Gregory Oehler, Visual Effects Supervisor
Gregory Oehler is a Visual Effects Supervisor and 28-year veteran of the industry with over 90 feature film, television and special venue projects under his belt. A Flame artist since 1997, Greg has designed and executed custom effects for an array of films, ranging from Oceans Twelve to Watchmen, Contact to Titanic, The Illusionist to The Bourne Ultimatum, and Fantastic Four to G.I. Joe. Along the way, Greg has had the privilege to work hand in hand with some of the industries top directors, producers and visual effects supervisors. Greg’s recent supervisor contributions include The Green Hornet, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Men In Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Gregory Liegey, Visual Effects Supervisor
Beginning his career as a composite artist specializing in look development and shot design, Greg worked for some of the visual effects industry’s top houses (ILM, Sony Imageworks and Cinesite among them). Graduating to the position of Visual Effects Supervisor in 2004, he has served in that capacity on over twenty films during the past decade. In that time, Greg presided over the production of, quite literally, thousands of shots. Flightplan, Evan Almighty, Inglourious Basterds, Tower Heist, and Fury represent just some of his credits. Overseeing work both on set and off, his range of experience covers everything from miniatures to full CG environments. Greg has had the opportunity to work with many top directors, producers, vfx supervisors, as well as some of the industry’s leading technicians - each experience helping to fine-tune the balance between art and technology, essential to the creation of high-end visual effects.
Michele Vallillo, Executive Producer
With over 20 years' experience on over 25 feature films, Michele began her career as an intern with the distinguished organization New York Women in Film and Television. After relocating to Los Angeles, she joined Cinesite Hollywood in its early days and soon thereafter, moved to London to launch Cinesite London. Returning to LA, she continued to produce for various studios including Rhythm & Hues, CIS Hollywood, Method Studios, Pacific Title & Art and Universal Pictures. Michele's credits include The Green Hornet, Contagion, Scooby Doo, and Fast & Furious, and was nominated for a VES award for “Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture" for her work on Argo.
Michael Harbour, Digital Effects Supervisor
With 20 years of professional experience as both an artist and supervisor at some of the top vfx companies in the world (including Digital Domain, DNeg, R&H, Imageworks, Cinesite and Dreamquest Images among others), Michael has mastered his craft through his work on cutting-edge films such as Contact, Starship Troopers, The Golden Compass, 2012, Argo and Maleficent. He was the compositor on the 2008 VES award-winner for the ‘Best Single Visual Effect [shot] Of The Year’ for The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, and nominated in 2013 for “Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Commercial" for the Mad Max : Ethos game trailer. A graduate of USC, Michael has considerable production experience, getting his start at Silver Pictures and MGM, before serving as both writer and producer on the Sundance Festival short Broadcast 23, and as a producer on the PBS Independent Lens-aired documentary Red, White, Black & Blue, among other feature film projects.
Jason Wardle, CG Supervisor
Jason began his career 20 years ago animating dancing logos for children's programming. After moving to Hollywood he has performed almost every discipline related to visual effects – including wearing the motion capture suit. Jason has created cities & oceans, trees & snow, ninjas & demons, planes & helicopters, and more elevators than he’d care to admit. He has contributed creatively to over 40 feature films including The Matrix trilogy, Argo, Invictus, Watchmen, and Cloud Atlas.
James Kuroda, Compositing Supervisor
After earning his Master’s Degree in Visual Effects, Jim made his way into the industry as a 2D artist in Digital Domain’s commercial department. Soon after, his career as a compositor was forged while working on their feature film projects. During his 12 years of industry experience, he has worked at additional top houses such at Rhythm & Hues, Pixomondo and Method Studios, among others. In the process, he has worked as an artist on over thirty feature films including I Robot, The Golden Compass, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Iron Man 2, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. More recently, Jim served as the Compositing Supervisor on Men in Black III , The Amazing Spider-Man, and Fury.