Sony Pictures Imageworks Gets New VFX Supervisors

Fri 22nd Nov 2002 | News


Sony Pictures Imageworks is on a roll this year with films such as Stuart Little 2, Spider-Man and Harry Potter under its belt. Production is well underway on the VFX for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Tim Burton's Big Fish and Darkness Falls, with three award-winning visual effects supervisors joining the the VFX house. The three supervisors - Mark Stetson, Kevin Mack and Richard Hoover are each award winning visual effects professionals.

Tim Sarnoff, the President of Imageworks was ecstatic about the new supervisors, “Imageworks is now truly home to the most progressive, innovative and skilled visual effects supervisors in the business."

Mark Stetson

Mark Stetson won the Academy Award and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award in 2002 for visual effects on "The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring." Stetson made his debut as a visual effects supervisor on director Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element," and won his first BAFTA Award, as well as a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention, in 1998 for that effort.

Credits:
- Star Trek: the Motion Picture
- Blade Runner
- The Right Stuff
- Ghostbusters
- Die Hard
- 2010 (Academy Award nominee)
- Dick Tracy
- Edward Scissorhands
- Batman Returns
- The Hudsucker Proxy
- True Lies
- The Shadow
- Interview with the Vampire
- Waterworld
- Total Recall
- Supernova

 
Kevin Mack

Kevin Mack won the Academy Award in 1999 for Best Visual Effects with “What Dreams May Come.” On the Academy Award-winning “A Beautiful Mind,” Mack was intimately involved with director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman in pre-production conceptualization for the visual depiction of John Nash’s genius.

Credits:
- Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- The Fight Club
- Vanilla Sky
- The Red Corner
- The Island of Dr. Moreau
- Apollo 13
- Airplane 2
- The Abyss

 
Richard Hoover

Academy Award-nominated visual effects supervisor Richard Hoover, was associated with Dream Quest Images and The Secret Lab for more than ten years prior to joining Imageworks. Most recently Hoover was visual effects supervisor on “Reign of Fire” for director Rob Bowman.

Credits:
- Unbreakable
- Inspector Gadget
- Armageddon
- Jungle to Jungle
- Freejack

 

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