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By sdridje
March 15, 2024
Collision Award Jury Q&A

Boyan Georgiev, Key Lighting & Compositing Artist (Animation), Jellyfish Pictures

Bobby is a Lighting Artist and Realtime TD for Feature Animation. Bobby has worked among the biggest animation studios and is based in London.

Boyan Georgiev, Key Lighting & Compositing Artist (Animation), Jellyfish Pictures
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Meet Boyan Georgiev, Key Lighting & Compositing Artist (Animation), Jellyfish Pictures

Bobby is a Lighting Artist and Realtime TD for Feature Animation. Bobby has worked among the biggest animation studios and is based in London. He graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2017. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of shows, ranging from visual effects to TV and now feature animation. Some notable projects he has contributed to include The Lion King, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, Ron’s Gone Wrong, as well films such as Nimona and Garfield.

In addition to his work in animation, he is also the Chair of the London ACM SIGGRAPH, an independent volunteer-led organization that hosts events in London for the industry. These events include talks, mentorship programs, presentations, and conferences that aim to foster connections and learning within the CG industry in London.



Q: What was your first job in the industry? What did it teach you?

I started off my career in animation at Blue Zoo Animation, a great studio based in Fitzrovia, London. They gave me an opportunity fresh off university for which I am very grateful. I worked on a fun TV show for CBBC called GoJetters with the most prominent character being a sparkling unicorn called Ubercorn.

Q: What inspired you to join the field/who inspired your work?

I’ve always loved animation throughout my life. I grew up watching cartoons as soon as I could control the remote and even though I didn’t understand many of the them as I was younger they thought me basic English before I started studying it in school. Every week my mum rented a video cassette and we watched the newest animated films.

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I started off my career in animation at Blue Zoo Animation, a great studio based in Fitzrovia, London. They gave me an opportunity fresh off university for which I am very grateful.

Boyan Georgiev, Key Lighting & Compositing Artist (Animation), Jellyfish Pictures

Q: Which project are you most proud to have worked on?

In 2023 I concluded work on Nimona, a queer animated film a set in futuristic medieval world that features the shapeshifting character of Nimona. I am super proud to have worked on this film along with some incredibly talented people to bring a film that features a very unique style and some important messages that have a real impact for queer folks everywhere.

Q: When you look at the future of animation in your field, what do you see?

I am excited for what the field of animation brings as an ever evolving medium and what the next generation of animation artists bring through their point of view and the tools at their disposal to tell stories.

Q: What do you look forward to most as a founding Collision Award jury member?

I am very excited to be inspired by other filmmakers and celebrate their success and talents through the Collision Awards.

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