Academy Award–winning visual effects supervisor Jeff White — currently Oscar nominated for Kong: Skull Island — has added the role of creative director of Industrial Light & Magic’s Vancouver, B.C. studio. He will continue to serve as VFX supervisor on projects.
A 16-year veteran at the company, White recently relocated from San Francisco to lead ILM Vancouver alongside executive in charge Randal Shore. The Vancouver base opened in 2012 and employs more than 400 artists. Recent work included Kong: Skull Island, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Only the Brave and Black Panther.
White joined ILM in 2002 as a creature technical director, working on films including the Academy Award–winning Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, The Avengers, War of the Worlds and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
“Jeff has truly done it all,” said Shore. “He is an extremely talented VFX supervisor possessing both deep technical knowledge and a keen artistic eye, making him an ideal person to join our executive team and help lead our growing studio.”
“I’m thrilled to join ILM Vancouver and to work with Randal and the executive team as we continue to grow the studio and expand our client offerings,” White said, noting that he has already worked with many of the Vancouver artists on projects including Kong: Skull Island.