Geoff Campbell

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Digital Model Building and Animation

“The wonderful part about animation is that what keeps you moving forward is that things keep getting better, faster.  There are not too many industries where you feel these Quantum leaps that keep happening ”

Geoff Campbell has enjoyed a remarkable career spending over 20 years as a computer-generated modeler for one of the world’s biggest movie making studios, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM).

He joined ILM to work as an animator on Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which went on to win an Academy Award for visual effects in 1992, as did the next two films he crewed on, ‘Death Becomes Her’ and ‘Jurassic Park’.  In 1996, he became a digital model supervisor.  Since then, he’s modeled characters and led character modeling teams on many household-name blockbusters, including the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, 101 Dalmatians, Men in Black, Signs and the first two Star Wars prequels.


Work Experience:

  • 1990-2013 Department Supervisor, Senior Model Supervisor, Modeler, Industrial Light and Magic,San Francisco, CA
  • 1990 Animator, Modeler, Technical Director,Moving Picture Company (MPC), London, United Kingdom

Honors and Awards:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest won the 79th Oscar award for best visual effects

Feature Films:

  • 2015 Jurassic World -Model Supervisor
  • 2011 RANGO – Model Supervisor
  • 2011 SUPER 8 – Technical Support
  • 2008 INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL – Model Consultant
  • 2007 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLDS END -Creature/Model Supervisor
  • 2006 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 2004 LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 2004 SON OF THE MASK – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 2003 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 2002 SIGNS – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 2002 STAR WARS: EPISODE II “Attack of the Clones” – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1999 GALAXY QUEST – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1999 STAR WARS: EPISODE I “The Phantom Menace”- Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1996 MEN IN BLACK – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1996 101 DALMATIANS – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1995 JUMANJI – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1994 DISCLOSURE – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1994 STAR TREK GENERATIONS – Digital Model Supervisor
  • 1993 THE FLINTSTONES – Digital Animator/Modeler
  • 1993 JURASSIC PARK – Digital Animator/Modeler/rigger/matchmover
  • 1992 DEATH BECOMES HER – Digital Animator/Modeler
  • 1991 TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY – Digital Animator/Modeler

Education:

  • 1986-1987 Post Graduate Certificate, Computer Animation
  • Sheridan College, Toronto Canada
  • 1977-1981 Fine Art and Commercial Design
  • Ontario College of Art, Toronto Canada