Joining Mediamonks

Joining Mediamonks

Joining Mediamonks! Working in a bigger team gives a chance to learn a lot faster+it’s always nice to talk with someone during lunch. Updates will be less frequent.

Twignose wishes you a  Happy New Year…

Twignose wishes you a Happy New Year…

A little fun project at Kosmonati. Me and Bram Vermaas wanted to make a creature that can showcase our strengths : good shadig and lighting and heavy-duty rigging. Later we asked Ruth Taylor for help with the concept art and Ivo DIependaal for overall zbrush support. We are planning on making an animation where you(…)

Metrostation Fun

Metrostation Fun

Video:Dimitar Kralev & Bram VermaasAudio:Tamako Suzuki Our first excercise at Kosmonati. A small test of our in-house crowd simulation tool. Also I had fun with a non-realistic look Here comes a bit more insight into the process:

Philips: promo videos

Philips: promo videos

Brand:PhilipsStudio:Postpanic This is the director’s cut of a project featuring the latest Philips TVs. I joined at a later stage and helped with rendering, shading and pre-comp of a big number of the shots with the CG screens.

M. Zoe Trope

M. Zoe Trope

Creative Direction:Jo RatcliffeAnimation Direction:Klaas-Harm de BoerLook Development:Dimitar KralevMusic:Tamako Suzuki Zoetrope! A short movie about Miss Zoe Trope, who never stops walking, round and round. Animation was done by waterMelon as a second iteration of a actual zoetrope project which was presented in the Somerset House in London. Have a look at the process behind the(…)

Life is Beautiful published online

Life is Beautiful published online

Great news! “Life is Beautiful” is getting a lot of recognition since it got published online. It is nice to see that among others it has Vimeo Staff Pick and is featured on fubiz.net.”Life is Beautiful” is a short movie completed in 2013, on which I had the chance to work. It is directed by Ben(…)

New office

New office

Again moving! After only two months at the office at Leidseplein, I found an even better place. This time there is a view to a channel crossroad and I’m sharing the space with two very musically-oriented guys: Ruben and Moos. Awesome! Drop by at Oudeschans 85, Amsterdam.

Cakes at Postpanic

Cakes at Postpanic

These days I’m helping PostPanic with relatively large photorealistic project. Just when I joined the team, it was time for another Bulgarian to leave – a producer intern was done with his time with the PP guys. Because of that he brought cakes. Awesome.

Tatra Banka: Cube

Tatra Banka: Cube

Tatra banka: Cube Brand:Tatra banka Studio:PostPanic Director:Chris Staves VFX supervisor:Ivor Goldberg During the first week of production for this project we got total freedom. I worked with Jurrien Boogert on the second shot and had one of my most productive weeks of modelling. When Chris came back, we already have started working on a basic lighting(…)

Ziggo: Familie de Groot

Ziggo: Familie de Groot

Brand:ZiggoClient:House of Secrets For a new site of Ziggo, the largest Internet provider in the Netherlands, House of Secrets had to produce 11 short clips with CG environment and live action actors. The guys at HoS needed someone to help them with the photorealistic shading of several of the rooms. I also worked on the(…)

Lay’s: Deep Ridged

Lay’s: Deep Ridged

Brand:Lay’s Client:House of Secrets A few months ago I worked on this bombastic transformation of a little normal chip becoming a large awesome deep ridged chip. The main challenge here was to find the right balance between realism and “tasty” look, the second being completely subjective per person.  I was busy with the modelling, look(…)

The joy of painting

The joy of painting

I got approached by a German game developer to create for them images of 5 buildings for their (under development) online strategy game. Since I had complete freedom, I decided to make little color concepts. For the first time in my life I’m painting in Photoshop! I started by picking two main hues – the orange(…)

LaComm: Tiffany

LaComm: Tiffany

Done at Fube This is Tiffany – the mascot of the Gift Avenue online shopping experience. Tiffany had to emanate some of the qualities of the modern shopping girl – confident, sexy and fast-paced. Working with the clients from La Comm was a pleasure and after a few turns in the design process, here she(…)

Personal: Fat Robot

Personal: Fat Robot

This is one of the several ideas which I had in mind when I started learning 3D Max. The main source of inspiration is a memory of a MTG card. I couldn’t remember the card and the artist, but the image of a fat robot-like creature was stil vivid when I created my version. The(…)

Personal: Protoss

Personal: Protoss

If for some reason you haven’t heard of StarCraft, you should google it now (and be sorry that you missed it when it was the coolest game for PC). As with many other gamers, I was amazed by Blizzard’s product. Here is the result.

Magenta: Snowcastle Residence

Magenta: Snowcastle Residence

Magenta: Snowcastle Residence Client:Studio Magenta For this project I had to capture the cosiness of a mountain apartment hotel. I chose for sunset light because of its comforting warm color and combined it with contrasty color scheme for more depth. Kostadin Kostadinov helped with the design and compositing. The picture on the wall is by(…)