Speaker(s): Richard Hoover
VFX Supervisor, Framestore
Summary: After collaborating on the award-winning feature Arrival, Framestore reunited with visionary director Denis Villeneuve for the 2017 science-fiction sequel Blade Runner 2049. In this session, Framestore will discuss the visual artistry and tools that contributed to the film's distinct look, and, in the spirit of Blade Runner 2049, we'll touch upon the trends that are shaping the future of visual effects.
Richard Hoover joined Framestore as VFX Supervisor in Montréal in 2015, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the visual effects industry, as demonstrated by two Academy Award nominations for feature films Superman Returns and Armageddon.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he studied Fine Arts and Architecture. His first role as Director's Assistant at MidOcean Motion Pictures took him straight to Hollywood, where he was quickly promoted to Commercial Director, working across both live action and computer generated effects.
His passion and talent for VFX resulted in stints at Dream Quest Images, where, on his second film project, Richard accrued the AMPAS nomination for Armageddon; Walt Disney Animation, later The Secret Lab;and most recently, Sony Pictures Imageworks, where he held the role of VFX Supervisor for 11 years.
Richard joined Framestore to head up Montréal's work on Director Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast, and held the role of VFX Supervisor on Blade Runner 2049. Known for his calm demeanour, he loves engaging with artists on the job, and strives to create a communicative, creative environment for all involved.
Presentation Language: English