SANTA MONICA, CA — Multi-disciplinary content creation studio AFX Creative (http://afx.tv) continues to expand its diverse creative roster with the recent hiring of Yarin Manes, who will now serve as head of CG. Formerly with The Mill, Yarin is skilled at translating and implementing the client’s vision through the complex and ever-evolving nature of the VFX production pipeline. He was recognized with a 2021 VES Award for his CG lead role on Walmart’s Super Bowl spot, Famous Visitors.
“I had no doubt that I wanted to be part of the AFX Creative family,” Manes explains. “I say ‘family’ because there is a sense of warmth and friendliness woven together with top-notch professionalism and expertise amongst the team. For me, that’s the perfect culture that brings out the best in myself as a creative and as a leader. AFX Creative shares my vision and philosophy when it comes to leadership, company mission, culture and standards of excellence.”
With nearly two decades of experience working as a VFX artist and lead, Manes is highly skilled in all 3D generalist functions, and specializes in look development, lighting and compositing. His extensive career includes work on films, TV, commercials and music videos. Some of his contributions include work for Apple, Nike, Ford, BMW, Pepsi, Target and Audi.
In his new role, Manes will be tasked with helping expand AFX Creative’s current team with additional talent. He believes it’s important to ensure a high level of culture and connection with everyone involved, even though they all will be working remotely.