Lorenzo Marconi

What course did you study?

In February 2017 I did the Compositing for VFX course - 12 weeks.

What’s your favourite movie and why?

My favourite category is Feature Film for sure. I literally love it. From an artistic point of view, I love the way the story is developed and told through the movie. On the other hand, from a technical side, I like the effort is hidden behind that. Everything is always done meticulously and it's even beyond what an audience can see or imagine. I reckon that this is what makes the difference as the audience would suddenly notice it if that hard and accurate work was missing.

Where do you currently work? / What are you working on at the moment?

I was at Milk VFX until Christmas 2018 and I was working on one of the most anticipated new-coming TV Series of 2019 called Good Omens, which was produced by Amazon Prime and BBC.Now, I'm enjoying my free time working on some personal projects and seeing what comes next.

What have you worked on since you left Escape Studios?

Since I left Escape Studios I had the opportunity to work on lots of great shows.I worked on Adrift, in which Milk made a massive effort to rebuild a stormy ocean in CG as well as the Digi Doubles for the main characters and the boat. I also worked on quite a few series with shorter turn round like Altered Carbon for Netflix and Origin, Electric Dreams, Good Omens and many others.

What work are you most proud of working on and what is your most notable achievement?

I don't really know. It's hard to pick one. I'm very proud of Adrift as my main goal has always been working on films. But I also kind of love some shots I did for Origin. I think the director and the DOP did a really good job on set and when we added the VFX, the final result was outstanding.

What have you worked on since you left Escape Studios?

Since I left Escape Studios I had the opportunity to work on lots of great shows.I worked on Adrift, in which Milk made a massive effort to rebuild a stormy ocean in CG as well as the Digi Doubles for the main characters and the boat. I also worked on quite a few series with shorter turn round like Altered Carbon for Netflix and Origin, Electric Dreams, Good Omens and many others.

What work are you most proud of working on and what is your most notable achievement?

I don't really know. It's hard to pick one. I'm very proud of Adrift as my main goal has always been working on films. But I also kind of love some shots I did for Origin. I think the director and the DOP did a really good job on set and when we added the VFX, the final result was outstanding.

What is it like to work as a Digital Compositor at Milk Visual Effects?

Working as a Digital Compositor at Milk VFX has been fun and challenging. Milk is a company where you can spend a couple of months working on TV series, getting a wide variety of work. The Company also works on movies, so it may happen to move on to a film where you have few shots for 6-8 months until each pixel gets approved.Another important thing that I have really loved about Milk is that once you get in, it feels like being part of a big family. Everybody is nice and friendly. I have made some very good and genuine friendships and I am still in touch with all of them even though I am not working there any more.

What do you find most exciting about working in the creative industry?

The most exciting thing for me is that every show is different. You never know what comes next and I think it will keep happening even after years of experience in the field. We will always get surprised by the shows. And that's the beauty of it. Because that leads us to find out many new things about the world, life, science, history, you name it.

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

I would say that what really makes the difference for me is the willingness to do new things that has always driven me to ask more and more to other people and to learn new things. If something inspires you, don't let the laziness beat you. And then, once you have started, don't feel afraid to ask for feedback or advice.If you are able to find the right moment, being humble and keen to listen to what they think, they will be more than happy to help you. Moreover they will know what your skills are and possibly, they may reach you out if they have something that fits you. That worked for me.

Thanks to Escape Studio that I've started meeting so many awesome VFX artists. During your studies and throughout all the great events they organize, you have many opportunity to expand your network.

Lorenzo Marconi