Alkemy X has brought on VFX industry veteran Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline across all of its offices.
Van den Bosch brings over 20 years of experience in visual effects and 3D animation in feature films and commercials, combining an engineering and computer science background with a passion for creative problem solving and developing VFX pipeline strategies that focus on efficient workflows.
His broad range of experience spans pipeline optimization for major Hollywood VFX studios and holistic pipeline development from scratch for boutique shops, gleaning expertise in both robust feature pipelines and nimble custom pipelines for shorter-form content. As an artist and supervisor, his notable credits 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,” Van den Bosch said in a statement.
“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,” added Alkemy X President/CEO Justin Wineburgh.
Van den Bosch launched his career at Rhythm & Hues, where he spent 13 years at the Academy Award-winning VFX studio, working his way up from a junior pipeline role to eventually become the Lead Pipeline Technical Director and later, Digital Effects Supervisor. His knack for balancing communication between technical staff, artists, production management, and clients to ensure smooth results served as a fruitful foundation for his pipeline leadership roles.
Throughout his career, Van den Bosch has worked on massive-scale, long-term production pipelines, supporting hundreds of artists by developing custom tools and workflows, solving technical issues, and assisting with shots on projects of all sizes. He has also worked as a Supervising Technical Director at Dreamworks Animation, working on the animated feature Captain Underpants, and prior to joining Alkemy X he had most recently spent four years as Head of Pipeline at a boutique shop.
Alkemy X is a global, award-winning creative partner for the biggest names in film, television, agencies, and brands. Since 1981, Alkemy X has been a leader in a continuously evolving industry, entrusted with billions of dollars in budgets, with a proven track record of exceeding expectations with precision, innovation, and excellence. The international Alkemy X team has earned countless honors and awards for its work in visual effects, production, editorial, design, and creative development, while constantly looking toward the future of creativity. For more information on the company, click here.