Visual Effects Supervision
Samir Hoon currently serves as the ILM Singapore Studio Supervisor. He joined in 1995 as a technical director for Mission: Impossible. In 1999, he was asked to supervise the breakthrough pod-race sequences in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, which required extensive research and development to create the all-digital terrain. His technical work and collaborations on The Perfect Storm and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines also spawned significant advances in ILM’s software tools. Hoon’s technical background, combined with his deep understanding of animation, has continued to help him excel at finding new methods to create visual effects.
Raised in India, Hoon was first introduced to the advertising industry and the potential of computer graphics in Bombay, the film capital of India. Inspired to learn more about visual imagery, Hoon moved to New York in 1986 to attend the School of Visual Arts, where he received his Bachelors in Film and Photography. After earning his Masters in Computer Animation and Graphics at Sheridan College in Toronto, Hoon then returned to New York to work for R/Greenberg and Associates, one of the pioneering CG production facilities. There, he worked as a technical director on numerous award-winning commercials and films.