LONDON — 20-year trade veteran, Jesper Kjölsrud, has joined Cinesite’s London workplace as a VFX supervisor. Kjölsrud has led groups as each a VFX and CG supervisor on award-winning initiatives on a variety of characteristic movie and episodic tv initiatives, together with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Outlander, The Lone Survivor, The Factor, Alice By way of the Wanting Glass and District 9. He brings with him a ardour for storytelling, a powerful inventive imaginative and prescient and an innate understanding of visible results expertise.
“I’m wanting ahead to being a part of the unimaginable London workforce in addition to the remainder of the Cinesite group,” commented Kjölsrud. “Working with superb artists and contributing to the corporate’s thrilling initiatives and spectacular historical past of excellent visible results.”
Head of VFX, Caroline Garrett, added, “Jesper is an excellent inventive chief with a ardour for storytelling and a wealth of inventive and technical expertise; including him to our roster gives additional alternatives and option to our purchasers. We’re all very excited to welcome him to the London Studio and again to the Cinesite household.”
Well-known within the trade for his mastery of CG, Kjölsrud initially studied in northern Sweden, transferring to the UK in 1997 the place he labored as a 3D Artist at MPC earlier than turning into one of many authentic members of Double Adverse. At DNEG for over ten years, he supervised CG and VFX on many initiatives together with Enemy at The Gates, The Chronicles of Riddick, Doom, The Da Vinci Code and 10,000BC. In 2009, he made the transfer to Vancouver, becoming a member of Cinesite’s accomplice firm, Picture Engine, as sequence supervisor on District 9. He went on to work as each manufacturing aspect VFX supervisor on The Factor and Lone Survivor in addition to facility VFX supervisor for Picture Engine’s work on The Losers, R.I.P.D. and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Kjölsrud returned to the UK in 2016 to oversee a number of initiatives at Goodbye Kansas together with Robin Hood, season 2 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and season three & four of Outlander.
Kjölsrud’s appointment comes at a busy time for Cinesite, which is at present in manufacturing on initiatives, together with The Witcher and Misplaced in House Season 2 (Netflix), Outlander Season 5 (Starz) and a live-action expertise venture based mostly on a high-energy franchise for Common Studios. Latest VFX credit embrace Avengers: Endgame(Marvel), Rocketman (Paramount Footage) and Homicide Thriller (Netflix).