Rafael Martins has worked for leading studios One of Us and Union; and he’s shared his background details with us, including why he chose the creative industries, an insight into some of the films he’s worked on and advice for anyone looking to get into visual effects.
What course did you study and when?
Rafael Martins studied the Advanced 3D 6 week course at Escape Studios
Why the creative industries?
For seven years I have worked as a graphic designer in many different fields, from typography, general graphic design for corporate and creating website pages layouts and I have also had the amazing opportunity to dip into show production when I was in charge of creating the screens content design for the Kylie Minogue tour, Aphrodite. I have always enjoyed creating effects since I was a child, obviously manually at that time, by creating shows at home with dry ice and using colored lights. I completed the Advanced 3D for Visual Effects course at Escape Studios in 2016 and knew what I needed to do, turning my hobby into my everyday routine and following my real passion. First I worked at Union VFX for 6 months and now I am currently working at One of Us where I have been for almost two years.
What have you worked on / been up to since you left Escape Studios?
Since leaving Escape Rafael has worked on films such as The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Venom and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.