Ran Manolov
Ran Manolov
Sculptor/ Art director/ VFX Supervisor
London, United Kingdom

Summary

I am a traditional and digital artist. I work in the film and games industry as an Art Director and Concept Artist. I also work as vfx supervisor at WWFX, London. I worked with Industrial Light & Magic, MPC, Blizzard, BLUR Studios, Framestore etc.
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Few projects worth mentioning are: "Diablo II Resurrection", "ARK II", "Love, Death & Robots Season 3", "Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen", "Jurassic world II", "King Arthur" and "Batman vs Superman" etc. Before moving to Supervision I worked mainly as a Creature/Character Artist or a Digital Sculptor.
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I have years of traditional background in Fine arts such as traditional drawing, traditional painting and traditional sculpting.
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AWARDS: I have won numerous awards for traditional and contemporary drawing.
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EDUCATION: Master of Arts specialty - illustration and graphic design at Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

Skills

Concept ArtAnatomyDigital SculptingDrawingCreature DesignCharacter ModelingConcept DesignCreature ModelingVFX Supervision3D ModelingHard Surface ModelingTexturing

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
3DCoat
3DCoat
Nuke
Nuke
Mari
Mari
Mudbox
Mudbox
Substance 3D Painter
Substance 3D Painter
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag

Reel

Productions

  • Blur studio
    • Video Game
      Unannounced Project
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      BLUR Studios
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    • TV Production
      Love Death Robots Season 3
    • Year
      2022
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      BLUR Studios
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    • Movie
      The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      VFX Supervisor
    • Company
      WorldWideFx UK
  • Rotgii
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Return of the Goat II
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Concept Artist
    • Company
      Absolute Post
  • Diabloii artwork
    • Video Game
      Diablo 2:Resurrected
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      Blizzard Entertainment
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      John Lewis/Waitrose Christmas
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Senior Character Aritist
    • Company
      Untold Studios
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Virgin Media | Seal of Approval
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      Untold Studios
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    • Movie
      Angel Has Fallen
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      VFX Supervisor
    • Company
      WWFX Uk
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    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Churchill: 2019 Chill Advert
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      Untold Studios
  • Hellboy reboot poster
    • Movie
      Hellboy: Rise of the blood queen
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      VFX Supervisor
    • Company
      WWFX Uk
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    • Movie
      Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Creature Modeler
    • Company
      Industrial Light & Magic
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    • Movie
      Bullet Head
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      NuBoyana Fx
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    • Movie
      Ready Player One
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Creature Modeler
    • Company
      Industrial Light & Magic
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    • Movie
      Doctor Strange
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Creature Modeler
    • Company
      Industrial Light & Magic
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    • Movie
      King Arthur: Legend of the sword
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Creature Modeler
    • Company
      Framestore
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    • Movie
      Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Creature Modeler
    • Company
      Moving Picture Company
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    • Movie
      Expendables 3
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Modeler
    • Company
      WWFX

Experience

  • VFX Supervisor/ Art Director at WWFX UK
    London, United Kingdom
    March 2018 - Present

  • Creature Modeler at Industrial Light and Magic, London
    London, United Kingdom
    March 2016 - March 2018

    One of the main creature modelers on the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ( responsible for:

    - concept sculpting

    - texturing

    - build

    - shapes

    - shot sculpting

    - upresing old assets from Jurassic World

    Also worked on:

    - Dr. Strange

    - Ready Player One

  • Creature Modeler at Framestore, London
    London, United Kingdom
    July 2015 - March 2016

    Concept sculpt and build of the main villain in Guy Rithie's King Arthur( 2017)

  • Creature Modeler at MPC, London
    London, United Kingdom
    October 2014 - March 2015

    Concept sculpting and detailing Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice( 2016)