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Alkemy X Adds Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline

Studio taps VFX veteran’s extensive expertise in visual effects, 3D animation, emerging technology, and large-scale pipeline solutions to maximize efficiency and output across all locations.

Alkemy X has added Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline across all offices, tapping the industry veteran’s 20+ years of experience in visual effects and 3D animation in feature films, commercials, and pipeline creation to increase company-wide efficiency and output. With an engineering and computer science background, he brings a breadth of hands-on experience to his new role. His notable credits as an artist and supervisor include The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Daredevil, Red Riding Hood, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and Happy Feet.

“As Alkemy X continues to grow its best-in-class VFX offerings, I’m excited to join its industry-leading team and harness my feature effects background to continuously maximize the efficiency of the studio’s output as the volume and scope of the work coming to Alkemy X continues to explode,” noted Van den Bosch.

Added Alkemy X President & CEO Justin Wineburgh, “Nico has a tremendous wealth of experience creating large-scale pipeline solutions for major studio feature films while remaining at the forefront of and embracing emerging technology to craft custom pipelines for projects with more unique needs. As we continue to expand our global, award-winning VFX team, we’re thrilled to have someone as accomplished as Nico leading our pipeline team.”

Van den Bosch holds a Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University in Engineering Physics and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in Computer Science. He launched his career at Rhythm & Hues, where he spent 13 years progressing from a junior pipeline role to the Lead Pipeline Technical Director and later Digital Effects Supervisor. He has worked on large-scale, long-term production pipelines, supporting artists by developing custom tools and workflows, solving technical issues, and assisting with shots on projects of all sizes. Van den Bosch also worked as a Supervisor Technical Director at DreamWorks Animation on the animated feature Captain Underpants. Most recently, he served four years as Head of Pipeline at a boutique shop before joining Alkemy X.

Source: Alkemy X

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