Leonardo Grabau Villalba

Leonardo Grabau Villalba

Lead FX TD / 9 yrs

Montreal, Canada

Hire Me

FX Artist / Visual Effects Artist

The Ice Road (2021)

FX Lead

The Nevers (2021)

FX Td / Visual Effects Artist

Untitled Henry & Rel Sci-Fi Project (2020)


Angel Has Fallen (2019)


Hellboy (2019)

VFX Artist

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)

FX Lead

Lost in Space (2018)


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)


A Monster Calls (2017)


Allied (2016)


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)


X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)


Fantastic Four (2015)

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My strength is helping you visualize your own equation. Intuitively most of you already know what you want. And recognize it when you see it. Through a simple exercise in exploration I get you there quicker than the rest.

Call me 438 886 4704 and let me hear what you are trying to accomplish.
Or email me your request direction@leograbau.com

I bring a fresh flavor to your campaign and collateral material. Perhaps it is my Colombian heritage. Perhaps it is my youthful outlook on life. Perhaps it’s the latest training in advanced digital & multimedia production. Or maybe it’s simply a case of I love my craft.

Whatever it is I think it’s something you might want to take advantage of.
From seeing it to making it yours, that’s where I belong!
Work History
  • FX TD

    MELS Studios

    May 2021 - April 2022
    Montréal, Canada
  • FX TD


    February 2020 - May 2020
    Montreal, Canada
  • FX TD

    Digital District

    August 2018 - December 2018
    Montreal, Canada Area

    Craft and destroy stuff virtually with the help of Houdini for awesome movie projects. Builds assets, setups and support colleagues from adjacent departments

  • Tutor VFX - Houdini

    ANIMUM Creativity Advanced School

    January 2018 - August 2018
    Malaga (remotely)

    Qualify and review student's work of the Master Program in VFX

  • FX TD - Freelance contractor


    February 2017 - March 2017
    Bogotá D.C. Area, Colombia

    To create some fx passes for TV publicity like dust & waterspray

  • Graphic Designer in charge

    Association des artistes entrepreneurs de Montréal - AARTEN

    May 2016 - August 2016
    Montreal y alrededores, Canadá

    Responsible in create branding / logo concept, business cards, and as consultant for web design direction.


  • VFX Tutor - Houdini

    ANIMUM 3D School

    February 2018 - Present
    Montréal, Canada

    Responsible in provide guideline, feedback and solutions to the students of the master program in VFX and compositing in Malaga, Spain remotely

  • VFX Artist


    September 2017 - April 2018
    Montreal, Canada Area

    Populate several sequence with FX elements some of them from Horizon, we had to create and/or improve others with the help of Houdini and Maya

  • FX TD

    Atomic Fiction

    February 2016 - October 2016
    Montreal, Canada Area

    Houdini FX Artist

  • FX Artist


    February 2015 - January 2016
    Montreal y alrededores, Canadá
  • STORE TRAFFIC PLUS (Pensez Plancher Campaign)


    May 2013 - September 2013
    Montreal, Canada

    I worked as graphic artist charged in producing and conceiving 2D logos and promotional video material



    April 2013 - April 2013

    Explore the needs and concept to achieve the visual way where the CEO wanted to project their company

  • Bachelor in VFX and 3D Anim

    NAD Centre

    January 2012 - December 2014
  • Baccalauréat en animation 3D et design numérique - in specialized in F

    École des arts numériques, de l'animation et du design (NAD)

    2012 - 2014
  • Francisation - EQ in Programme d'intégration à la langue français

    École Yves Theriault

    2010 - 2011
  • DEC in Gastronomy

    Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje SENA

    2008 - 2010
  • High School in Secondary Academic Diploma

    Colegio Antonio Nariño HH Corazonistas

    2005 - 2007