Overall VFX Supervisor, Thor: Love and Thunder, Marvel Studios
JAKE MORRISON most recently acted as both Second Unit Director and Overall Visual Effects Supervisor for Marvel’s blockbuster “Thor: Love and Thunder” and is the Production VFX Supervisor for Marvel’s upcoming Thunderbolts.
Morrison supervised, shot and designed the visual effects for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ as well as Marvel Studio’s blockbuster hit “Thor: Ragnarok”. Directed by Taika Waititi, the film clocked in at nearly 2,800 shots and resulted in a 2018 Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.
Prior to this, Morrison supervised “Ant-Man”, directed by Peyton Reed, earning a BAFTA nomination for Special Visual Effects.
As overall VFX Supervisor on Alan Taylor’s “Thor: The Dark World,” he received a Saturn Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. He began his tenure with Marvel Studios over ten years ago as Second Unit Supervisor on Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”.
Morrison has been blending photography and computer graphics for over twenty-five years. Pursuing an early interest in creating real-time visuals to be performed alongside live music, Morrison taught himself a graphical programming language and learned video-sampling techniques. Since then he has pursued a career as a VFX / CG Supervisor as well as a Lead Compositor on many tent-pole films including Peter Jackson’s Oscar winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and Zac Snyder’s “300” as well as numerous commercial and television credits.
Other motion picture credits (in assorted VFX roles) include “Mission Impossible II,” Sam Raimi’s "Spider-Man", a trio of projects for the Wachowski siblings (“Speed Racer,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”), “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”