About Me

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Hi,
My name is José Luis Estefanía, I was born and I live in Barcelona (Spain). I’ve been in love with movies and games since I was a kid. My studies focused on cinematography and editing, and that’s how I got my first job, Avid editor here in Barcelona.
Years later, around year 2000, I discovered CG and started working as a 3D artist. After 20 years in the industry, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of projects such as feature films, commercials, games and TV series. I’m a versatile artist, experienced in many 3D departments and specialized in Lighting, Lookdev and Texturing.

Software I use as a Lighting / Lookdev / Texturing and sometimes Generalist artist.

 

Download CV in pdf format.

 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

2020
Lighting TD / Lookdev artist at  PASSION PICTURES.
Maya-Arnold-Nuke
Commercial: McDonalds
Responsibilities:
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / Crowd artist at  CUBICA VFX.
Maya-Arnold-Golaem
TV Series: Amazon’s “El Cid”
Responsibilities:
Golaem crowd artist.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

2019
Lighting TD / Lookdev artist at  PASSION PICTURES.
Maya-Arnold-Nuke
Commercial: Meerkats
Responsibilities:
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting artist at  EL RANCHITO VFX.
Maya-Vray-Nuke
Tv series: “Star Wars : The Mandalorian”
Responsibilities:
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / Lookdev artist at  CUBICA VFX.
Maya-Arnold-Nuke
Feature film: “IT chapter 2”
Dir: Andy Muschietti
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

2018
Lighting TD / Lookdev artist at  PASSION PICTURES.
Maya-Arnold-Nuke
Commercial: Erste
Responsibilities:
Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / Lookdev artist at  EL RANCHITO VFX.
Maya-Vray-Nuke
Feature film: “Superlopez”
Dir: Javier Ruiz Caldera
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / Lookdev artist at  PASSION PICTURES.
Maya-Arnold-Nuke
Commercial: Intuit giant
Responsibilities:
Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

2017
Lighting TD / Environment artist at POST23 .
Maya-Arnold-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Commercial: Audi
Responsibilities:
Model and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at LAMPPOST VFX.
Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari
Feature Film: “Down a dark hall”
Dir: Rodrigo Cortes
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Texturing and Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

2016
Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at GLASSWORKS.
PfTrack-Maya-Arnold-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Commercial: Budweiser
Responsibilities:
Particle fx artist.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at GLASSWORKS.
Maya-Arnold-Photoshop-Mari
Feature Film:
“A monster calls”
Dir: J.A. Bayona
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Texturing and Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at FURIA DIGITAL.
PfTrack-Maya-Golaem crowd-Vray-Arnold-Nuke
Commercial: Nestle
Responsibilities:
Texturing and Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

2015
Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at GLASSWORKS.
PfTrack-Maya-Arnold-Photoshop-Nuke
Commercial: Budweiser
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

3D Generalist at GLASSWORKS.
Maya
Feature Film:
“A monster calls”
Dir: J.A. Bayona
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Creation of floating dust for various shots.

Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at GLASSWORKS.
PfTrack-Maya-Arnold-Photoshop-Nuke
Commercial:
Bonduelle
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Feature Film: “Warcraft”
Dir: Duncan Jones
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

2014
Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Feature Film: “A monster calls”
Dir: J.A. Bayona
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Previz and Postviz artist.

Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Feature Film:
“Anacleto,agente secreto”
Dir: Javier Ruiz Caldera
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Feature Film:
“Vulcania”
Dir: Jose Skaf
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Commercial:
Del Valle juices (cocacola).
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev main character (Robot).
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
TV Documentary:
“Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey”
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Texturing and Lookdev underwater environment.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Feature Film:
“Oliver’s deal”
Dir: Barney Elliot
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at EL RANCHITO VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Photoshop-Mari-Nuke
Feature Film
: “Out of the Dark”
Dir: Luis Quilez.
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

2013
Lighting TD / Texturing / Shading / LookDev / Tracking artist at FASSMAN VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Mari-Photoshop-Nuke
Feature Film: “Aloft”
Dir: Claudia LLosa.
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / 3D Generalist / Crowd TD at FURIA DIGITAL.
PfTrack-Maya-Golaem crowd-Vray-Arnold-Nuke
Commercials: AT&T “Journey” and AT&T “Toque”
Dir: Anthony Hoffmann.
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Crowd creation and animation.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / 3D Generalist / Crowd TD at FURIA DIGITAL.
PfTrack-Maya-Golaem crowd-Vray-Arnold-Nuke
Commercial:
Royal Caribbean “Quantum of the seas”.
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

2012
3D Generalist and Visual effects compositor at CUBICA VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-3Dlight-Nuke
Feature Film: “Mama”
Dir: Andres Muschietti.
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Lighting and rendering particles (snow) and assets.
Final comp.

3D Generalist and Visual effects compositor at CUBICA VFX.
PfTrack-Maya-MentalRay-Nuke
Feature Film:
“El Bosc”
Dir: Oscar Aibar.
IMDB
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Character animation.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

2011-2012
Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at FURIA DIGITAL.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Nuke
Commercials: Audi A4 and Absolut wodka.
Dir: Carl Rinsch.
Responsibilities:
Tracking live action plates for CG integration.
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at FURIA DIGITAL.
PfTrack-Maya-Vray-Nuke
Commercial
: Mercedes AMG.
Dir: Anthony Hoffmann.
Responsibilities:
Texturing and Lookdev assets and environments.
Key Lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.
Slap comp.

2011
Lighting TD ,VFX compositor and Real Flow FX at MOTION PICTURES.
Maya-Mental ray-Real flow-Toxik
TV Series: “Glumpers”
Responsibilities:
Key Lighting shots.
Real flow fx.
Final comp.

2010-2011
Lighting TD / 3D Generalist at FULL ANIMATION.
Maya-Mental ray
Commercial: Kellog’s Coco pops.
Responsibilities:
Key lighting shots and rendering multipass exr.

2007-2010
3D Generalist, head of games artistic department (modeling, texturing, lighting and compositing) at GIGAMES.

2001-2007
3D Generalist, cartoon TV series pilot episodes, mainly focusing on texturing, lighting and compositing at LION TOONS.

1997-2001
3D Generalist producing and editing learning resources for Catalonia’s government.

1995-1997
AVID Editor in Andrómines Barcelona (post production boutique).

 

ACADEMIC CAREER:

At present
FXPHD ongoing courses and many many tutorials.

1999-2001
2 years Maya certificated course at IDEP (Barcelona).

1995-1996
“Editing for cinema” Master course at ESCAC (Barcelona).

1992-1995
Design and visual arts degree at Escolapis de Sarriá (Barcelona).

1991-1992
General Certificate of Education at Escolapis de Balmes (Barcelona).

 

 

Download CV in pdf format.