Tips From The Nuclear Bunny
Kobi Moldavski is a matte painter and environment artist who was born in Moscow but lived in Israel for most of his life. His work has varied from experimental to commercial and has spanned across feature films, 3D modeling, broadcast design, illustration and compositing. Before coming to Think Tank, Kobi completed a design degree from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Israel. After graduating from our diploma program in 2014, Kobi was hired by MPC as a junior matte painter to work on American Sniper. He stayed on with them for the next 2.5 years before moving to Double Negative. Since then he’s had the opportunity to work on a number of blockbuster shows such as The Mummy, Wonder Woman, Fast and Furious 8, Monster Trucks, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Sully, Ghost Busters, The Finest Hours and 007 – Spectre. Over the years, Kobi has learned some valuable lessons about the industry that he’d like to share.
Key Lessons and Advice
- It’s crucial to know how to receive feedback, how to manage your time and how to stay positive.
- Keep learning and building your knowledge base.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially in the beginning, or to admit that you don’t know something.
- You learn the most from troubleshooting or taking on tasks that are out of your comfort zone.
- Be nice (this is not a joke)! Getting along with your co-workers is crucial! Perhaps more important than any professional skill-set.
- Stress is good but we’re making movies not saving the world. 😉 It’s important to know when you’re burning out and when to take proper rest.