Juan Elias

Produtcion Designer

Buenos Aires, Argentina
I'm a professional with an unusual combination of an artistic and technical background. I´ve explored the disciplines of drawing, painting and sculpting all my life and mixed them with the tools the digital era has brought.
I have a trained and sensitive eye and a great capability for trouble solving.
he managment of diverse teams has given me thorough skills for teaching and orienting people.
I have fluid communication skills

Work Experience

100 Bares / Catmandu

Lighting / Compositing Supervisor

July 2013 - Present Buenos Aires, Argentina

100 Bares / Catmandu

Lead lighter / Lead Compostior


Managed both lighting and Compositing teams through diverse movie sequences in Juan José Campanella´s METEGOL (animation film), keeping the directors vision at all times.
Improved the lighting pipeline by analyzing its flaws, both technical and human.
Also fixed backend problems such as the motion blur system, having in consideration how important this was for a live action director.
Mentored the lighting department about the optimization of the ARNOLD render engine to reduce render times.
Also taught the lighting department important issues such as the correct use of camera lenses and its importance in the visual story telling.
Redesigned the compositing workflow to improve the timing and reduce the errors in the continuity for lack of global vision.
May 2012 - July 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pampa Films

Production Designer / Head of Look

Directed over 30 artist in the production design of the stereoscopic movie "little heroes" still in production. I've designed the general artistic concept, supervised the creation of over 50 characters and 40 locations.
Developed the final look and the workflow for every aspect of the production.
Worked along with the director Juan Pablo Buscarini and the Art director Mercedez Alfonsin.
March 2011 - April 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina

In Post We Trust

vfx supervisor

Supervised the vfx for the movie "UN CUENTO CHINO" by Sebastian Borensztein. Goya award winner for best iberoamerican movie in 2012.
Designed the vfx and supervised them, both on set and in the postproduction studio.
Developed the artistic look of every vfx sequence and also developed several shots myself.
August 2010 - February 2011 Argentina

In Post We Trust

VFX team leader / Studio art director

I've lead the vfx team in several productions from PAMPA FILMS, as "IMPOSTORES" from the director Bruno Stagnaro, in which I also directed the art for the opening titles.
At the time I also worked for a television series called "MIA", in which I've designed the cgi characters and supervised the set.
I've lead the vfx team in the movie "ANITA" from the director Marcos Carnevale
Los Angeles 2010 award winner.
Assisted the vfx supervisor on set and also developed several shots myself.
I've lead the vfx team in the movie "PAPA POR UN DIA" from the director Raúl Rodríguez Peila
Assisted the vfx supervisor on set and also developed several shots myself
2009 - 2010 Argentina

Pampa Films

Vfx team leader

I've lead the vfx team in the movie "LA LEYENDA" from the director Sebastián Pivotto
First Argentinean movie in surpass 500 vfx shots.
Developed the workflow for the integration of the cgi with the footage
Worked with several camera formats.
35mm, SI2k, RED and adapted the workflow for the logarithmic space
2007 - 2008 Argentina

Trexel Animation

3d artist

February 2002 - October 2005 Argentina

Nueva Escuela

3D software Professor

January 2006 - December 2006 Buenos Aires, Argentina



I've worked as a 3d artist in the movie "Patoruzito, la gran aventura" from the director José Luis Massa
2006 - Buenos Aires, Argentina


I've worked as a 3d artist in the movie "Una película de Huevos" from the director Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste y Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste
2006 - Buenos Aires, Argentina


I've worked since very young making Branding and Editorial design for several clients
1998 - 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina


Universidad De Buenos Aires (UBA)

Graphic Design

2002 - 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina


Advertising & Communication Technician

1996 - 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Image Campus


2008 - Argentina

Nueva Escuela

Advanced 3d design

2003 - Buenos Aires, Argentina


Spanish (Native),
English (Fluent),



Best Iberoamerican Movie



Adobe Photoshop, Painting, Visual Effects, Adobe After Effects, Arnold, Art Direction, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Drawing, Eyeon Fusion, Nuke, Pixologic ZBrush, VRay,