STOYAN DASKALOV’s World Of Dreams
Meet Stoyan Daskalov – another awesomely talented CG Artist of the REDVERTEX’s team. He has studied Industrial design at the Technical University of Sofia and has been working at REDVERTEX for five years. His professional experience in the industry includes working with companies from all over the globe, including Broadway Malyan, CallisonRTKL, Royal Caribbean, ATKINS, AZIZI, EMAAR ect. Stoyan is not only qualified to create stunning arts and animations but also to be one of the CGI experts at the office. Occupying the position of a "guru" he does the training of new colleagues and helps the other in their technical difficulties. He also takes the responsibility of quality control of the projects that we produce and deliver to our clients.
What makes you want to work for REDVERTEX? What motivates you?
The challenge and ambition to get the best final result. Even in the most basic housе I try to do something that I have never done before. It is really awesome to be an artist these days, because you are given the opportunity to do almost anything you want by making any dream a reality. REDVERTEX is the best place with the best tools and specialists for that.
What were your first days at the REDVERTEX like?
I start working at REDVERTEX studio back in 2013. It was September 15th and I remember this day, because it was the first school day in Bulgaria and it was my first day, entering a new learning period in my life. I have worked in the 3D industry before, I have even taught 3D Advanced modeling classes at the university. Entering the REDVERTEX’s door I was confident it wouldn’t be a hard task for me but after the end of the first day I realized that my knowledges are not on level 20 but on -20. I didn’t scare of this fact, but exactly opposite – I was feeling lucky to have the opportunity to learn from one of the best and experienced teams at the office.
Tell me more about the Nexus School project?
The project was very important for the Singapore office of Broadway Malyan, because it was commissioned by the Ministry of Education. For them it was really important everything to be done perfectly. It has very innovative and futuristic design. The entire floors of the building can be rearranged in order to organize rooms with different sizes by using the movable walls. That was definitely something I have never seen before.
This was my first very big animation I had to lead by myself. I was in charge of the entire communication between both teams and it was kind of a stressful position to be on, but very honorable as well.
Who worked on the images (from both the 3D and the post production teams)?
I worked together with Dian Shishkov, Ilian Atanasov and Maria Teneva. We received a lot of support from our colleagues from other teams. Once we finished the CGIs I had to start working on the animation with BM’s team, developing the storyboard and camera paths. The final post production was a collaboration between me and my colleague Nikolay Ranguelov. He did the post production for the exterior shot and I did all infographics, CLAY diagrams, logos and post production to all interior shots and the final montage.
How many images (types?) were produced?
At the end we delivered to our client two human eye level images, two areal ones and 3 minutes animation. Our goal was to create the video in most dynamic and modern way in order to present this project to the Ministry of Education.
You can see more for both project and animation at the link below:
What was it like to work with the Broadway Malyan team? Where there any specific requirements for the images?
As always it was a great pleasure to work with such an experienced team. They are very professional and always know what they want to achieve at the end. The nicest thing about our collaboration is that they are vary open-minded. We discussed the project constantly exchanging ideas about it’s look.
How did the project go? How long did you need to produce the final product?
The project was separate into two different parts. Still CG Images and 3D animation. The still images took us around 10 days. Then I started to work on the storyboard for the animation. From the day one we knew that we will have an animation, so everything we did for the project was already fully optimized. The finalizing of the animation took us 10 more days.
What was your favorite part of the CGIs? Which CGIs did you work on?
My favorite part of the entire project was the beautiful and colorful greenery around the river side done by Dian. I personally took part in the two aerial shots.
Have you ever been to Singapore? If so, what do you think of the country?
No, I did not. It will be a great experience for me to visit this megapolis and to take a closer look to it’s culture. There you can find some of the most ambitious and beautiful architectural project in the world and definitely is on my check list.
What are your hobbies outside work?
One of my favorite hobbies is photography. I cannot qualify myself as a photographer but I really like the art in it.
I also love everything related to science and space. In a lot of my spare time I read articles about the technologies and science.
The second best thing in the word except LOVE is to travel. I feel myself as a man, who is born not to stay at one place and I want to travel around the world.
I also like to draw and create art with my hands. For me drawing is very peaceful act, that requires a lot of great music.
At home I like to keep developing myself as a 3D artist as well and keep myself always busy with new challenges. Most of my artistic energy goes to my passion for product design, cars, and visual effects.
More you can find at my ArtStation page:
Tell me something I don’t know about you?
I feel myself as a dreamer sometimes. As a CG artist I constantly scan and explore the world around me. With that information always in my mind, I dream and imagine everything in such a level of details, that I can literally sit down and start drawing my imagination on a piece of paper. To be honest these worlds aren’t always the most beautiful once. Many times I imagine a lot of epic scenes, like they are out of some new movie like LOTR for example … and yes … most of the times I die trying to save the world. :D
If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Neil Armstrong. He is the first man who put a footstep on a completely "new world". For me, it will be very curious to ask him about what went through his mind when he opened the lunar module and went out for the first time in human history on top of the new "world". It will be a great honor for me to sit down to a man like him.
What are your three favorite things in the world?
- Nature - I just cannot live without it. Everything from sing of a bird to the colors of the clouds is inspiring for me.
- Music in all of its aspects. From classical movie soundtracks, thought electronic trance and house beats all the way to the heaviest rock and metal strings
- And most dramatic of them all - Love. Love to everything that surrounds me, from the smallest rock in the dirt to the biggest galaxies in the universe.
If you were the CEO of REDVERTEX name one thing you would make compulsory in the office and one thing you would ban?
If I was the CEO of the company, I will probably ban smoking during the work and will replace the cigarette brake by looking inspiriting things, reading an art books or just eating fruits.
If I have the opportunity to compulsory one thing, it will be every employee to take a 15-minute nap after lunch.
If I were to ask your current boss to tell me one thing you are doing and drives him crazy what would be?
When I say: "My computer doesn’t work again because I do not have enough RAM." :D
You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
I will travel all the way to India with it and I will constantly apologize to him for all the pizzas I have eaten. I will also name him Kristopher. :)
Have you ever stolen a pen from work?
Mm … I use only pencils to write with. :)
How do people communicate in a perfect world?
Hopefully with a smile and compliment. :)
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