Welcome Stephen Robertson!
We’re very excited to introduce one of our new instructors, Stephen Robertson. He currently works at ILM and will be teaching our VFX course.
Stephen was born in Toronto where he attended Humber College and studied Film and TV. This was followed up by a production assistant job at a boutique commercial house. He soon caught on quick and was able to move up to a full-time editor/motion graphics artist. Here he created television commercials for Universal, Sony and Warner Music. However, after about 10 years he decided to pick up and move to Vancouver. It was a place he had visited and fell in love with the year before. Even though he arrived with no job, he immediately made a few industry friends, taught himself Nuke and made the switch to be a VFX compositor. He started out on a small television show, but within seven years found himself working on major motion pictures.
Now after 16 years, he’s worked at Prime Focus (now Double Negative), MPC and currently ILM. The project he’s most proud of is ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘. On this show he was able to combine all of the skills he’s acquired over the years and stretch his creative input on shots.
When not working, he runs a small production company with some friends and they produce films. So far they’ve finished four features as well as several shorts, one of which has been selected for the Cannes Film Market. Currently, they are gearing up for their second slate of projects. Aside from running his production company, Stephen enjoys dining in restaurants with his girlfriend, playing board games and traveling since it helps open up his mind to creativity and new experiences.