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Gabriela Burcea

VFX artist/coordinator
bitzu0611@yahoo.com

Summary
• 14 years of professional experience in film, broadcasting and commercials
• Strong knowledge of Visual Effects Post-Production workflow: supervision, coordination and
production.
• Very good proficiency in graphic-design softwares: 3D-Max, Shake, After Effects, Combustion,
Premiere, Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, CorelDraw.
• Very creative, giving and hardworking person, willing to improve my knowledge.
• Good communication skills and ability to work with short deadlines under-stress.
• English, Romanian, German (BL)
• Experience in teaching Visual Effects workflow for: Feature Film/TV/commercials (College and
University).

Specialties
• VFX Artist (Concept design, 3D Compositing, FX, Keying, Roto, Tracking).
• VFX Project Managing: coordination and production, effects break-down&budgeting the script,
scheduling, consultancy-work with the director and production stuff to develop their ideas and visions.
• Professor lecture: teaching skills, university/students projects managing.

Experience
Visual Effects Project Manager at Footage Inc.
March 2009 - March 2009
Battle Forge trailer project, EA's online card collecting strategy game

• VFX Project Managing - managing, coordinating, supervising, scheduling, time and deadline
management, consultancy-work, database management, project research, art research, client
communication interface with USA Productions, conferences leader, meetings management,
interact link with co-workers and client, VFX art work asset.
• Artist/Designer Tools: Shake, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, 3D Max, Maya.
• Productivity Tools: Phyton script, NeoOffice, FTP protocols, MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel,
PowerPoint, MS Scheduler.

VFX artist/coordinator at Footage Inc.


February 2008 - March 2009 (1 year 2 months)
• VFX Artist - Concept design, 3D Compositing, FX, Keying, Roto, Tracking
• VFX Coordinating/Project Managing - coordination, supervising, effects break-down and script

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budgeting, scheduling, consultancy-work, database management, project film research, client
communication interface with USA/Canadian Productions.
• Artist/Designer Tools: Shake, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, 3D Max, Maya.
• Productivity Tools: Phyton script, NeoOffice, FTP protocols, MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel,
PowerPoint, MS Scheduler.
1 recommendation available upon request

Professor lecture – VFX for Feature film at ChungKang College


March 2008 - July 2008 (5 months)
• Lectures on Visual Effects workflow for Feature Film.
• Lectures subject preparation, concept, materials research.
• Classes on Compositing, Concept Design, Film Theory.
• Instruction on computer graphic softwares: Shake and After Effects for junior level.
• Students projects managing.
• Grading.

VFX Artist/VFX assistant co-ordinator (freelancing) at Footage Inc.


November 2007 - February 2008 (4 months)
• VFX Artist - 3D Compositing, FX, Keying, Roto, Tracking
• VFX Coordinating - coordination, scheduling, consultancy-work, client
communication interface with USA/Canadian Productions.
• Artist/Designer Tools: Shake, After Effects, Photoshop.
• Productivity Tools: Phyton script, FTP protocols, MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel.

Professor lecture – VFX for TV/commercials/film at Dongseo University (South Kr)


September 2005 - December 2007 (2 years 4 months)
• Lectures on Visual Effects workflow for TV/Commercials/Feature Film.
• Lectures on Editing workflow for TV/Commercials/Feature Film.
• Lectures subject preparation, concept, materials research.
• Classes on: Concept Design, Motion Graphic Design, Graphic Design, Commercials Analyse, Art
of Editing, Editing Theory, Editing History, TV/Film/Commercial technical Theory; Titles,
commercials, film breakdown&analysis.
• Instruction on computer graphic softwares: After Effects, Photoshop, Premier, Illustrator for all kind
of grades.
• Students projects managing.
• Grading.

Motion Graphics Designer at Factor


March 2001 - September 2005 (4 years 7 months)
Freelancing job
• Worked with clients to develop their ideas and visions from conception to final product.
• Managed various commercials, TV show-packages projects.

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• Being in charge with creation, animating, compositing all project's elements.
• Artist/Designer Tools: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator.
1 recommendation available upon request

Senior Motion Graphics Designer at Pro TV


1995 - 2005 (10 years)
• Worked with clients to develop their ideas and visions from conception to final product.
• Managed various commercials, TV station ID, TV show-packages, Commercials, Feature Film
projects.
• Being in charge with creation, animating, compositing all project's elements.
• Artist/Designer Tools: 3D Studio Max, Boujou, After Effects, Combustion, Premiere, Speed Razor,
Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, Corel Draw, VizArt, Pinnacle Flash Grafix and Paint, Alias Wavefront
Explorer, Composer.
3 recommendations available upon request

Graphic Designer at Chiminform Data S.A


December 1993 - July 1994 (8 months)
• Worked with clients to develop their ideas and visions from conception to final product.
• Managed various Graphic Design, ID corporation design projects.
• Being in charge with creation, designing, compositing all project's elements.
• Artist/Designer Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter, FrameMaker, QuarkExpress, Premier,
Infini-D, MacroMind Director.

