Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
Video Director, Motion Graphics Designer, and 3D Artist, Creative Brand Advertising
Miami International University of Art & Design
[Without my education] I would not be able to handle the pressure and tight deadlines of the real world. Gianflavio Gordillo , Video Director, Motion Graphics Designer, and 3D Artist, Creative Brand Advertising Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, 2016 , Miami International University of Art & Design
Gianflavio Gordillo is a video editor, motion graphics designer, and 3D artist for Creative Brand Advertising (CBA) in Miami, Florida. He’s responsible for taking raw footage and transforming it into a finished product for clients. “A typical video starts by being cut, color corrected, and reviewed. After that, voice overs and music are added. Parallel to this work, graphics are being worked on to be animated. 3D animations usually take longer and rendering can take days,” he says.
Gianflavio adds that the two most challenging parts of his work are deadlines—and the unknown. “When I first joined CBA, we had a cool video to work on for FoodSaver. My task was to create a 3D animation of FoodSaver’s foodsealing product and show how many layers it had. I knew how to do it, but I didn't know how long the render was going to take. After days of wondering, I was able to set up a mini render farm with the other computers and we were able to deliver the video on time with the 3D animation.”
In his current position, he’s the only person at CBA working in video. “We always teach and show each other new things to keep creativity flowing.” And he is excited to see how much he’s grown since he started creating 3D in school. “I was doing renders multiple times a month to exercise my skills and become better. That hasn't changed. It's been almost a year since I graduated and my artwork keeps getting better and better. I think it's clear when you look at my early work and at my work now.”
Gianflavio, who in 2016 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics from Miami International University of Art & Design, says that his education helped him to manage the pressure and tight deadlines of the industry. He encourages students to practice what they’re learning in the classroom. “School isn't just about grades, and your education shouldn't start or end on campus or when homework's done. As a student, I was always ahead of everyone else because when I got home I watched tutorials and actually did them. It will all be worth it in the end.”