Creative Territory – Bharathi Anthonysamy

04 Jan 2021 • The Studio

Samia Hoque

We’re really proud of our staff at Territory Studio. Even if not directly involved in the awesome work we deliver to our clients, we each appreciate creativity and being creative, in whatever format. 

If you’re here, you’ve probably already seen our work. Now we invite you to get to know us better. Starting with our creative teams, we’ll be asking questions and sharing not only TS project work, but personal creative projects and what really inspires us day to day.

Bharathi Anthonysamy –
Junior Nuke Compositor

Travel, books and films are all important sources of creative inspiration for me. I would say though, that above all three, family and friends are my number 1 and most important creative inspiration.

– Bharathi Anthonysamy

Tell us a bit about you: 

I’m a CG Arts and Animation graduate. I began training in 3D but transitioned into compositing early on as an opportunity presented itself for me to do so. I’ve been compositing now for just over 4 years.

Who and/or what inspires you creatively? 

Travel, books and films are all important sources of creative inspiration for me. I would say though, that above all three, family and friends are my number 1 and most important creative inspiration.

I was lucky enough to visit Peru just before lockdown and walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This was massively inspiring, from the Inca’s stone architecture to their agriculture, religion, it was all an incredible experience.

I’m currently reading ‘The girl in the blue coat’, which is a novel by Monica Hesse that follows a Jewish teenage girl in 1943 Amsterdam during the German occupation. So far, very compelling as you realise the braveness of the heroine whilst heavily sympathising for what she has to go through.

I recently got round to watching the Todd Phillips’ Joker film. I felt the film had so much working in harmony for it, character-driven, immersive score, and the great use of colour in the cinematography. My favourite scene is when he’s dancing in the toilet. It’s such an abstract concept, but the moment they decide to show this scene in the film is the culmination of so much that you just get so emotionally drawn in!

How long have you been at Territory? 

2 years!

Why did you want to work at Territory? 

I initially joined as I was familiar with the work of their VFX supervisor Simon Carr. I already knew of Territory’s amazing reputation, especially in the world of UI design. Territory has been the only studio I’ve worked with that has so many in-house art directors, it’s provided me with a fresh perspective on the more creative side of compositing. I’ve learnt so much already and look forward to continuing to do so!

What’s been your favourite TS project to work on so far and why? 

We recently worked on the Brave New World TV series. Working in the industry, you very often get the chance of working closely with many talented artists. Territory was my first experience of working very closely with motion graphic artists and art directors. This, along with the fact that we were mostly compositing holograms, provided a breadth of creativity for me as a compositor, as you were essentially compositing sources of light so how you make it look really requires constant discussions with the artists and art director, and more often than not, you end up creating several versions to pick from.

Check out our project webpage here for BRAVE NEW WORLD

Where do you look for creativity online?

I’ve recently started watching the Gobelin school’s YouTube channel, the work that comes out of their school is super charming, and makes me smile in the morning!

I also occasionally check AWN for my VFX news. Although the news is generally animation centric, it very often covers VFX as they go hand in hand.

One of the reasons I became interested in VFX/Animation, aside from all the Pixar films, is because of watching this advert in 2003. I remember after watching it me and my brothers would spend hours making animated football stickmen in Microsoft Powerpoint!

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