Rob Coleman is an Academy, BAFTA, and VES Award-nominated Animation Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic’s Sydney studio. With a 35-year tenure in the industry, he has a long history at the company, having worked alongside George Lucas on the prequel trilogy while at ILM, and later with Dave Filoni on The Clone Wars at Lucasfilm Animation. He returns to ILM having been the Head of Animation at Animal Logic in Sydney contributing to projects such as Walking with Dinosaurs, four LEGO movies, and two Peter Rabbit films.
Rob had previously been with ILM as part of a team of animators hired in 1993 to work on The Mask. He directed the animation for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Featuring 70 minutes of animation, Attack of the Clones included the new digitally animated version of the legendary and beloved Yoda character. He also supervised animation on Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Coleman has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his contributions to Men In Black and The Phantom Menace, and Academy Award nominations for his work on The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones.