after having been working almost non-stop in Brussels, I decided to take a break and travel to Japan only with the company of my camera*. During the time I was there I discovered a totally different world where I could find the contrasts between the colors from an ancient time full of spirituality and the electric chaos of …

How to keep Nuke organized

The November issue of Renderout magazine has just come out, in which I wrote an article about how to get organized by working with Nuke and avoid some problems compositing in visual effects. You can read the article and the rest of the magazine at the following link (in spanish):

About tracking markers in green backgrounds (and Animal Crossing)

A few days ago, while playing Nintendo Switch’s Animal Crossing, I made a joke on Twitter that I had been able to create a VFX shooting studio inside the game with its green chromakey background and tracking markers. From there came a debate about why those backgrounds are used in movies and the possible complications they could have. I will …

Dinosaurs & Pirates

After spending a fantastic time in Goobye Kansas and the Christmas holidays I was working for Important Looking Pirates, also in Stockholm. During my time there I have been helping with the film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which will be released in the summer. After a year in the north I think I will return to Spain to rest a …

A Pink Llama & A Terrifing Storm

After finishing my work at Along With The Gods in Goodbye Kansas, I’ve been working on other projects like this cute champagne commercial for Jules Mumm starring a funny pink llama that invites some office workers to create a party. I was very surprised by the impact that the character has had on social networks! I have been able to …

Nuke tool: ekaGradient

Throughout this time I have used some techniques that I have repeated in my compositions. These are simple methods but quite useful, so I’ve decided to start creating some scripts to have them easier than typing them from scratch whenever I need them. ekaGradient is the equivalent of Photoshop’s color gradient or Colorama in After Effects, something I’ve always missed working …

Tangram Solutions interviews me

During my work in Sweden, Miguel Gómez of Tangram Solutions gave me an interview about my career. The interview is in spanish, but I’m going to try to do an english translation. You can find the original interview here: https://tangramsolutions.es/entrevista-edu-leon-jimenez-fido-vfx/   Before we begin, thank you for answering our questions Edu. Thank you for your interest and for giving me …

Hello Stockholm, Goodbye Kansas

Since some months ago I moved to Stockholm to work in Goodbye Kansas: This is a studio as result of the merge of Fido, Bläck, Infinite Entertatinment and other companies. They work making visual effects for cinema, commercials, motion graphics, videogames and much more. With professionals of different but closer guilds in the same space it makes a very creative …

Puma Deo – Griezmann Hotline

Last month I worked with the fantastic people of Sauvage.tv making this new commercial for Puma deodorant products. My work was to compose the stadium sequence: The original footage was on a studio and we needed to bring it some life. [vimeo width=”600″ height=”500″]https://vimeo.com/193234955[/vimeo] Side by side comparison: [vimeo width=”600″ height=”500″]https://vimeo.com/193265280[/vimeo]   And after a final color grading, this is the …

Trixter & Captain America: Civil War

Last month I travel to Munich to work in Trixter Film‘s compositing deptartment with Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. It was an intense and a great experience to work with so talented people. Also I was sad to leave whien we finish the project. I hope I can back soon! Meanwhile I’m at Barcelona again working in little projects as …