Walt Disney Animation Studios VFX Masterclass

DateSaturday 25th of March 2017
VenueBeehive Theatre
Duration120 minutes

Register in advance through this page. Open to Festival Pass Holders only. This event is expected to be fully subscribed.

Kyle Odermatt,  VFX Supervisor on Moana and Big Hero 6 will share insights into his work and career.


Kyle oversees the entire image production pipeline, from early visualization of story ideas right through to delivery of final imagery in stereoscopic 3D.

Odermatt began his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1996 as a model development technical supervisor. His responsibilities included overseeing modeling, rigging, layout and EFX development for all current shows in production. Odermatt went on to become the artistic supervisor of computer graphics on Treasure Planet. He served as a CG Supervisor on Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons and a VFX Supervisor on Princess and the Frog, Winnie the Pooh and 2012’s Oscar®-winning short Paperman. Odermatt was Visual Effects Supervisor for 2014’s Oscar-winning feature film Big Hero 6.

Before joining Disney, Odermatt worked for Industrial Light & Magic as a character supervisor/modeler. His background also includes working for Gingko Design as an industrial designer and as a CAD manager for a Los Angeles architectural firm. His professional affiliations include Asifa, Siggraph, VES and AMPAS.

Odermatt was born in Berkeley, California. He received a Bachelor’s of Art in visual development from Dartmouth College, and did his postgraduate studies in architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design and also in transportation design at the ArtCenter College of Design.

Odermatt resides in Pasadena, California, with his wife and two children. His favorite Disney memory is of a friend’s 4-year-old son asking him if he had ever met Chicken Little, and if so, could he invite him over to their house.

Make sure to catch Kyle Odermatt’s Masterclass on Saturday, the 25th by registering for this event.


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