It’s rare for a VFX company to have an in-house project of this magnitude, but from my previous experience working with Alex Weil on One Rat Short I knew that the commitment from Charlex would be extraordinary.
I was lucky to work with many incredible artists and producers on this and other projects at Charlex. Working with the team there to bring this project to life in such a free-flowing, collaborative process was an incredibly rewarding experience.
An attempt to answer "so what did you do on Shapeshifter?"
The before element shows a precomp of the elements from CG. Any enhancements I brought to the project were built on an incredibly strong foundation of vivid art direction and amazing CG.
Of note, there were a handful of shots I did not composite -- those were composited by the very talented Blake Huber. I have marked those shots with a small green triangle in the bottom left.
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Cosmic MindPersonal Project, 2021
Super Bowl LVCreative Director for augmented reality graphics, 2021 (Silver Spoon Animation)
TENCENTDesign + Execution, 2020 (Ntropic)
The GrammysVFX, 2020 (Ntropic)
Reality via PerceptionPersonal Project, 2020
Sand Water FirePersonal Project, 2020
Lost In SpaceDesign + Execution, 2019 (The Resistance)
The SecretVFX, 2019 (Resistance)
Landscape PaintingPersonal Project, 2018
Justice LeagueDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)
PeriscapeCreative Direction + Execution, 2017
United States NavyDesign + Execution, 2017 (Resistance)
CastrolVFX, 2014 (Suspect)
Easy SkankingPersonal Project, 2015
Jamaica's 50th AnniversaryDesign + Execution, 2012 (Water Works)
The Monkey KingDesign + Execution, 2013 (Global Star)
Rebirth of GaeaPersonal Project, 2012
Flowing MeditationPersonal Project, 2011
Nebulaic EmbryoPersonal Project, 2012
ToshibaDesign + Execution, 2007 (Charlex)
MMsCompositing, 2005 (Charlex)
Verizon "It's The Network"Compositing, 2005 (Charlex)
One Rat ShortCompositing + UI, 2006 (Charlex)
© Jesse Michael Newman, 2021