Jeff S. Ranasinghe | Splintersilk
"I want to make music and videos,
to put out what's in my head.."
7 year olds often make bold claims. It can take a few years for reality to catch up, though. But with upset, successes, failures, a bit of luck and a lot of hard work, it manages eventually.
Jeff grew up in a household that was filled with diverse musical influences and cultural imagery. Free time was almost always devoted to exploring creativity and technology in some form or other. During high school years, Jeff created and marketed textured 3D models and rigs with no supervision or training of any kind. This led to commercials and broadcast work, which in turn lead to big budget feature films and CG animated features for Disney and DreamWorks.
Every movie relocation meant a growing number of instruments were in tow. Two independent friendships in the music world later resulted in an introduction to Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 and the means to create and direct, to date, the highest budget EDM video ever made - "Professional Griefers", working with veteran director Paul Boyd.
Suddenly, visual arts and music had a chance to reunite.
Jeff has supervised and provided his artistic skills on films such Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Maze Runner, and video game cinematics for Call of Duty: Black Ops with vfx giant, Method Studios. He recently finished work on Marvel's new Ant Man and Wasp movie, and is hard at work on DC's Aquaman!