Vfx supervisor – Image-Engine
BUILDING THE WORLD OF NEILL BLOMKAMP’S ELYSIUM
From designing and creating an epic man-made space station to bringing photo-realistic droids and spacecraft to life, this presentation will explore the large scope and variety of visual effects challenges involved in building the world of “Elysium”.
Visual Effects Supervisor Peter Muyzers will discuss the creative design process, the technical challenges, and how lead facility Image Engine managed the multi-vendor production.
Peter Muyzers drives the development of creative and technical achievement at Image Engine. Peter began his career as a 3D artist working in television commercials and identifications in 1995, with experience also including large format Motion Ride and IMAX 2D and Stereoscopic films.
He has since worked at The Moving Picture Company, UK as Computer Graphics Supervisor where he played a key part in building the visual effects pipeline for the MPC film division. His credits from this time encompass a variety of high profile feature films including Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, the first three Harry Potter films and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Since joining Image Engine in 2006, Peter has led the development of Image Engine’s robust film visual effects pipeline and assembled its highly regarded visual effects R&D department. This technical and creative development has been instrumental to the success of District 9 and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, where he also played a key role as Digital Production Supervisor. Peter was honored with nominations for the Academy Award®, the BAFTA, and the Visual Effects Society Award for his work on District 9. Most recently, Peter has re-teamed with Director Neill Blomkamp for his latest film, Elysium (Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2013) as the production’s overall Visual Effects Supervisor.