Education
MediaPro International
VizArt Certificate, VizArt Introduction, 2004 - 2004

MediaPro International
Discreet Combustion Certificate, MGD for TV/CM, 1998 - 1998

MediaPro International
Painter Certificate, Graphic Design, 1998 - 1998

MediaPro International
Speed Razor Certificate, Editing for MGD, 1998 - 1998

MediaPro International
Motion Graphics Designer Certificate, MGD for TV/CM, 1997 - 1997

MediaPro International
Permier Certificate, Adobe for MGD, 1997 - 1997

MediaPro International

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After Effects Certificate, After Effects for MGD, 1997 - 1997

MediaPro International
Adobe Illustrator Certificate, Graphic Design, 1997 - 1997

Magic System
Alias Wavefront Explore Certificate, Computer animation – Alias Wavefront Explore, 1995 - 1995

MediaPro International
Pinaccle System Certificate, Painter for MGD, 1995 - 1995

MediaPro International
Adobe Photoshop Certificate, Graphic Design, 1995 - 1995

Cultural House University


Drawing and painting, 1993 - 1994

Universitatea din Bucuresti


BSc, Chemistry and Quantum Physics, 1989 - 1994

Cultural House University


Drawing and painting, 1989 - 1992

Perp for Belle Arts University


Drawing and painting, 1988 - 1989

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Honors and Awards
May 1999
• Regional Gallery – Tulcea ScFi&F Gallery
(references from Mr. Bogdan Fofirca: Str. Unirii 53, Braila, Romania)

November 1998
• National Gallery: Computer Arts Exhibition (ScFi&Fantasy theme)
competition: 1st Prize Award
(references from Mr. Bogdan Teodorescu: avva@tvr.ro)

May 1988
• Regional Gallery - competition, 1st Prize Award

October 1984 - December 1984


• Bucharest National Children's Exhibition – competition, 1st Prize Award

December 1983 - January 1984


• Regional Gallery – competition, Second Prize Award

May 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985


• Regional Children's Exhibition
(1981 – 1985 references from Mr. Ion Pantilie, IC. Bratianu, Bl B1, Ap 35, Pitesti, Arges, Romania)

Interests
Painting, Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, reading&writing, Outdoor activities, music, sport,
photography.

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Gabriela Burcea
VFX artist/coordinator
bitzu0611@yahoo.com

5 people have recommended Gabriela


"It was my privilege to work with Gabriela during my 4-year tenure as head of marketing and on-air
promotion at PRO-TV in Romania. While she had no prior experience with on-air graphics, she was
a quick study and had a natural feel for the TV universe. Gabriela is a good listener and, therefore
adept at translating ideas into visuals. She works extremely well under pressure and can perform
under the most intense and chaotic deadlines. As a clear thinker she is a calming influence and a
great addition to any team. On top of all that, she has the most winning smile."
— Marsha Greenberg, Director, PRO TV, ACASA, MARKIZA TV, Central European Media
Enterprises, managed Gabriela indirectly at Pro TV

"I worked with Gabi soon after ProTV has launched din Romania. Her calm, humour and warm
personality have been essential to the success of our campaigns from the first years. Her
dedication to the job is second only to her creativity."
— Ada Maria Ichim, On-Air Promo Producer, PROTV SA, worked directly with Gabriela at Pro TV

"I worked with Gabriela Burcea since 2001-2005, as Motion Graphics Designer at Factor - a
Romanian VFX house production. Our collaboration was one of the most productive and
successful, as she is one of the best Motion Graphics Designer I've ever worked with: very creative,
hard working person, with huge capability to work under short-stressful deadlines, within a very
short time achieving a high end design for Factor projects on commercial, TV station IDs. Her skills
in 2&3D and her professional approach on any kind of project, always working on high standards,
with a high team spirit, make her an excellent colleague. I gladly recommend her to any company."
— Alexandru Ghitescu, Visual Communication Lecturer, Raffles Education Corporation, worked
directly with Gabriela at Factor

"It has been over a decade of working together with Ms. Gabriela Burcea for ProTV TVStation - part
of Central European Media Enterprises, which is the leading television broadcaster in Central and
Eastern Europe. Ms. Gabriela Burcea has been part of our Motion Graphics team on VFX
department. She practically grew up together with one of the best nationwide TV Station in
Romania, with each passing year transforming herself into a high end professional Motion graphics
designer. I had witnessed over a span of 10 years how her 2D&3D professional skills have been
developed, as we managed various TV ID corporation, TV show-packages, commercials, and film

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projects. She has been in charge with creation, animation and compositions all project's elements.
She has a very organized mind and she is scrupulous. Her creative passion, strong skills working
with powerful graphics design 2D&3D tools and ability to work with short deadlines and
under-stress, gives her all the attributes for a great team co-worker and an excellent employ. I fully
recommend Ms. Gabriela Burcea for a similar position to any other company. Florin Urlateanu
florinu@protv.ro"
— Florin Urlateanu, GFX Producer, PROTV SA, managed Gabriela at Pro TV

"Gabriela is one of the most thorough, organized and detail-oriented professionals I have ever
known in my fifteen years in the VFX business. She makes clients feel comfortable every step of
the way and is an asset as both an artist and producer. Every director, producer and VFX
supervisor would be fortunate to have someone like Gabriela driving their creative post production,
no matter where they are working. I can't recommend her enough."
— Brian Adler, was Gabriela's client

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