Program Advisory Committee
Every year, Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects seeks out the top advisors to ensure we are meeting industry needs and stay current with our program development.
We meet with the Program Advisory Committee during the year and invite them to review our program and facility. Program advisors identify current industry trends and advancements in the skills. This gives graduates the knowledge to meet current employer requirements. They advise on the need for new programs and participate in their development and quality assurance. Committee members also assist in identifying industry resources, such as guest speakers, studio connections, practicum placement and/or employment opportunities. Program Advisory Committee members are another important liaison between Lost Boys, the local industry and visual effects community at large. Our advisors are one of our greatest assets and we highly value their opinions.
We are privileged to have them share their knowledge and insight with us!
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM)
Mark began his career in 2001 as a compositor in London for MPC. After several years he moved to the MPC Vancouver studio where they were lucky enough to have him as the Head of Compositing. Since then Mark has moved on to become VFX Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) Vancouver. Throughout his career, he has gained countless credit and vast experience on a various number of popular movies, which include Man of Steel, Life of Pi, Dark Shadows, Sucker Punch, Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and many, many more. With over a decade of Visual Effects experience we are very fortunate to have him as a member of our committee.
Image Engine Design
Daniel started his career 14 years ago in Sydney, Australia as an Assistant Producer for a TV production company. This allowed him access to post production companies and a chance work with these incredibly talented wizards operating these big expensive machines, which sparked his interest in post production. After completing film school in Sydney, Daniel had a long winding road to vfx; assistant editor in a boutique post house, tape operator in Sydney's largest post facility, and finally, becoming one of their in house editors. Having always been drawn to design and motion graphics, he was afforded the opportunity to learn Autodesk Smoke and Flame.
After 9 years in Australia he began a whirlwind tour of the world, working in London, Dubai and Copenhagen before finally setting back in Canada. Since his return he has had the opportunity to work on some amazing and creatively fulfilling projects such as Tron, Battleship, Whitehouse Down, The Thing, RIPD and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Compositor & 2D Supervisor
Double Negative (D-Neg)
50+ Feature Film Credits as a 2D Artist including Intersteller, Ex Machina, Man of Steel, and the Harry Potter Series. Oliver is currently the 2D Supervisor at Double Negative Vancouver and looks after their teams creating cutting edge visual effects productions.
Comp Academy Instructor
Moving Picture Company (MPC)
After 18 years as an award-winning editor Dennis entered film VFX as a Digital Artist/Compositor. His credits include Titanic, Star Wars Episode II, I-Robot, Alice In Wonderland, The Amazing Spiderman and more. With more than 40 years experience in TV and film, his focus now is to share his knowledge with the next generation of VFX artists.
Carlos brings an incredible energy to Compositing. Passionate about his craft, he is a natural mentor, inspiring the students to achieve ever higher levels of quality. Rising up through the ranks to Compositor, Carlos' career has lead him through top tier VFX Studios; Double Negative, Industrial Light & Magic, and currently Scanline VFX.
Tananuch (New) Phosri
Compositor & Roto/BG Prep Lead
New is well known for her high standards in Roto & Paint. She began her career in a demanding stereo conversion job at Generate, moving on to work with Scanline on Heart of the Sea, Divergent, Godzilla, and Game of Thrones Temporarily returning to teach full time and develop our Roto/BGPrep curriculum at Lost Boys. Now New has returned to the Industry to oversee Roto/BGPrep and provide Compositing on feature film VFX productions at Method Studios.
Chris van Dyck
Senior Compositor/VFX Supervisor
Chris van Dyck is a Vancouver-based VFX and Compositing supervisor in the commercial, film, and television industry. With over 12 years of experience, he has worked at some of the top studios around the world: WETA Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, MPC, Method, Rising Sun Pictures, Animal Logic, The Embassy and Prime Focus. Chris has held various roles, including Senior Stereo Compositor, Lead Compositor, Compositing Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, Instructor and Consultant. Some of his most notable credits include: The Hobbit Trilogy, Warcraft, Thor 2, Life of Pi, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Tron: Legacy, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ironman and Frank Miller’s: 300. He is currently excited to grow a small and talented crew to consistently and professionally deliver the highest quality in VFX.
After achieving his Bachelor of Commerce, David shifted gears and followed his dream to work in the Visual Effects Industry. Upon graduation David began his career as a Roto/Paint Artist at MPC and quickly rose to the rank of Compositor. Upon shifting to Double Negative London, David contributed to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Terminator Genisys, and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Returned to MPC Vancouver for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and then recently found at Scanline Vancouver.