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Jack Evans — Lighting Lead, Image Engine Design

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Jack Evans’ illustrious VFX career has taken him to some of the biggest studios in LA and Vancouver, including Digital Domain, ILM, Disney, and Image Engine Design. His impressive roster of credits includes lighting on Speed Racer, TRON: Legacy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fast & Furious 8, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Mandalorian, and Aquaman

In this entertaining podcast, Jack talks about his career so far, from his early days of creating TV graphics with Photoshop and 3ds Max to learning Nuke, V-Ray, and Gaffer. He also discusses working from home in the pandemic, goes into depth on shots for TRON: Legacy and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and gives insight into different cultures at visual effects houses.

Links:

Jack Evans on IMDb >

Jack Evans on LinkedIn >

Jack Evans Lighting Reel >

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo DD VFX Breakdown >


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Chapters:

 3:36 Introducing Jack

10:04 Jack’s first job

14:31 Logos and news graphics

21:58 Attending Savannah College of Art and Design

25:15 Interning at DD on “Speed Racer” 

30:04 “Tron: Legacy’s” legacy

34:46 Reinventing V-Ray for “Tron: Legacy”

42:05 “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

48:47 Working from home

52:47 Jack’s journey to Image Engine Design

1:02:44 Thoughts on Gaffer



About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

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