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for CGMA/CGSociety, with full video homework critiques and weekly live Q&A!

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