Framestore - LA
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 11:40:04 GMT
Minsang Lee is a nuke compositor based at Framestore’s studio in Los Angeles. After joining as a compositing intern in 2017, he has since worked on advertising projects for household brands including Carfax, Chameleon Coffee, Expedia, Frito Lay, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and Wells Fargo. Lee is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Minsang> As an artist, I can sometimes focus too much on the details at the beginning stage of a project -- which is not necessarily helpful for posting. Clients expect direction or an outline of shots in the WIP post, not intricate details, so it’s always important for me to remind myself to set details as a low priority at that point in time.
Heavy VFX shots require a lot of back and forth with the client up until delivery, so it’s vital to keep the script clean and neat, not only to stay on track but also to factor in the chance that someone else may end up taking over my shot (and vice versa).
Minsang> Clear artistic and technical direction/feedback.
Minsang> 10% at school, 90% working at Framestore.
Minsang> Ultimately, I follow the calendar that our producers and crewing team put together and work up until the designated delivery date.
Minsang> IMAX. I will never forget my first experience watching Interstellar on IMAX. The massive screen size and spatial sound are simply impactful.
Minsang> Initially there were some tech issues, but they were quickly solved by our System team -- I always appreciate their help. After the early hurdles, I 100% adopted the new remote working lifestyle. I have found myself reaching out and communicating with people more than I used to do in the office. Plus, I really enjoy the time I’ve saved on commuting.
Minsang> I miss seeing my Framestore colleagues. I look forward one day to being able to say hello in person with love and passion because they are awesome teammates.
Minsang> I have always been inspired by first generation VFX movies like Terminator, Titanic and Starship Troopers (top secret: I still haven’t seen any episodes of Star Wars). Framestore’s compositing internship was my first chance to get into this industry. My first project was an NRJ Mobile commercial as a compositor. I had so much fun working on it and quickly realised how much I loved the job.
Minsang> I worked on 14 frames of my own shot for a Universal Studios Orlando commercial. One day, when I was at LAX airport returning from vacation, I missed one of my visa documents and was called into a security room to verify my identity. Sitting in that room was scary, but all of sudden that very commercial popped up on the TV screen and I was overcome with pride.
Minsag> A Japanese Pocari Sweat commercial 2021. Beautiful visuals and background music. Initially I assumed it involved heavy VFX shots, but they actually shot the ad with a practical set.
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