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Curtis Carlson


Visual FX Compositor Industrial Light & Magic


I am currently a visual effects compositor at Industrial Light and Magic.
Graduating from LCAD in 2010, I found my first break into the industry working on the stereo conversion of several films, such as "Transformers 3" and "Titanic." Afterwards, I moved on to Sony Pictures Imageworks. For a few years there, I composited on projects like "Oz: the Great and Powerful" and the "Spider-Man" films.
It's been an extraordinary journey working with great teams on such high profile projects. My biggest takeaway so far from both from school and working is to surround yourself with people more talented than you are. Learning happens exponentially faster and you are constantly inspired to improve. And as a mentor once told me, "Work hard, be nice and good things will happen."

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