Hugo Guerra

Location London

Director & VFX Supervisor

Creative Director Director Visual Artist
12 Projects

Work History

Managing Director
Hugo's Desk
Aug 2015 – Present
London, United Kingdom
Creator of the YouTube channel Hugo's Desk. A free channel with tutorials and videos from Director and VFX Supervisor Hugo Guerra.
Freelance Visual Effects Supervisor
May 2019 – Oct 2019
Working as a Freelance Visual Effects Supervisor for Sony London Studios (SIE) and Sony Pictures LA.
Cinematic Director and VFX Supervisor
fire without smoke
Oct 2014 – Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom
Working as Cinematic Director and VFX Supervisor. Worked in Homefront, The Division, Until Dawn, Just Cause 3, COD Ghosts, amount others.
Teacher of Compositing
The Animation Workshop, VIA University College
Aug 2017 – Oct 2018
Teaching Nuke compositing
VFX Teacher & Lecturer.
Campus i12
Jan 2008 – Dec 2017
Eksjo, Sweden
Teacher and Lecturer in Photography, Compositing, OnSet and VFX
VFX Supervisor & 2D Lead
The Mill
Apr 2011 – Oct 2014
Working as VFX Supervisor at The Mill, Onset Supervisor, Lead 2D, Senior compositor. Responsible for the Nuke and Hiero pipeline of the London office.
Head of the Nuke department
The Mill
Apr 2011 – Jan 2014
Head of the nuke compositing department. Created a full Nuke and Hiero commercial pipeline, recruited and trained artists and managed a team of 30+ artists in the department. Was also VFX Supervisor, Onset Supervisor, Lead 2D, Senior compositor during that time.
Senior Nuke Artist
The Mill
Jan 2011 – May 2011
Working in a TV promo for MythBusters, a TV Spot for Wartner and a TV promo for ITV.
Senior Nuke Compositor
The Mill
Nov 2010 – Dec 2010
Worked as the senior nuke artist in a 1 min full CGI game cinematic for the Codemaster's game called Bodycout. Worked with a full multi pass pipeline for the shader rebuild, including SSS and a full 3D system using position point cloud in nuke to control the lens flares, volume lights and dust layer in full 3D.
Freelance Senior Nuke Op
The Mill
Sep 2010 – Oct 2010
Working as a solo senior nuke artist in a tv commercial for the Playstation 3 game GT5.
VFX Teacher
Sep 2013 – Sep 2014
London, United Kingdom
Been a teacher at FXPHD for 2 terms now, teaching the first Hiero and the first Nuke Studio courses of this Online school.
Compositing Instructor
Escape Studios
Mar 2010 – Jan 2013
Teaching / Lecturing in the 20 week Evening compositing course. Based in The Foundry's Nuke, it will cover all the essentials of compositing, visual effect theory and the more advance 3D system with UV projections, 3D matte paintings and basic shading inside Nuke.
Lecturer in Digital Compositing
National Film & Television School
Jan 2011
Nuke's 3D system and Projections
Lead Senior Compositor
Nexus Productions
Oct 2010 – Nov 2010
Senior Lead compositor (Nuke) in 3 triple TV commercials, more info to come soon.
Nuke Artist (Stereoscopic)
Nexus Productions
Jun 2010 – Aug 2010
Working as a the Nuke artist in two HD commercials for Panasonic, directed by Smith & Foulkes from Nexus Productions. Tasks ranged from 3d shader rebuild, Stereoscopic pipeline, pipeline custom tools and grading of the final TV Spot.
Lead Nuke Artist
Nexus Productions
Apr 2010 – Jun 2010
Working as a Lead Nuke compositor in 6 TV HD commercials for TNT directed by May & FX from Nexus Productions. Tasks ranged from 3D projections, shader rebuild from 3D, pipeline custom tools and grading of the final TV Spots.
Freelance Director / VFX Art DIrector / Lead Nuke Artist
Animech AB
Aug 2009 – Aug 2010
Main activities: Directing CGI animations, , Lead Compositing, editing in a freelance basis.
VFX Art Director / Lead Compositor
Animech AB
May 2006 – Aug 2009
Started as a Compositor / Editor and now working as a VFX Art Director and Director. Main activities: Directing CGI animations, VFX Supervision on Set, Lead Compositing, editing videos, tracking 3D and motion graphics creation for multiple projects. Development of Animech’s workflow for compositing and 3D rendering. Worked in projects from companies like: GE, Beckman&Coulter, Sas, Radi, ABB, Digene, Ericssson, Jamtkraft, Novozymes, Merk amount others.
Nuke Composting trainer
Soho Editors
Jun 2010 – Jul 2010
Teaching the 5-Day comprehensive introduction to NUKE 101 at SohoEditors.
Freelance Digital Compositor (Nuke)
Jellyfish Pictures
Jan 2010 – Jun 2010
Working as a freelance Digital compositor in Nuke for full HD CGI project.
VFX Supervisor / Digital Compositing
Phantom VFX
Jun 2009 – Dec 2009
Onset VFX Supervisor for the TV Show MIHigh from BBC / Kudos. Lead compositing / 3D Tracking and Pipeline TD on the same show.
Tutorials creation; Compositing; Nuke Pipeline Tutorials
cmiVFX, Inc.
2008 – 2009
Compositor; Nuke Pipeline; Gizmo Creation
Jun 2008 – Aug 2008
Support in VFX concept design, Nuke Compositing, pipeline and creation of several custom gizmos for projects including the music Intro directed by Eugene Riecansky for Madonna’s Sticky and Sweet world tour and a few TV Shows pilots.
Owner; Compositor; Director
The Maple Studio
Jan 2003 – May 2006
Positions held: Director, Compositor, Cameramen and Motion graphics artist. Main activities: Directing music videos, promos and corporate videos, developing TV show pilots, compositing and motion graphics creation for several projects in partnership with MozoStudio (, 25 Frames ( and Tatyana Hill.
Freelance Director / Compositor / Motion Graphics
Jan 2004 – Jan 2006
Freelancer as: Director, Compositor, Cameramen and Motion graphics artist. Main activities: Directing promos and corporate videos.
Owner; Compositor; Director
Jan 2001 – Jan 2003
Positions held: Co-Owner, Director, Compositor, Cameramen and Motion graphics artist. Main activities: Directing music videos, promos and corporate videos.


Polytechnic of Leiria
1996 – 2002