Allar Kaasik

Allar is one of our Compositing tutors and teaches both short courses, postgraduate and undergraduate students. He has 11 years experience working in the VFX industry and 4 years working and teaching in higher education.  

After years of compositing commercials, music promos and feature films in Nuke and Flame, heading the VFX editorial department at Realise Studio and developing their pipeline solutions; the childhood calling of science drove him back to continue his studies in computing and the brain. Using his experience and knowledge he has worked with our Head of 2D to revise the MA VFX Production programme.

His research interests include computer vision, natural and artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces and finding approaches to bridge the art of cognitive neurosciences with the awesomeness of visual effects.

Education
Digital Post Production MA from the National Film and Television School

What’s Allar been up to?

  • June 2017 - Allar ran a workshop: Learning the Potential of Nuke’s 3D System at Barcelona International Arts and VFX Fair (BARS)
  • In 2017 Allar worked as the VFX Supervisor on The Full Story, and the film was shortlisted for a few ‘Best Film’ awards including, Wimbledon International Short Film Festival, Act Screen Industry Association, The Edinburgh International Film Festival Limited and CITIA Image et industries creatives. And VFX for a short film ‘Claam’ 2017, director Nathaniel MartelloWhite - Raindance