Jesse Pitela is an independent Los Angeles-based VFX and 3D artist, director and an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with brands such as Snapchat and Shutterstock, several VFX houses (ChariotDrive, Riotmaker, The Resistance) as well as starts-ups such as Komuso Jewelry (LA) and Backbone (SF) and whose work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety. He’s worked on projects ranging from product renderings to explosions and is mainly focused on FX including fire, liquids, and destruction. A student of blockbuster filmmaking and a muscle car enthusiast, Jesse often features the all-American Dodge Challenger in his projects.
Chaos Group / Cebas / NextLimit / Sitni Sati / CGSociety / CGMeetup / CGChannel / CGRecord / CGTerminal / CGPress / VisualFXHub / CG+ / CGBros / VFXShowreels.com / Iamag.com / PremiumBeat / FilmShortage
3Ds Max / FumeFX / Phoenix FD / Thinking Particles / Vray / After Effects / Mocha Pro
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
Motion graphics for launch videos for Snapchat Stories
Edited and created all graphics for the final auction trailer by Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds