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Best of 2016 and the expectations for 2017

This month of February marks a new year for The Art of VFX and is also the Awards season. The last year was rich of...

15th Annual VES Awards: The nominees

The Visual Effects Society have just announced the nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature DOCTOR STRANGE...

ALLIED: Mike Janov – VFX Supervisor – Atomic Fiction

Mike Janov has been working in the visual effects for over 20 years. He has worked for many studios such as The Orphanage, Spy Post, Industrial Light & Magic and Atomic Fiction. As an Associate VFX Supervisor, he took care of the effects of SAN ANDREAS, GAME OF THRONES: SEASON 5 or DEADPOOL.

WARCRAFT: Hal Hickel – Animation Supervisor – Industrial Light & Magic

In 2013, Hal Hickel had explained in detail about the work of ILM on PACIFIC RIM. He then moved from the giant robots to...

TOMORROWLAND: Craig Hammack – VFX Supervisor – ILM

Craig Hammack begins his career in visual effects at ILM in 1997. He works on projects such as TITANIC, STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST or STAR TREK. He then became VFX Supervisor on THE LAST AIRBENDER and then supervise the effects for RED TAILS, BATTLESHIP and NOW YOU SEE ME.

THE HUNGER GAMES – MOCKINGJAY PART 1: Charles Gibson – Production...

Charles Gibson began his career in the visual effects by working on numerous TV series. In 1987, he founded Rhythm and Hues with John Hughes, Pauline Ts'o, Keith Goldfarb, Cliff Ball and Frank Wuts. He will work there for a decade. Then he became freelance VFX Supervisor and will handle films like THE TERMINAL, the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN or TERMINATOR SALVATION. He won two Oscars for best visual effects, the first on for BABE and the second for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST.

PACIFIC RIM: Sebastien Moreau (Founder & VFX Supervisor), Matthew Rouleau (CG...

Sebastien Moreau began his career in the post-production in 1993. In 2001, he joined the team of ILM and work on movies like VAN HELSING, STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, WAR OF THE WORLDS or PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST. In 2007, he founded Rodeo FX in Montreal and supervised the effects of films such as SOURCE CODE, IMMORTALS, RED TAILS or MIRROR MIRROR. To discuss the work of Rodeo FX on PACIFIC RIM, he is accompanied by Matthew Rouleau and Fabrice Vienne.

PACIFIC RIM: Hal Hickel – Animation Supervisor – ILM

Before joining ILM in 1996, Hal Hickel had worked at Will Vinton Studios and Pixar. At ILM, he participated on many of the major projects of the studio such as STAR WARS EPISODE 1 and 2 and also on the first three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. He receives an Oscar for his work on PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST. He then work on IRON MAN and especially to RANGO and also SUPER 8.

LOOPER: Ryan Tudhope – Co-Founder & VFX Supervisor – Atomic Fiction

Ryan Tudhope worked for The Orphanage and ImageMovers Digital on projects like HELLBOY, SIN CITY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST or MARS NEEDS MOMS. In 2011, he founded Atomic Fiction with Kevin Baillie and supervises the effects of films like JACK AND JILL and UNDERWORLD AWAKENING.


John Knoll joined ILM in 1986 as motion control camera operator to work on INNERSPACE and WILLOW. He will then work on THE ABYSS. He's promoted as VFX Supervisor in 1990 for the film THE HUNT OF THE RED OCTOBER (with Scott Squires). He will oversee the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and STAR WARS trilogies. He will also participate in MISSION TO MARS, SPEED RACER, AVATAR or recently RANGO. He is with his brother Thomas, one of the creators of the software Photoshop. He received nine awards including the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST and more than 20 nominations. In the following interview, he talks about his work on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL that marks his return on this franchise since he had supervised the effects of the first MISSION IMPOSSIBLE.