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Babak Bina — Senior 3D Generalist, Director and Instructor

Babak Bina has carved out an illustrious career in VFX — and now he’s passing his knowledge onto a new generation. Originally hailing from Iran,  the band Tool’s visuals inspired Babak to pursue graphic design in Toronto. He’s gone on to work for visual effects studios Double Negative, Method Studios and Scanline VFX on movies and TV shows, including Game of Thrones, Black Panther and Wonder Woman.

This year, Babak has also started teaching how to create weird and wonderful creatures at The Gnomon Workshop. He tells Chris what it’s like to teach students he’s never seen and the tools he uses to create believable characters. Babak also discusses his new role as co-director of short movie, “The Seahorse Trainer.”

Links:

Babak Bina on ArtStation >

Babak Bina at The Gnomon Workshop >

Babak Bina on IMDb >

The Seahorse Trainer official site >


Chapters:

5:15 Early inspiration from Tool

12:25 Babak’s big break in Toronto

18:07 Being a remote teacher

27:20 Background in teaching

33:35 Becoming a filmmaker

41:28 Visual effects work

46:15 Talking software

54:14 The next big things in virtual sculpting

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

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