Junaid Syed

Junaid Syed (JAY)

VFX Supervisor / Creative Director at Blam Pictures
London, United Kingdom

About me

Junaid has contributed towards critical visual effects on multiple Academy/Bafta-winning and nominated Hollywood blockbuster film projects, to name a few Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar, Wachoski's directed Jupiter ascending, Alan Taylor's film Thor - The Dark World. He is known for delivering visually stunning and technically complicated sequences, he holds about 15 years of combined VFX industry experience for film and tv.

Junaid has also been involved in Writing and Directing films, his last short film "Homes of Hope" has won multiple awards in festivals across the world as "Best SCI-FI Short", He is also developing multiple feature film projects as Writer/Director.

Skills

Positions

Film Director / Creative Director / VFX Artist
Blam Pictures
United Kingdom
April 2015 - Present (3 years 7 months)
An award winning film production company developing and executing film projects for both short and long form contents. www.blampictures.com
VFX Supervisor / Senior Houdini Artist
Neon Pictures
July 2017 - January 2018 (6 months)
FX Supervisor / Senior Houdini Artist
London, United Kingdom
April 2014 - June 2017 (3 years 2 months)
Building FX assets, Executing shots, Building pipeline tools, Supervising FX and Pipeline.
Senior FX Technical Director
Double Negative
January 2013 - April 2014 (1 year 3 months)
Lead FX Artist
London, United Kingdom
April 2011 - December 2012 (1 year 8 months)
Involvement in setting up Houdini based FX pipeline from scratch, Research & Developement on various FX, Executing shots, Supervising FX team and keeping the FX department running.
FX Technical Director
Double Negative
United Kingdom
February 2010 - April 2011 (1 year 2 months)
Researching & Developing various types of FX, building effects tools, helping other Mid-Junior TD’s and executing shots.
FX Technical Director
London, United Kingdom
April 2009 - February 2010 (10 months)
Researching & Developing various types of FX, building FX tools and executing shots.
Lighting Technical Director
London, United Kingdom
November 2008 - April 2009 (5 months)
Look Developing Lighting/Shading and implementing in shots, also being involved in some FX.
Lighting Artist/ Supervisor
Prana Studios, Mumbai
March 2006 - September 2007 (1 year 6 months)
Leading lighting team, creating advanced lighting/compositing solutions, look development and implementing in shots.
Senior VFX Artist
Red chillies VFX
July 2002 - February 2006 (3 years 7 months)
Leading Film & Commercial shows, researching and developing 3d/2d Effects and implementing in shots.

Education

M.A in Digital Effects

2007 - 2008 (1 year)

M.A in Visual Effects

September 2007 - September 2008 (1 year)

Advanced Diploma(2yrs)

2000 - 2002 (2 years)

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