Craft and creativity continues to grow in China, none of which would be possible without the inspired and daring minds behind the ideas and production. We are asking the creative community in China five fun questions to learn a little bit more about the people behind this burgeoning industry. Hope you enjoy! If you think you should be profiled or you know someone creative who should be profiled send an email to email@example.com.
CG Supervisor | 特效总监 | Fin Design + Effects’ Shanghai | 丰匀图文设计上海
Something about Kosta
Kosta has nearly 20 years VFX experience in film and commercial work. He originally started his arts career as an Illustrator in 1997 before his infatuation with the VFX Industry began.
He is well known for his character work, technical modelling, and stereo production. He spent 13 years working with some of the major Australian production houses including Animal Logic, Fuel, Cutting Edge and Fin before moving on to a year of pre-production and technical research for Fury Road with George Miller’s famous post house Dr. D.
Kosta最出名的就是角色塑造、技术建模和3D立体制作。曾经有13年的时间，他就职于澳大利亚多家知名的后期制作公司，包括Animal Logic、Fuel、Cutting Edge和Fin，之后的一年里，他又参与到《疯狂的麦克斯4:狂暴之路》的前期制作和技术研究中。
Kosta then spent 6 years at Weta Digital working on feature film productions as a lead artist as part of their optical team. His credits include The Hobbit, Prometheus, Planet of the Apes, Man of Steel, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Spectral and many more. His expertise is often sought out for solving complex problems involving the integration of CG characters into live action, from onset supervision to post production.
Kosta is currently a CG Supervisor at Fin Design + Effects’ Shanghai office.
Check out some of his internationally acclaimed work here
1. What’s your favorite movie in the past five years? 过去五年来最喜欢的电影？
The Rover is just a really good movie, devoid of spectacle. It shows that there’s parts of Australia already indiscernible from a hypothetical apocalypse.
2. Favorite movie of all time? 有史以来最喜欢的电影？
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest is amazing – it was an excellent book, and an even better movie.
3. Best TV series out right now? 现在最喜欢的电视剧？
Halt and Catch Fire is great because its so well acted and written. It also takes place in a more familiar 80s than some of the current ham fisted nostalgia. It also shows that the pioneers of this industry were undoubtedly eccentric and led turbulent lives. (Plus everyone is pretty)
4. Favorite sound? 最喜欢的音乐？
Psalm 69 was the first album I listened to over and over, I had the cassette, then bought the CD, it was the first time I really loved music. It was also the most amazing album to hear live.
5. Favorite children’s story? 最喜欢的儿童故事？
Where the wild things are I loved because the monsters weren’t the bad guys, I don’t think kids think like that.
We invite each of the creatives we profile to tag another interesting person for the series. Kosta is recommending, China based, DoP, Richie Kendall.
我们邀请创意人士来一场接力赛，每个人都要推荐另一位有意思的创意人士。Kosta 推荐的下一个人是：现居中国的摄影导演Richie Kendall。