Creator of the YouTube channel Hugo's Desk. A free channel with tutorials and videos from Director and VFX Supervisor Hugo Guerra. http://youtube.com/hugosdesk
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.
Jan 2008 – Dec 2017
Teacher and Lecturer in Photography, Compositing, OnSet and VFX
VFX Supervisor & 2D Lead
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
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
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
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
Sep 2010 – Oct 2010
Working as a solo senior nuke artist in a tv commercial for the Playstation 3 game GT5.
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.
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
Nuke's 3D system and Projections
Lead Senior Compositor
Oct 2010 – Nov 2010
Senior Lead compositor (Nuke) in 3 triple TV commercials, more info to come soon.
Nuke Artist (Stereoscopic)
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
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
Aug 2009 – Aug 2010
Main activities: Directing CGI animations, , Lead Compositing, editing in a freelance basis.
VFX Art Director / Lead Compositor
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
Jun 2010 – Jul 2010
Teaching the 5-Day comprehensive introduction to NUKE 101 at SohoEditors.
Freelance Digital Compositor (Nuke)
Jan 2010 – Jun 2010
Working as a freelance Digital compositor in Nuke for full HD CGI project.
VFX Supervisor / Digital Compositing
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.
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
(www.mozostudio.com), 25 Frames (www.25frames.com) 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.
Co-Director | VFX Supervisor | Lead Artist | Project Lead | Editor
Shot on location in Sweden at Stiller Studios in their absolutely huge motion control studio we combined live action plates with matte paintings and 3D. A mammoth piece of work with a vast amounts of finely detailed compositing all created at 2.5k and above.
This is the opening cinematic for the game Homefront The Revolution.
Find out more at Fire Without Smoke
Cinematic Intro Credits:
Directors: Will O’Connor and Hugo Guerra
Executive Creative Director: Will O’Connor and Will Cole
VFX Supervisor and compositing Lead: Hugo Guerra and Juan Brockhaus
3D Creative Director & Artist: Juan Brockhaus
Compositing: Hugo Guerra, Kirti Somerville, Justin Gros-Desir, Sebastian Lovén, Björn Gudmundsson
Motion Graphics: Will Cole, Jason Moss
Additional Modelling: Trace VFX and Dominic Werner
Stiller Studios credits:
VFX Director/Producer – Tomas Wall
Motion Control Supervisor – Tomas Tjernberg
Project Manager – Elsa Stjernström
DOP – Marcus Dineen
DIT – Olle Westberg
Grip – Niklas Wånggren
Gaffer – Maja Persson
Make Up – Rebecca Wahlberg
Asian Steve Jobs – Patrik Simon
Asian Steve Wozniak – Daniel Law
Extras: Frida Kindh, Jesper Gyllstad, Zsofia Pauliczky, Loka Vegborn, Jacob Moilanen, Rozemarijn Spanjaard
VFX Supervisor | Cinematic Art Director | Lead 2D Artist | Editor
Working closely with Square Enix in the UK and Visualworks in Japan we, Fire Without Smoke, created a very stylised Teaser Trailer for the upcoming Just Cause 3.
With music provided by Torre Florim, a fantastic reimagining of “Firestarter” by The Prodigy – each sequence was modelled in Maya and polished in Nuke Studio. Everything taking place in Rico’s minds eye allowed us to reveal our infamous, explosive hero in ultra high-end CG. All created by our in-house CG team.
Have a look at the Visual Effects breakdown here:
Find out more about Fire Without Smoke here.
More information here: http://bit.ly/1CgbL7O
Torre Florim (DE STAAT) – Firestarter
Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1tNjGZK
Listen on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1wuuomA
VFX Supervisor | Lead 2D Artist | VFX Lead | Hiero Artist | Nuke Artist
I was the Onset Visual Effects Supervisor and Project Lead at The Mill working closely with Director Francois Rousselet and Karmarama Group ECD and Partner Sam Walker to make this epic film.
Twenty-seven musical stars were filmed on a green screen, before The Mill’s 2D team seamlessly brought them together to appear in the majestic Alexandra Palace. The orchestra was then enhanced with a host of effects created in 2D and 3D including a crystal particle system surrounding Stevie Wonder, Lorde’s CG wings, a kaleidoscope of butterflies sitting on Elton John, Kylie Minogue’s CG bubbles and an exotic jungle backdrop surrounding the original Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
The Mill’s Matte painting team worked on a series of ornate Alexandra Palace backdrops, as well as conceptualising and creating the final ethereal cloud scenes from scratch, which feature fully CG clouds, hot air balloons and the final touch, a small animated feather, seen drifting down to gently rest on Brian Wilson’s piano.
We used pretty much every department at The Mill, using a huge array of software including Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Flame, Photoshop and Hiero to bring it to fruition and create the spectacular final result. This was a incredibly creative piece, from Jamie Cullum flying through CG clouds, to compositing a tiger on Brian Wilson’s piano! It was a team effort of immense proportions, involving hugely talented artists and I am very proud to have been a part of such an exciting project.
Onset Supervisor | VFX Supervisor | Lead Compositing
Written and Produced by: Jordan Schatz
Directed and Produced by: Peter Livolsi & Martin Dix
Produced by: Cory Desrosiers and Mike C. Nelson
Cinematographer – Barry Parrell
Editor – Chan Hatcher, No6 Editorial
VFX Supervisor – Hugo Guerra
Online Editor – Verdi Sevenhuysen
Special Thanks – Yole Barrera, Ellen Schmitt
Starring: Dede Drake, Karalyn Shima Honea, Ceciley Jenkins, Janell Cox, Hanie Lynch, John Ennis, Bree Essrig, Hayley Marie Norman, Camille Chen, Patty Wortham, Jill Parker-Jones and Mike C. Nelson
Introducing: Ruby Rose Rodriguez & Nolan Indiana Schatz
Tom Clancy’s The Division Meta-Novel – New York Collapse Survival Guide Trailer
Co-Director | DOP | Visual Effects | Colorist
Within the margins of this real survival guide, written before the collapse, lies a mystery— the story of a woman struggling to survive and to discover why New York City fell. Retrace her steps through the city in mid-crisis and solve her clues to reveal the key secrets at the heart of Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Tom Clancy’s The Division, coming 08/03/2016
Ten years after a terrible attack that wipes out part of the population, two brothers must rebel against a federation controlled by a psychotic soldier who once was part of the rebellion called "The Ghosts"....