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Warm & fuzzy flowers


To impersonate the feeling of receiving flowers, the art directors at Sapient Nitro NY came up with the idea of a cute little fury ball.

We brought this little thing to life in a series of 3 ads, shot in NY and LA, and postproduced in Paris.

I was visual effects supervisor and “creature” artist.

We really had much fun !

Ads & other animals


I worked as a set-up and SFX artist on ads featuring various animals.

The rhinos had to be very realistic, and one of my tasks was to ad the greasy jiggle effect on their fat bellies.

Ricky by François Ozon


The story of a Baby with… wings.

This was a very rewarding project.

I was responsible for creating the CG wings, from modeling, mapping, shading, to the complex wing folding set-up.

Since it was a “film d’auteur” sized team, I could also do lighting, rendering and final compositing on many shots.

Bird modeling & set-up


For Arthur and the Invisibles 2.

The real difficulty of this setup was that the bird had to look perfect with folded wings, and had to be able to open them realistically.



I developed a PHP object persistence library called Phpersistence.
It’s an object – relational mapping (ORM) solution that resembles Java’s hibernate.
It allows very quick and clean prototyping and development of web based applications.

Phpersistence is an open source project.
More on the website : www.phpersistence.org