Manikandan Sathyabalan

Manikandan Sathyabalan is an India based senior Visual effects artists with over 15 years of industry experience in Various Hollywod movies. He has been fortunate to work with Oscar award winning studios as Sony Pictures Imageworks and The Moving Picture Company, Starting his career as roto artist, he developed a fine combination of both artistic and technical understanding of film postproduction and visual effects from a photorealistic point of view.

Some of his notable film credits include Lead Roto Artist in Spiderman, Hancock, I am Legend and Lead Paint/prep artist in Harry potter, Life of PI and 2d compositing supervisor-The Legend of Hercules. He has worked as a Visual effects producer/supervisor for feauture films including Occupants, Far too Far and HomeComing, etc.

Being specialized in vfx desinging and execution, He worked closely with many directors and VFX Supervsiors all around the globe. He currently working as an indpendent Visual effects Consultant for many domestic and international projects including Hollywood films, Independent moivies, Documentaries, Music videos, Web series, etc.

What I Do?

Occasionally simple unbiassed guidance from an independent expert might be what's needed.
I can offer advice - practical, creative, and budgetary - on all aspects of Visual Effects in Production and Post Production.
Prediction of Accurate budget and Time required for the VFX in a project.
Working with in the budget and producing appropriate Visual Effects from concept through to completion.
Previsualization in 2d and 3d techiniques.
Technical solutions to bring out the directorís creative vision.
Communicating and project execution with various VFX studios to meet the requirement depending on the budget.
Onset Supervision and guidance on all kind of VFX shots.
Blue Screen and Elements Shooting Methodology.
Hiring experts and specialised senior artists for more complex tasks to meet the quality.
Coordinating the entire process and Crew and regular updation with screenings.

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TitleAutomatica
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleBMW Comercial
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleFORD Commercial
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleFar too Far (mexican movie)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Producer
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TitleGaro (japan movie)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleHome Coming (tanzanian movie)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleCommercial Infiniti
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleJockerGame (japan movie)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleLo Scambio (italian movie)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleTHE LEGEND OF HERCULES
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleCompositing Supervisor
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TitleSALLY HANSEN (COMMERCIAL)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleOLD SPICE (COMMERCIAL)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleOCCUPANTS (MOVIE)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Supervisor
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TitleNESHIMA (MOVIE)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleMONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (TV PLAY)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleLOREAL(COMMERCIAL)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleLET'S BE EVIL (MOVIE)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleTHE LENON REPORT (MOVIE)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Artist
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TitleJUSTICE LEASE (WEB SERIES)
Done ByScreen Artz
RoleVFX Producer
  • project 1

    MUSIC VIDEO

    AUTOMATICA

  • project 2

    COMMERCIAL

    BMW

  • project 3

    COMMERCIAL

    FORD

  • project 4

    MOVIE

    FAR TO FAR (MEXICO)

  • project 5

    MOVIE

    GARO (JAPAN)

  • project 6

    MOVIE

    HOME COMING (TANZANIA)

  • project 7

    COMMERCIAL

    INFINITI

  • project 8

    MOVIE

    JOKER GAME (JAPAN)

  • project 9

    MOVIE

    LO SCAMBIO (ITALY)

  • project 10

    MOVIE

    THE LEGEND OF HERCULES

  • project 11

    COMMERCIAL

    SALLY HANSEN

  • project 12

    COMMERCIAL

    OLD SPICE

  • project 13

    MOVIE

    OCCUPANTS

  • project 14

    MOVIE

    NESHIMA

  • project 15

    TV PLAY

    MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

  • project 16

    COMMERCIAL

    LOREAL

  • project 17

    MOVIE

    LETS BE EVIL

  • project 18

    MOVIE

    THE LENON REPORT

  • project 19

    WEB SERIES

    JUSTICE LEASE

Honors & Awards

Awards

  • 1) Key to Sucess award


    Jan 2006 Awarded as a Best artist of the month by Madhu sudhanan-National award winner for Visual effects.
  • 2) Best Team Leadership Award


    Jun 2011 Technicolor
  • 3)Oscar Award For Life of Pi(2013)


    Paint/Prep Lead -MPC
  • 4)Best VFX Supervisor Award for Occupants


    Virgin Spring Cinefest.

Honors

  • 1)Compositing training workshop (2008)


    Sony Imageworks India
  • 2)Intense Compositing Training(2011)


    MPC Comp Academy









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What Client Say?

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"Mani did a great job! He was flexible about the job and fast with communication. He even added some nice additional components which elevated the output. I will definitely be working with him again in the near future"

client 1

Tommy Friedman - (Director/Producer)

 Friedman Pictures

"Your works looks excellent. You guys did a terrific job. I would like to personally thank each one of them. I will definitely will be contracting you again. Thank you !"

client 3

Fede Ponce - (Creative Director/Vfx supervisor)

 Los Angeles

"I would recommend Screenartz for any roto work you need to outsource. Mani was easy to reach, excellent to work with, responsive to suggestions and changes. The work was done quickly and precisely at an excellent value. They had no problem making adjustments. I will trust any future roto work to Screenartz."

client 2

Scott Rucci - (Founder)

 Rucci Productions

"The most vital part of post production, at least from the director's perspective, is trust. trust that the element of my story that I have put in the hands of a third party the despite the thousands of miles between my production house and the craftsmen at screenartz, i established both of those intangible elements to the point that i would put any project, from now until the end of my career, in the hands of manikandan and his crew."

client 2

Justin hunt - (Film Director)

 Time and Tide Productions.

"In the feature îLo Scambioî for RAI Cinema we had a very important scene in the end where the driver of a car was to exposed. We needed about 1,5 mins of advanced masking to be Manikandan provided us with this within 3 days so we could keep the deadline of delivery. The communication and delivery went very smoothly over internet from India to Sweden. Next time we have a similar job I wonít hesitate to use Screenartz again."

client 2

michael@shootpost.se - (producer)

 sweden

"It was a pleasure to with Manikandan Sathyabalan and his talented visual effects team on my feature film "Occupants". Manikandan was very communicative and open to several passes for each visual effects shot. In the end, they gave me exactly what I wanted and I am very appreciative for that."

client 2

Russel - (Film Director)

 Occupants, California

"Mani did the job that no one else would take (it was a very difficult job) and he also did it in a timely manner. Keep in mind I went trough 3 VFX artists in my neighborhood Mani however has!! He kept me informed of the progress at all times and made sure I was happy every step of the way. Anytime I asked for a change he would verify it with me and do it 100% no bitching no nagging. He exceeded every expectation I had. Mani is a gem and I will and have reccomended him to anyone searching for QUALITY work. I will keep him in my rolodex as long as I am working. All I could say is I wish I had found him years ago. This would have saved me TIME,MONEY,HEADACHES. If you need work done the RIGHT WAY don't pass him up!! Mani thank you again for all your hard work I can't wait to get started on upcoming projects."

client 2

Gabriel Francisco - (Producer)

 The Lennon Report

"I have worked with Mani and his team on several projects over the last 18 months that have included roto and camera tracking work. I work as a freelance VFX / Animation producer with some of the leading vfx and animation houses in Sydney and have been happy to introduce Mani to these companies. Mani is always quick to respond to my emails, deliver quotes, and his understanding of the tasks involved is always spot on. Delivery of work has always been on schedule, and top quality even when I've been forced to give him a ridiculous deadline. I am happy to recommend Mani and his team to anyone who may be interested in working with them."

client 2

James Hudson - (Executive Producer)

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