If there’s one thing we love more than VFX, it’s our team. In our new series, REALTIMERS, we are showcasing the people behind the pixels to see what makes them tick.
This month it’s Cristina, our UE4 Auto Artist, who loves Rick and Morty and became obsessed with the world of CGI in high school.
Name & job title:
Cristina Bidiu, UE4 Artist
So, where do you fit in?
I learned to be more of a generalist over the years, but I do have a soft spot for beautiful environments and automotive.
How did you get your start in the industry?
I came across the CGI industry for the first time when I was in high school, and I was mesmerised by it. It took me 8 years from that realisation to actually become a CGI Artist, but I can say it was worth it. I do love what I do.
I never give up!
What inspires you on the day-to-day?
Being alive – I try to let myself be inspired every day by simple things, like the smell of winter when you open the window.
Your desert island luxury:
Rick and Morty and My Little Pony!
If you could work with anyone, who?
I would have liked to work with the American astronomer Carl Sagan, and make beautiful CGI for Cosmos.
If not this, then what?
A teacher, probably.
I like REALTIME because they treat me like a human and not a resource. REALTIME fulfils all my needs.
People would be surprised that…
I did bodybuilding in my youth! Haha.
Advice you’d give yourself if you were just starting out?
Be patient and keep going. You’ll get there.