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Creating Depth and Realism with Virtual Production in THE MIDNIGHT SKY
VFX Supervisor, THE MIDNIGHT SKY
“ Using Unreal Engine, we would animate our action and the animation was directed by George. Then Martin, our DP, would go in with an iPad as a virtual camera and shoot the relevant action needed.”
Matt Kasmir was just 16 years old when he joined the Computer Film Company at a time when digital filmmaking was in its infancy. Early compositing credits were on a raft of tent-pole features projects such as Mission: Impossible, Lost in Space, The Dark Knight, Poseidon and King Kong.
Matt was heavily involved with the VFX work created during the production of The Golden Compass which won both the BAFTA and Academy awards for VFX in 2008. The next year saw him and his team travel to Los Angeles to collect an Emmy for their work on HBO’s Generation Kill. Matt has worked as a facility VFX supervisor on such films as Gravity, which was awarded both an Academy Award and BAFTA for Visual Effects, as well as Edge of Tomorrow, Kingsman: Secret Service and Paddington.
After moving Production-side, Matt worked with Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: Secret Service) and Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle) before quickly establishing a strong working relationship with director George Clooney, acting as Clooney’s VFX Supervisor on four back-to-back projects.
Matt was nominated for an Emmy in 2019 for HBOs ‘Catch-22’. Most recently he supervised the VFX for ‘The Midnight Sky’ for which saw him nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA and for which he was awarded the Visual Effects Society award for outstanding VFX.
With over 30 years of experience in the VFX industry Matt brings character, passion, experience and a calm leadership to the Visual Effects filmmaking process. Matt is currently going in to production on a feature film adaptation of ‘Luther’ for Netflix and is in early prep for another Clooney project in 2022.