About

Jesse Pitela is a Los Angeles-based 3D product visualization artist and a liquid simulation specialist whose work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety, as well as featured by Autodesk. He’s worked on 3D animation projects for a wide variety of companies mainly in the consumer electronics market and has also created visuals that were displayed at CES 2018 as well as social media content, such as a quick animation recently created for Christiano Ronaldo’s brand ROC. He’s always looking for ways to incorporate his knowledge of visual effects (simulations of water, smoke, fire, particles) to make his clients’ products truly stand out.

POSTINGS / RECOGNITION

Autodesk / Chaos GroupCebas / NextLimit / Sitni Sati CGSociety / CGMeetup / CGChannel / CGRecord / CGTerminal / CGPressVisualFXHub / CG+ / CGBros / VFXShowreels.com / Iamag.com / PremiumBeat  / FilmShortage

SOFTWARE

3Ds Max / FumeFX / Phoenix FD / Thinking Particles / Vray / After Effects / Mocha Pro

CLIENTS

EXPERIENCE

Currently creating CG marketing content (launch trailers, product demos, prototype visualizations) for brands such as Shift (creators of the RevolCam), WAFR, Komuso Jewelry, Screamerz, Backbone…and others

Riotmaker – VFX for a variety of commercial productions

Chariotdrive – roto, smoke sims, electricity, and explosions for YouTube Red’s ‘Escape The Night’

12 short VFX driven videos for LA-based Neon Roots

The Resistance – particle and fluid FX for a military project involving explosions, canon blasts,  fire, smoke and so on.

3D tracking, keying and comp for a NY based CloudFactor‘s VR demo

Made a few custom FumeFX ‘magic smoke’ elements for feature ‘Zoe and the Prince’imdb

A series of product rendering animations for Audac‘s launch of their new speaker NOBA8

Finished a 20-minute action film which went on to win multiple awards.

PREVIOUS

Motion graphics for launch videos for Snapchat Stories

Edited and created all graphics for the final auction trailer by Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds

During senior year of high school my car commercial won 1st place and a car for charity

Ran a YouTube channel with a few thousand subscribers and made a short action video that got over a million views.

AWARDS

Winner of Jury Prize for Best Trailer Award at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival

Winner – Best Short Action Film – Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival

Winner – Best Visual Effects – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

Winner of the 2016 Cebas VFX Challenge

SOCIAL

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