Landis Fields is an Emmy Award-winning real-time artist currently working as Virtual Production Visualization Supervisor on Lucasfilm’s hit Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau. He received the Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for ‘Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project’ for his contributions as well as the Emmy™ Award for ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects.’
Fields began learning 3D while enlisted in the United States Air Force as an F-16 Avionics Specialist. After his enlistment, he enrolled at the Academy of Art University to further his knowledge of fine art and computer graphics. Possessing a strong interest in the production pipeline as a whole, Fields accepted an internship at Giant Killer Robots which jump-started his career as a generalist. He joined Lucasfilm Animation in 2007 working with Dave Filoni on the award-winning animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. When the series wrapped, he joined Doug Chiang’s CG Art Department at Imagemovers Digital.
Fields returned to the Lucasfilm family in 2012 joining ILM’s digital model shop. He received the VES Award for ‘Outstanding Models in a Photoreal or Animated Project’ for his work on BB-8 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fields later transitioned to Postviz Supervisor on Marvel’s Doctor Strange working with Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Bluff, which earned the duo a VES nomination for ‘Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project’ for the New York Mirror Dimension. Shifting his sights to cutting-edge, real-time graphics, Fields next worked on the wildly popular attraction Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run for Disney Parks.
His unique combination of creative and technical skills, partnered with a passion for collaboration and innovation has lent itself well to the continuously evolving world of Virtual Production.