Yarin Manes has joined content creation studio AFX Creative as head of CG, according to the company.
“Yarin brings to the table a robust CG experience in a variety of high-end work, deeply rooted in the advertising space,” said AFX Creative Executive Producer Nicole Fina. ”His blend of creative and technical prowess will help expand our CG capabilities. Yarin has an innate ability to connect with a director’s vision, which has earned him respect from creative teams and artists alike. Yarin’s passion for excellence, coupled with his unique expertise is aligned with the creative growth of AFX Creative as a whole. We are thrilled to welcome Yarin to our growing best-in-class team of talent.”
With nearly two decades of working as a VFX artist and lead, including time at The Mill, Manes operates in all 3D generalist functions while specializing in look development, lighting and compositing. His career includes working on VFX-intensive productions and at g CG studios for films, TV, commercials and music videos with such clients as Apple, Nike, Ford, BMW, Pepsi, Target, Audi and Walmart, among others.
Below is a spot for Walmart, “Famous Visitors,” that aired during the 2020 Super Bowl and includes VFX by Manes and his team at the time:
“I had no doubt that I wanted to be part of the AFX Creative family,” Manes said, also in a statement. “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.”
In his new role, Manes will help add top talent to AFX Creative’s current team, all of which work remotely.
“This role as Head of CG will utilize my understanding of all aspects of the department, along with my personal track record of establishing top-notch creative teams,” he said. “When leading creative teams, I believe it’s of paramount importance to relieve the artists of technical constraints, ensure the pipeline is reliable and efficient, and provide effective communication in every project. This allows the artists to stay fresh, excel at what they do best, and ensures delivery of high-quality content for our creative partners and clients.”