"Only two years after studying with Bhaumik as a tutor, I'm working on Starwars: The Force Awakens at ILM."

− Denis Baudin

Denis Baudin

 

Tell us about yourself?

I studied traditional advertising and Fine Arts at the Art Academie in Belgium and decided to move in to 3d so I started a training course at CgiTrainer.  I found a job in the video game industry where I worked for  two years at Codemasters. After that I moved to London and decided to try to get into movie industry. I trained at Escape Studios to learn how to create VFX for movies. Since then I have freelanced in commercials for different companies including a role at MPC Commercials then moving into MPC Film. Today I’m generalist TD at ILM.

What got you interested in VFX?

The first look at the Brachiosaurus in Jurassic park in 1993, I remember watching the making of directly after the movie. Since then I wanted to work in the VFX industry.

What has been your favourite project?

I enjoyed all the projects I’ve worked on.
On music promo I worked with Dizzee Rascal and Will I Am on their music promo in London and onset.
I have worked on lots of fun crazy commercials including “Vodafone-Add Power to your Life”, where a cat becomes a robot that becomes a bison that becomes a shark! On a Thomson commercial, with an Orc made from a prosthetic mask and a dancing pony at MPC.
In film I have been working with MPC on Godzilla, Edge of Tomorrow, Guardian of the Galaxy and Cinesite on Xmen: Days of Future Past and Man From U.n.c.l.e.
I’m very proud to be working with ILM on Starwars: The Force Awakens and Warcraft at the moment.

How was Bhaumik as a Tutor?

Bhaumik has a very good inside perception of the VFX industry, he taught gave me lot’s of valuable advice to start in this industry.
Only two years after studying with Bhaumik as a tutor, I’m working on Starwars: The Force Awakens at ILM.
As a teacher he has very strong software knowledge and teachs you great techniques for your work to look good. He can see the big picture and this is still what helps me today in my job to make the difference on production time or on deadlines.

What’s the best thing about working in VFX?

Working with great artists and directors you can learn from. A close second is travelling the world, so far I’ve worked in London, Vancouver and Singapore!