Jason M. Halverson VFX Supervisor
Jason has been around so long, he was one of the very first After Effects artists in the world! Beta testing it for CoSA (Remember them? No? Too young.) while working at the largest animation company outside of Disney in the US, the ironically named (Colossal)Pictures. Wonderful clients list includes the likes of MTV: Liquid Television, Coca-Cola, and Turner Classic Movies. After working in broadcast, and advertising in his early years there, he left to launch the first 24-hour cable channel about computers and the internet, ZDTV. It was short-lived and WAY ahead of its time! Working as an Art Director in Discreet Logic’s Flame was exciting, but something was missing. Since he was a very young boy, he'd really wanted to work on a Star Wars film when he'd learned by watching a 'making of' show at the age of 8. So when the opportunity came knocking to work for his idol, Phil Tippett, he couldn't say no. Working at the legendary Tippett Studio on such varied creature shows as "Blade II", "Evolution", and "Cats & Dogs" was some of the best fun of his long career. From there, the opportunities started to pour in and led to working on not one, but two Star Wars films with the best of the best like Dennis Murren and John Knoll. He even got to play a couple of background parts (look up 'Meena Tills action figure') in Episode III. He also had the thrill of working on his first of many future shows with the Wachowskis when he got to work on the greatly underrated "Matrix" sequels. For the next few years, he followed the ebbs and flows of the industry changes which led to gigs in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Montreal, after moving his base to London. Highlights of his work in London include the Oscar Award-winning "The Jungle Book" for MPC, "Guardians of the Galaxy" for Method, "Skyfall", "John Carter", "Harry Potter" and "Rush" for Dneg and "T2 Trainspotting" and "Outlander" for Union VFX. Who knows what’s next!?!