Makers At Heart | Associate Compositor Jeeeun Lee on her debut film ‘Trauma’ & how her daily routine ensures she has a constant source of inspiration

Community February 22, 2021

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In our Makers At Heart series, we introduce the people behind the projects to hear more about their inspirations, motivations and creative insights. We spoke to Associate Compositor Jeeeun Lee about her debut film ‘Trauma’ and how her daily routine ensures she has a constant source of inspiration.

If you had to choose a project that defines your career, what would it be and why?

My goal as an artist is to truly execute my ideas into engaging visuals, meaning craftsmanship is an integral value. For ‘Trauma’, I tasked myself to take charge of a variety of roles such as directing, dressmaking for the cast, makeup design, 3D, FX, Compositing and Color. It is not a perfect film but it gave me a huge lesson on how much you can pull off on your own.

Through the whole process of making the film, I was particularly drawn to the VFX side and felt that I saw potential in this role. A compositor is a role that requires you to keep track of every element from footage to CG and Color. Through this experiment, I managed to land my dream job as a compositor at The Mill, one of the most amazing studios to work at and one that allows you to work with a diverse range of brands and artists.

Tell us about something you couldn’t get through your work day without? 

Looking at random images and listening to loud music. We visual artists get most of our inspiration through our eyes, so I choose less than five pieces of music and loop them throughout the day.

I tend to keep concentration when I multitask and this is one method I use to keep myself motivated at all times. Looking at random images also provides me with inspiration and helps me think outside of the box unexpectedly. My role as a compositor is to figure out how to make each scene and its visuals make sense. Continually getting new ideas as a daily routine makes me think of the ways I can execute each idea I am working on.

Check out more Makers At Heart features here and get in touch with our VFX team regarding any upcoming projects here. You can also follow Jeeeun on Instagram @jeejeeself.