fxpodcast #236: Adam Howard VFX Supervisor




Adam in 1968 on NHK

In an in depth and sometimes humorous interview, Adam Howard VFX supervisor (Twilight) talks about his incredible career.
From his (brief) time as a child star on Tokyo television, to his landmark work in the area of episodic digital visual effects (leading to 4 Emmys), to his time at ILM working with some of the greatest directors of the modern age, and most recently as a studio visual effects supervisor.


Spielberg, Cameron, Lucas, and Big Bird – all with Adam Howard

Adam Howard started his career in Melbourne Australia. Moving to LA he played a significant role in the critical period when digital effects were first introduced to Episodic television. Winning four Emmys while working on a host of cutting edge programs such as Star Trek Next Generation and its spin off shows. Adam talks about the Post Group, Digital Magic and then his move to ILM.

Adam has worked on an incredible array of feature films both as a Sabre Artist at ILM and now freelance.

Here are just some of his film credits.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – Visual Effects Supervisor
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – Visual Effects Supervisor
Rush Hour 3 – Co-visual Effects Supervisor
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – Sabre Artist (ILM)
Mission: Impossible III – Sabre Artist (ILM)
Jarhead – Sabre Artist (ILM)
War of the Worlds – Sabre Artist (ILM)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – Sabre Artist (ILM)
Peter Pan – Sabre Artist (ILM)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – Sabre Artist (ILM)
Armageddon – Visual Effects Compositing Supervisor
Titanic – Digital Compositing Supervisor (POP Film)
Star Trek: First Contact – Visual Effects Supervisor


His television credits are just as important and perhaps even more significant to the development of digital visual effects.

these include:

Adam on set of Star Trek (click for zoom)

Star Trek: Voyager (TV series)
Star Trek: Enterprise (TV series)
Angel (TV series)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles  (TV series)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV series)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
MacGyver (TV series)



Adam speaks to fxguide from the USA.

Also watch out for an upcoming fxguidetv on the remastering of Star Trek Next Generation.


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