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FMX 2019 Presentation for SideFX




SIGGRAPH 2018 Presentation for SideFX







Keith Kamholz is an FX Technical Director specializing in destruction, with extensive character simulation experience as well. Notable work shown here includes:
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' - (ILM)
  • 'Jurassic World' - (ILM)
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' - (ILM)
  • 'Life' - (Double Negative)
  • 'Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them' - (Double Negative)
  • 'Justice League' - Double Negative
  • 'A Cure For Wellness' - (Double Negative)
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (2014) - (ILM)
  • 'Epic' - (Blue Sky Studios)
  • 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' - (Blue Sky Studios)
  • 'Rio' - (Blue Sky Studios)
  • 'After Earth' (Tippett Studio)


Some of the 'Ice Age' shots here were featured in the Side Effects Houdini 2012 demo reel.

Software used: Houdini, Maya, ILM's Zeno, Blue Sky's CGIStudio, Nuke


Recent work not shown in demo reel:

'Venom' - FX Lead - DNEG

'Pacific Rim: Uprising' - FX Lead - DNEG

'Hurricane Heist' - DNEG

'Ice Age: Collision Course' - Blue Sky Studios
** Breakdown coming soon **

Updated July, 2017