Los Angeles-based LOOK Effects has named industry veteran Jeff Wozniak as digital effects supervisor. After 11 years with Industrial Light & Magic as sequence supervisor and senior digital artist, Wozniak has made the move to the east coast to work in LOOK’s New York office where he will supervise current and future feature film projects. Jeff brings extensive live-action and feature animation experience to his new position.
His work can be seen in such high-profile films as Star Wars: Episodes I, II, and III, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (winner of the Academy Award for best visual effects), Star Trek, Avatar, Rango (ILM’s first animated feature), and the Transformers trilogy.
Wozniak first moved from Minneapolis to California in 1990 to attend Stanford University, where he majored in economics and communications, and began working at several other Lucas companies right out of college, including THX, Lucasfilm and LucasArts. He also worked on Titan A.E. at Fox Animation Studios. His last project at ILM was The Avengers, released in May of this year.
“I am very excited to be joining the team at LOOK,” said Wozniak. “They have produced a remarkable body of work over the years and have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline, which I’m really looking forward to being part of.”
LOOK opened its New York office in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn more than four years ago. Since then, the office has produced visual effects for film and television projects, including the up-coming Gods Behaving Badly, as well as Moonrise Kingdom, Limitless and Black Swan.
“Jeff is a great addition,” said Steve Dellerson, executive producer and head of production at LOOK. “He brings us not only his vast experience and expertise, but also great energy, which will really benefit our artists and staff. Bringing Jeff on board is our latest step in elevating the direction we’re taking Look FX. We’re thrilled to have him.”