HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR ILM?
I’ve been working at ILM Singapore for five years.WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY?
I went to school in France and studied Science and Physics, then I did a major shift of interest to art and went on to study computer graphics/animation and cinema.
WHEN WAS THE MOMENT YOU DECIDED TO BE IN VISUAL EFFECTS?
I began my career in the video game industry, moved to commercials and eventually feature films as a generalist. I was given the opportunity to change disciplines and discovered compositing, and only then did I found out about effects and got really passionate about it. It was on a movie named Solomon Kane in 2009 that I got to be an effects artist for the first time, and I’ve been staying in that disipline since then.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PROJECTS TO WORK ON SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN WITH THE COMPANY?
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol; Pacific Rim, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORKING IN EFFECTS?
Personally, I love the fact that we get to do something different everyday! That’s is why I love the effects department so much because it’s really being charged with different tasks everyday and that makes my job very challenging both visually and creatively.
On a side note, outside of work if there are two things that I can’t stop talking about, it’s skydiving and photography.
WHAT FILM INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
This may sound cheesy, but I’m one of those people who always refer back to the originals: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, Terminator, The Abyss. In my opinion, these movies were perfectly done visually and the work continues to inspire me.
There are some more recent examples too, among which my top one would be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, with the incredible work of Davy Jones.