AMSTERDAM — The Autodesk Flame community recently honored The Artery VFX’s executive creative director and Flame artist Vico Sharabani with its inaugural Flame Award. The honor was presented at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), here, and recognizes Sharabani’s vast contributions to the visual effects industry over the past 23 years.
“Getting such recognition from this unique community of artists is very humbling,” notes Sharabani. “Flame has been central to my work and business since 1995, so I could have done very little of what I have without its amazing tools.”
Sharabani has built The Artery in NYC primarily on his Flame skills, amassing a portfolio that includes work for Nike and Mercedes, as well as fore artists such as Beyonce, Coldplay and Nicki Minaj. He is known for his sharing of knowledge with other artists. His SIGGRAPH technical paper and presentation in 2003 introduced an innovative 3D rig that was considered a major advancement in computer graphics.
“I have always been deeply engaged in a public conversation with other artists, and like to share my ideas openly,” Sharabani notes.