About Sharan Vaswani:
I have worked at Rhythm & Hues and Prana Studios, where I had the opportunity to work along with both the LA and the India team. My work extends to diverse areas of visual effects and animation such as flying theatre rides, Hollywood & Bollywood feature films, television shows, commercials, and advertising.
Presently I am an FX Lead/Technical Director at Rhythm & Hues. As a Technical Director, I have worked on creative aesthetics and developed several procedural systems and pipeline tools for the team so as to harmonize the process. My primary expertise is in creating physically-based simulations and shading for effects such as small and large water simulations, particle effects, fire, dust, and destruction, etc. During my time at Rhythm & Hues Studio and Prana Studios, I was part of the team that developed pipelines for software such as Houdini, Gaffer, Render Farm Tools, and various aspects of the FX workflow structure.
For the past few years, I have been working extensively on water simulations and my most recent project is The King’s Man. Other projects include Looking for Alaska, Beautiful Hunan: The Flight of the Phoenix, and a wide range of other effects on Hellboy, Manikarnika, The Queen of Jhansi, and others.
I graduated from Bournemouth University with a Master's Degree at Bournemouth in Digital Effects with a specialization in Houdini, which is my principal software for FX and I have a strong background in compositing on Nuke. I have also worked on proprietary tools in Rhythm & Hues and Prana to create FX simulations, presets, and setups.