John is a VFX Supervisor and Compositing Supervisor specialized in live action & CG compositing and lighting with nearly a decade and a half of work spanning across feature films, episodic TV, high-end TV commercials and everything in between. He has been fortunate to work with such award winning studios as Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Moving Picture Company, Method Studios, The Mill, Psyop, FuseFX, Look Effects, Brainstorm Digital and Gravity/RhinoFX.
He was nominated in 2014 for a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial for his team’s work on Sony PlayStation: Perfect Day. Other notable projects include major motion pictures, such as the highly anticipated Men in Black 3, the superhero blockbusters The Amazing Spider-Man and Green Lantern as well as Darren Aronofsky’s critically acclaimed thriller Black Swan. In addition to these, number dozens of TV commercials, feature films and episodic series for HBO, Cinemax, NBC and Starz where he’s typically leaned on for creative look development on the most complicated shots. John also provided visual effects services as an independent consultant on the critically acclaimed, Academy Award Nominated and 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Award winning Beasts of the Southern Wild. Recent projects include Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s dust bowl era film Dreamland and CBS Television Studios’ The Code.
Skilled in a variety of tools, both commercial and proprietary, including Nuke, Shake, Maya, MentalRay, Katana, Arnold, and Renderman, John’s skills extend beyond the digital realm as a creative problem solver, team leader and mentor. John’s formal education includes studies at Rochester Institute of Technology as well as Rider University where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Computer Information Systems. Additionally, he holds a M.S. in Digital Imaging and Design earned at New York University’s Center for Advanced Digital Applications. John has taught at the graduate and university level at New York University and New York Film Academy on courses covering advanced topics in visual effects and computer graphics.