Alex Redfish joins Brian Dunaway and Matthew Ducharme to talk about his Freelance VFX Animation and more…


About the artist:
Alex Redfish is a freelance VFX Artist with 5 plus years in the video games industry. Alex is skilled in designing, creating and implementing stylised visual effects powered by 3D engines such as Unity and Unreal.
About the work:
Alex has worked on projects such as Battle Chasers: Nightwar and Dungeon Defenders II.
Where to find: Social media links, etc.
Questions & Talking Points: (add your stuff here)
A quick breakdown of the interview: 15 min guest intro. 15 min guest project. 15 min topic discussion. (Related to guest if possible.)
Greetings Alex and welcome to the show. Thank you for taking the time to sit down with us and talk about your work.
Alex would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and your VFX work.
You are currently living in Russian. Can you tell us about the VFX effects market in Russia? Is there a huge demand? Where is most of your work coming from? Russia or outside of Russia?
Is Freelancing the current face of VFX work or are you the exception to the norm? In other words. Do company’s seem to prefer inhouse VFX artists or do they prefer to have freelancers in your opinion based on your experience?
Are you formally trained or are you like so many of us in today’s market where we are learning everything as fast as we can and applying it.
Why VFX and not just character animation? I’ve seen some of your other work and you have the skills to be either! I love your swinging Pug on Vimeo…I know it’s a few years old…but man.
Where to start if you are looking to get into VFX? How important is Unity in that equation?
(Matt can steal some of these…)
What tools (software) do you use to create your effects animation work?
Follow up: Is it mostly hand drawn animation or a combo of hand drawn and CG?
Are there any inside baseball tricks to drawing/animating complex movement like flames or smoke that you can share?
What is the most challenging effect to animate?
Shout Out: It’s March of Robots!
DaCosta – who we have had on the show before – is drawing a new robot every day in March. @ChocolateSoop on Instagram.
The LAST Question… Ever… Like, EVER-ever. (Pay It Forward)
Can you share an artist you are a fan of for our listeners to follow?
Where can we find their work online?
Chris Graf
Naoki Araiza Tokumasu – WAKFU
Old Capcom Fighting Games for VFX references.
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