Jason Smith is an amazing digital artist who is considered today one of the best visual effects supervisors in the world.
He graduated at Brigham Young University, specializing in Visual Arts and in the early years of the new century he joined the family of one of the most famous and important companies in the VFX industry, Industrial Light & Magic.
His career started as a technical assistant and a few years later became Creature Technical Director.
Before starting to work as a visual effects supervisor, Jason was rigging and simulation artist, working in movies such as Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest and Transformers.
As VFX Supervisor Jason collaborated on the production of The Avengers, The Revenant by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who won an Academy Awards nomination for the best visual effects, and the latest Bumblebee.
Jason is also one of the creators of Block Party, ILM’s proprietary creature rigging system and inventor of the Dynamic Rigging process, used for transformations of Autobots into Transformers.