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NVIZ Expands VFX Team

Promotions and new appointments across the studio include Head of VFX David Cordon, Head of CG Tamar Chatterjee, and VFX Supervisor Mary Stroumpouli.

Visualization and visual effects company NVIZ has announced the expansion of its senior VFX team, including internal promotions and new appointments. The announcement was made by Creative Director Chris Lunney and Managing Director Luke Kaile.

“We want our world-class talent at NVIZ to be front and center, developing solid relationships with all our clients so that we can rapidly deliver the tailored services each project requires.” said Kaile. “These hires are the foundation of providing that service, bringing a depth of knowledge and ability from across the industry directly to the disposal of our global clients, wherever they are.”

VFX Producer David Cordon (Avengers Endgame, Pokémon Detective Pichachu) joined as Head of VFX Production last year. He has held various production roles at companies including Scanline, DNEG, and Framestore.

“I felt an instant connection with the team at NVIZ,” says Cordon, “and a lot of freedom and support, as well as a mutual desire to build something great. Although we plan to expand on 3D in general, we will be focusing on CG Environments during the next couple of years. Our ultimate goal is to establish NVIZ as a reference for quality work, and we are taking one step at a time.”

Tamar Chatterjee (Black Panther, Wonder Woman 1984) joined as Head of CG, having spent years working at Rhythm & Hues and DNEG. 

“I am excited to join the incredibly talented team at NVIZ at such a significant and pivotal time for technology-driven creative companies,” says Chatterjee. “I look forward to driving the development of unique ideas, concepts, and approaches towards harnessing emerging technologies in the pursuit of effective visual storytelling. I feel especially privileged to be part of an organization that is just as committed to its people as it is to achieving excellence in our field.”

NVIZ’s VFX department added Mary Stroumpouli (Chernobyl, Interstellar) as VFX Supervisor. She joins the team with 15+ years of experience in visual effects across several London-based facilities, including DNEG and MPC.

The company has also expanded its VFX team, adding George Palcut (Crown, Halo) as Lead Compositor; Sam Swinnerton (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Matrix Resurrections) as Matchmove Supervisor; Fred Place (Batman Begins, The Lion King) as Lead Compositor; and Lizzie Bentley (The Sandman, Game of Thrones) as Digital Matte Painter.

The company also welcomed John Leedham as Head of Systems Architecture. His previous experience includes tenure at both Framestore and Rushes. 

“I’m delighted to join the NVIZ family,” said Leedham. “The company has always supported a diverse range of ways of working, including a recent move to becoming a hybrid company and 100% remote working for artists, technologists, and producers alike. We’re really looking forward to what the next few years bring!”

Source: NVIZ

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.