By the break of dawn Robert Varnas is Tech Ops @ Method Studios , a visual effects post production company in Santa Monica, CA.
I’m a video editor, graphic designer, web developer, terminal wizard. I like to put emphasis on color correction to enhance visuals, manipulate sounds and anything digital. Currently breaking into 3D modeling with zbrush and Maya and am interested in pursuing new projects.
In 2010, my work experience started with what was supposed to be a 4-day freelance gig. I was organizing space footage for Buzz Aldrin. This soon led to a full-time job as Buzz Aldrin’s media archivist.
There was so much content to digitize; more than enough to fill a 10 cu ft storage unit! My role in the company quickly evolved. I then became a digital wizard, taking on the administration of buzzaldrin.com, day-to-day administrative tasks, providing deliverables for licensing deals and media, and create stunning presentations, designing tshirts, running ecommerce, attending autograph shows. Practically becoming a bodyguard for the astronaut with some serious historic achievements.
The thing I took most pride in was working on presentations. They were used at speaking engagements around the world. One even made it's way into the White House for the purpose of inspiring and guiding our leaders in making decisions that will change how we travel in space.
Title - Visor photo on Mars
Image credits: Buzz Aldrin Photo Archive, NASA JPL