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@VFS VFX Presentation w/ Melissa Best – April 5

What an amazing tour of the VFX industry in Vancouver!

SislerIDM students learned about the VFX Industry from industry guru and VFS instructor Melissa Best

About Melissa:

Mel became involved in the entertainment business early. She was in numerous plays, took acting classes for fun, modeled, danced and spent time working on movie and television show sets. She has a brother and a sister who have also been involved in the industry. She was first introduced to visual effects in High School where she was enrolled in multi-media class and studied graphic design in college. Her connections in the industry led to her landing a career in special effects.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: M



Hide HideVisual effects (58 credits)
 2016Alice Through the Looking Glass (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2016The Jungle Book (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2016I Dare You (Short) (visual effects coordinator)
 2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2015Pan (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2015Pixels (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2015Insurgent (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2015Jupiter Ascending (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2014Guardians of the Galaxy (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2014Maleficent (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2014Godzilla (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2014Captain America: The Winter Soldier (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2014300: Rise of an Empire (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2013Thor: The Dark World (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2013Iron Man Three (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2013Jack the Giant Slayer (stereo compositing lead: Gener8)
 2013The Grandmaster (stereo compositing supervisor: Gener8)
 2012The Amazing Spider-Man (lead stereo compositor: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2012/IPrometheus (stereoscopic compositing lead: Gener8 – uncredited)
 2011Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (stereoscopic compositing lead: Gener8)
 2011Conan the Barbarian (lead stereo compositor: Conversion Works)
 2011Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (lead stereo compositor: Gener8)
 2011Priest (lead stereo compositor: Conversion Works)
 2010Tron (compositor: Prime Focus VFX)
 2010Louis (compositor)
 2010The A-Team (compositor: Prime Focus)
 2010Clash of the Titans (stereo roto supervisor: Prime Focus)
 2010/ITooth Fairy (compositor)
 2009The Twilight Saga: New Moon (compositor)
 2009G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (compositor)
 2009The Maiden Heist (compositor)
 2009The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (visual effects assistant: on-set – uncredited)
 2009Dragonball Evolution (compositor)
 2008The Forbidden Kingdom (compositor)
 2007Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2007Live Free or Die Hard (compositor: The Orphanage)

 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (vfx compositor – 11 episodes, 2006) (compositor – 5 episodes, 2006) (2D compositor – 2 episodes, 2005)

– The Eye of Jupiter (2006) … (vfx compositor)
– The Passage (2006) … (vfx compositor)
– Unfinished Business (2006) … (vfx compositor)
– Hero (2006) … (vfx compositor)
– A Measure of Salvation (2006) … (vfx compositor)
 2006Superman Returns (compositor)
 2006Silent Hill (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2006Slither (compositor)
 2006Firewall (compositor)
 2005/IStay (lead compositor: Frantic Films)
 2005The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (TV Movie) (compositor: Technicolor)
 2005Cursed (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2005The Chumscrubber (compositor: previz, Frantic Films)
 2004Stryker (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2004Catwoman (2D compositor: Frantic Films – uncredited)
 2004Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (lead compositor: Frantic Films)
 2004East of Euclid (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2003Paycheck (lead compositor: Frantic Films)
 2003Hangman’s Curse (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2003The Italian Job (rotoscoper: Frantic Films)
 2003X2: X-Men United (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2003The Core (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2003Killer Rats (compositor: Frantic Films)
 2001Rudolfa’s Revenge (TV Movie) (compositor: Frantic Films)