Summary

Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, I am a compositing artist with 20 years of experience in all aspects of VFX work from editing to grading.

I started with Flame in 1998, then around 2005 I switched to Shake then to Fusion. I had prior working experience with Nuke while it was still owned by Digital Domain but I started using Nuke for day to day work around 2010. I am comfortable and confident in all types of compositing work be it live action integration or cg.

After having worked as a Flame artist for several years at Sinefekt, I co-found two (consecutive) VFX studios, Makina and Otomat. Makina was the first Turkish studio that owned and operated a Milo Motion Control rig with a dedicated green screen studio. Otomat is known as a high-end studio especially for complex projects.

While running a VFX studio, I had to learn and practice everything from quoting to delivery. I managed the clients, worked as an on set supervisor, I setup the VFX pipeline, supervised the 3d artists and comped. This gave me a hands-on knowledge of editing, conforming, 3d and colour grading and provided me with skills to both work within a team and tackle projects from start to finish alone.

I have experience in shading, lighting and rendering in Maya and Cinema4D; I graded many TV commercials and a few feature films. I started coding in Python as a hobby which later developed to writing scripts for pipeline, gizmos for Nuke, scripts for Maya and vex for Houdini.

I recently moved in to London to setup the UK branch of Otomat.

Work experience

2018-Present — Otomat, London

Co-Founder, Senior Compositing Artist

Available for freelance/contracted work.


2011-2018 — Otomat, İstanbul

Co-Founder, VFX Supervisor, Senior Compositing Artist

Responsible for managing the clients, budgeting, supervising the team, setting up project pipelines and compositing.


2006-2010 — Makina, İstanbul

Co-Founder, VFX Supervisor, Senior Compositing Artist

Part of the team that operated the first Milo Motion Control in İstanbul. Worked on various commercials and feature films as vfx supervisor and lead compositing artist.


2005-2006 — Freelance

VFX Supervisor - Compositing Artist

Worked in most of the post production houses in İstanbul as a Flame/Inferno artist.


1999-2005 — Sinefekt, İstanbul

Senior Compositing (Inferno/Flame) Artist

Worked as a senior Flame/Inferno artist, mostly on commercials.


1997-1999 — KBA, İstanbul

3D Generalist

Started as a 3D artist, switched to compositing during 1999.


Film credits

IMDB Page

  • Allegretto (Short)
  • Kirik Kalpler Bankasi
  • Son Mektup
  • Rimolar ve Zimolar: Kasabada Baris
  • Incir Reçeli 2
  • Lifelong
  • Sen Kimsin?
  • The Crossing
  • Çok Filim Hareketler Bunlar
  • Usta
  • A.R.O.G
  • Heist School
  • Gen
  • Killing the Shadows
  • Crash (Short)
  • G.O.R.A.
  • Green Light
  • Sellâle
  • Simulacra (Short)
  • Hemso

Key skills

  • More than 15 years of experience and knowhow in all areas of post production pipelines,
  • VFX design, look dev and consultancy in pre-production,
  • On-set supervision, comfortable with filmmaker terminology and set requirements,
  • Ability to work deadline oriented,
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or alone,
  • Ability to lead and manage a team,
  • Eye for cinematographic reality,
  • Solving problems according to project’s requirements,
  • Fast, used to work in iterations,
  • Open to learning and to new ways of looking at things.

Software skills

  • Nuke Studio, NukeX, Fusion
  • Davinci Resolve
  • After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • PFTrack
  • Python, some VEX, HTML/CSS/JS
  • Working knowledge of Houdini, Maya and Cinema4D

Misc

My native language is Turkish. I am fluent in English, a bit rusty in French. I also make music with Yerçekimi.