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RENDERFEED ARTIST PROFILE – MARC URTASUN

Renderfeed: Tell us a little bit about yourself and about your life as a designer in Barcelona!

(Marc) Hello everyone, my name is Marc Urtasun. First of all I would like to congratulate Renderfeed on their artist interviews; this is a great initiative!

I am 23 years old and I currently live and work in Barcelona, Spain. I just finished my college degree, but I’ve worked as a freelance designer for practically a year now. I am passionate about everything related to design and particularly about the 3D world, because of the infinite creative possibilities it offers.

What I like best about this job is that there is always something new to learn. I consider myself a very inquisitive and curious person who likes to explore and find new artistic references and artists to get inspired by.

Renderfeed: What type of work do you specialize in?

(Marc) I am currently focusing on motion graphics and 3D design. As mentioned I only recently started doing this professionally and I have been trying to balance my professional work with my college assignments.

Renderfeed: Did you attend any classes in college that helped prepare you to become the artist that you are today?

(Marc) I studied multimedia at CITM (Centro de la Imagen y la Tecnología Multimedia) in Barcelona, Spain. I tried to not miss any of my classes and lectures, but to be honest many of the things I learned aren’t really that useful for the work I do now. University simply shows you the tools and with any luck you find a good professor, but I think I learned much more at home, spending time in front of my computer.

There is a lot of information online in the areas of 3D, design, video […]

By |July 28th, 2014|Categories: Artist, Articles, Rendering, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chat and Cinema 4D Quick Tips by EJ Hassenfratz from Eyedesyn.com

We sat down with Emmy award winning motion designer EJ Hassenfratz, a well-known member of the online Cinema 4D community who has extensive and varied experience in the motion graphics industry.

EJ runs his own freelance business, eyedesyn. In addition to being a Lynda.com Cinema 4D course author, he frequently works for MAXON, representing them at trade shows, user groups, and beta testing CINEMA 4D.

Thanks again EJ for providing us with some useful C4D quick tips on Vine and for patiently answering our many questions!

Renderfeed: EJ, how did you start out in motion graphics? Was this your childhood dream or did you decide to go into motion graphics later in life?

(EJ) Thanks for having me! My background in motion graphics is unique I’d say. I know a lot of designers who wanted to become a designer after being inspired by an artist or seeing some amazing graphics piece in a movie or on TV. My main inspiration to become a motion graphics artist was mainly through my dad and my uncle. Both are amazing graphic designers and art directors, so growing up my dad would take me to his work in the graphics department and I’d be sitting there messing around drawing on the Quantel Paintbox. I would draw a ton and never really got into Photoshop or After Effects until college, really. My dad gave me my first internship at his TV station he worked for and I just tried to soak up all the knowledge I could considering my major was in Fine Arts, I never learned After Effects or any 3D in college so I’m 100% self taught in motion graphics.

Renderfeed: Your background is primarily in broadcasting – how is this helping you […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Categories: Design, Articles, Portfolio, Advanced Render, Rendering, Tutorials|0 Comments

Renderfeed Artist Profile – Murat

Renderfeed: Murat, first of all, thank you very much for taking the time to sit down with us. Can you start out by telling us a little bit about yourself and about your central statement: “I am refractive and my art is the refraction of my life.”?

(Murat) Although I don’t like using words to describe my work, I actually did write this statement. I see life experience as light and whenever it passes through a prism, it is being refracted. I see myself as water or as a diamond that disperses light in the rainbow colors. Whatever happens in my life is being translated and painted on a canvas. Art is refraction to me.

Renderfeed: Let’s travel back to your childhood: You had a very multinational upbringing: born in Prague, a childhood spent in Paris, High School in Ankara…How did this influence your work?

(Murat) Well, I do not really remember my childhood. It is like I was someone else. So consciously nothing really influenced my work. I guess I was a happy child.

Renderfeed: What were the major artistic influences that shaped your life? Did you admire any artists in particular?

(Murat) I don’t really get influenced or inspired, I always prefer experimenting new concepts and techniques. I enjoy the works of Erwin Olaf. Storm Thorgerson, who sadly pasted away last year, is also one of my favorite artists.

Renderfeed: Did you go to university and if so, what did you study? If university wasn’t part of your plans after graduating from high school, what led you to the decision to jump straight into work?

(Murat) I subscribe to the motto of “We don’t need no education”. I went to Istanbul Bilgi University and studied Photography/Video. I went there as […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Categories: Design, Artist, Videos, Articles, Rendering|0 Comments