The Avengers assemble today in North America after a strong international release, weeks of great reviews, and months of fan buzz.
For us? Apart from being big Marvel and Joss Whedon fans here at the VFS Blog, we’re also looking forward to seeing the work of Makeup Design for Film & Television grad Jackie Adamson on the big screen. She worked as a makeup artist on Avengers and had the opportunity to do it alongside veteran department head John Blake.
Since graduating in December 2010, Jackie’s done all kinds of stuff: on top of Avengers, she worked on Cleveland, I Love You and Fun Size, and is a full member of the Ohio IATSE Union – a big deal for a working makeup artist. Her IMDB profile will be worth keeping an eye on.
As for other programs’ grads on Avengers, they’re well into the double digits, including industry vets like 3D Animation & Visual Effects alumni Aaron Gilman (Animation Supervisor), Stephen King (Lead Animator), and Nicholas Markel (Previsualization Supervisor), working out of companies like Weta Digital, ILM, Digital Domain, and Third Floor. Here’s more:
Louis Cox, Camera Technical Director
Andrew Park, Animator
Roland Vallet, Animator
Daphne De Jesus, Senior Digital Paint Artist
Chrystia Siolkowsky, Roto Artist
Henri Tan, Creature Technical Director
Santhoshi Balasubramanian, Digital Artist
Mary Margaret Conley (Hill), Data I/O Administrator
Cedric Lo, Lead Animator
Scott Jones, Creature Technical Director
Juani Guiraldes, Animator
Josh Lange, Previsualization Artist
SriKalyan Tallapragada, Technical Director