Who i am
Lighting Artist /3D Generalist / Nuke Compositor
I’m Manuel Rico, 3D Generalist & Comper.I have been working in CGI industry since 1996.I have been creating visual effects for film & shows for over 16 years.I have also founded two companies for the visual effects industry in Spain: AlchemyVFX LTD and Mindfx Digital LTD, which provided me an invaluable experience during those early days.
Throughout my career, I have accumulated around 20 title credits,working in several companies like Pixomondo, MPC, El Ranchito, Pinkman, OutpostVFX among others.feeling lucky to work in productions like Star Trek, Oblivion, Guardians of the galaxy, GOT, Jungle book and the last acclaimed, Love death and Robots vol3, “JIBARO” for the recently Oscar awarded & Amazing Alberto Mielgo.
-Along my career I have worked in almost all departments/areas or roles, but I always feel creatively realized on Lighting roles or supervising shots.
I would define myself as a motivated , collaborative, skilled and a highly trained eye for CG integrations to enhance realism in a shot. Described as creative, dedicated, trustworthy, and always eager to improve my own skills.
years in cgi industry
years in film industry
IMdb title credits
- –Freelance Senior Lighting Artist(Houdini) at OUTPOST VFX (UK) LTD(2022- 2023).THE WHEEL OF TIME SEASON 2(Amazon) SILO (Apple TV+) (ep 1, ep 2)
- -CG Supervisor (freelance) at MundoFiccion Ltd” El Mundo Es Vuestro”(September 2021 – November 2021)
- –Senior Lighting Artist (Houdini) (Freelance) at PINKMAN.TV (April 2021 – August 2021)Love Death & Robots VOL 3.NETFLIX/BLUR Chapter 10: JIBARO(Alberto Mielgo).
- –Visual Effects Supervisor (freelance) for the Feature Film: The Host(2020) (February 2019 – March 2019)Director
- -Senior 3D Generalist / 3D Artist at El Ranchito VFX, working on major film projects (October 2015 – October 2016)- GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6 (S06E05)- OF KINGS AND PROPHETS SEASON 1.(S01E02 )- SLEEPY HOLLOW. SEASON 3 (S03E10)
- -Senior DMP/Environments TD at MPC for Disney’s The Jungle Book, Director John Favreau(April 2015 – November 2015) Oscar: Best Achievement in Visual Effects (2017)
- -TD Senior Lighting Artist(Katana) at MPC (the Moving Picture Company) for MARVEL Guardians of the Galaxy, Director James Gunn film (December 2013 – June 2014)
- -Senior Lighting Artist / CG Generalist at PIXOMONDO LONDON (January 2014 – March 2014) STAR TREK: Into Darkness. 2013. Director J.J. Abrams
- -CG Artist / CG Generalist at PIXOMONDO LONDON (September 2012 – April 2013)Oblivion,(uncredited)
- –Founder of AlchemyVFX LTD, primary role: Visual Effects Supervisor (2010-2012)Juan of the Dead / Mundo Cuadrado / Seis motivos para dudar de tus amigos / Ciudadano Villanueva / Ferreous 3D Stereoscopic Film.
- -Head of 3D / Visual Effects Supervisor (Self-Employed) at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions (July 2018)
- -Instructor at CEADE University as a 3D Teacher (2005-2010).This is a Private University(Bachelor (Honours) of Science in CommunicationSciences.University of Wales).
- -Azafran Producctions Ltd, Visual Effects Supervisor / Generalist, (2007 – 2010)
- -Advertisement spot: Estrela do Brasil, Director and Creation of advertisement spot (Freelancer, Manager/Supervisor), June 2008 – September 2008
- -Alcine Studios (L.Z Productions Ltd, Background 3D Ltd), 3D Generalist/Compositor, January 2006 – March 2007
- -Pizzel Studios, 3D animator, 2004 – 2006
- -Film: Cabeza de Perro. Imdb Director Santiago Amodeo, 3D generalist, April 2005 – September 2005
- -Paso al Sur Productions, TD, 3D Generalist, Senior animator, 2002 – 2005
- –CEO/Founder of Mindfx Digital LTD (2000-2003)
- –Nebula Entertainment S.L, 3D Generalist/texture artist/Senior modeler, January 1999 – December 2000.
- –MRRM Productions, Animator/3D generalist/Graphic Designer, January 1997 – January 1999
- –Cyan Animatica Role: 3D generalist February 1996 – March 1996 Proyecto:MUSEO DE LAS CIENCIAS CAC Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, CAC. S.A. Generalitat Valenciana.
What i do
-Lighting Artist( Katana, Houdini)
-Environment Artist (Maya, 3DSMax)
-Hard surface modelling/organic modelling (Zbrush,Mudbox) Maya, 3dsMax
-Supervising services (CGI, On set)
-Visual Effects Consulting Services