Visual Effects Supervisor
Notably, he was responsible for the creation of CityBot, the procedural environment engine used to create 1930s New York City for Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Chris also led the creating of the Goblin Caverns environment for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and led the creation of the photorealistic chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas that were the stars of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
His work as a Visual Effects Supervisor on both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was nominated for a BAFTA and an Academy® Award. He has also received several VES awards. Chris is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.