04/08 – Career Services presents Steve “Spaz” Williams

March 28, 2016 in Announcements, Career Services, E'vents, Ex'pert Series, Guest Speaker, Industry and Career Services by Nicholas Bizzack

Steve spaz Williams, Director and VFX Artist to Ex’pression College. He is a legendary pioneer in the world of computer graphics in feature film production. Steve’s career spans several landmark CG moments in film such as: the pseudopod in The Abyss (the first “soft surface” CG character), the liquid-metal T1000 in Terminator 2 (the first CG main character), the infamous dinosaurs of Jurassic Park (first digital animals), and, the contortion of Jim Carrey’s face in The Mask, amongst others. The Abyss, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park each took home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects in their respective years. Steve himself was nominated for an Oscar for The Mask. Furthermore, all are projects that represent important leaps in CG, in terms of developing the techniques and pushing the boundaries of what was thought possible by the all mighty pixel. Aside from Steve’s work on these milestone movies, this is the man that, on his own time, created an animation test that convinced Steven Spielberg and George Lucas that CG was the way to go for Jurassic Park. He has also directed the animated movie “The Wild” for Disney.

VFX Credits
Spawn
Eraser
Jumanji
The Mask
Jurassic Park
Terminator 2
The Hunt for Red October
The Abyss

Director Credits
Young Santa
Rainbow: Legend of Spirit Bear
The Wild

 

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