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Rafael Falconi

I was born in Petrópolis, a small town near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and since a little kid I used to draw insects of the home´s garden, and stare wondering at the sky, as I still do today. 

 

I drew everyday through school classes, specially when I knew the content of the classes or when it was boring, so art would be my career, without a doubt. So I decided on the Graphic Design Course, at the School of Fine Arts of UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro, where I focused on Illustration and earned my Bachelor´s Degree. I had great instructors along the way to inspire me moving forward, so I´d like to thank Rui de Oliveira, Gerson Conforti, Guto Nóbrega, Carlos Machado, Marcus Dohman and the other interested teachers for being present and for their valuable insights.     

 

After graduating I had the pleasure to contribute with my artwork for the VFX industry, working around 4 years for the Globo Television Team, focused on Matte Painting and Environments, but with a generalist approach, from concept art to a fully integrated scene in live action, with Matchmoving, Matte Painting, 3D and Compositing. 

 

Then, in 2014, I worked as a Concept Artist and Creative Retoucher | DMP at Platinum FMD, an image conception studio in Rio, focused on Advertising, with several great campaigns. Meanwhile, I had the pleasure to work as Matte Painter on several projects, including 2 Films, with Boundary VFX, on the movie Pride and with Kaustav Sinha on Familien Jul, both making snowy matte painting shots.

 

Now I am currently working as a full-time freelancer with Concept Art and Matte Painting for VFX (Film / TV/Games), Background Illustration for Games and Creative Retouching for Advertising.

 

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." Poe

 

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