NEW YORK — TV, film and advertising veteran Vadim Turchin has joined MPC (moving-picture.com), here, as CG supervisor. He will serve as a senior member of the CG team, working with its producers on bids, working with clients on-set, and leading teams of artists in the studio.
Turchin has worked at a number of highly respected agencies, studios and networks during his career. He worked on an independent basis for the digital ad agency R/GA and the cable network USA Networks, as well as for the VFX studios Click 3X and The Molecule. He also held staff positions at Curious Pictures, where he was creative director/head of CG and animation, and Brand New School, where he was VFX and CG director.
A native of Ukraine, Turchin graduated from Vancouver Film School, where he studied character animation after first earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Philosophy from the University of Rochester. He spent the next several years honing his craft in film and TV. His advertising credits include effects and CG on spots for Bose, Samsung and Hershey’s, while his programming contributions include work on The Affair, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Elementary.
As CG supervisor, Turchin says he looks forward to bringing his passion for teaching to MPC as a mentor to the junior creative crew. “The desire by students to learn is infectious, causing me to get continuously excited about what we do in the animation and VFX industry.” He speaks from hands-on experience, having taught in the Computer Arts program as New York’s School of Visual Arts, as well as at the online VFX school TDU.
“What attracted me the most to MPC is the culture of uncompromising desire to produce the most amazing work, supported by a team-centric group of people. I’m looking forward to solving new creative problems for clients while helping a new generation of artists grow into great members of the MPC family along with me.”