Jason Lopes, VFX Engineer on Pacific Rim, Avatar, Iron Man 1 & 2, The Life of Pi and others
Jason Lopes is Lead Engineer for Californian special effects company Legacy Effects. Honeycomb was delighted to welcome Jason as part of the Game On talks at the Drogheda Arts Festival on May 4th, 2014. His credits include Terminator Salvation, 2012, Avatar, Thor, Iron Man 1 & 2, The Life of Pi, Cowboys & Aliens, and many other hugely successful film and television productions. Jason delivered a masterclass on 3D printing together with Dr. Conor MacCormack. Conor is co-founder and CEO of Mcor, a leading 3D printing manufacturer based in Co. Louth. The masterclass was designed for professionals working in the digital arts industry. It gave participants an insight into the changing world of special effects in the film industry and the increasing role of 3D printing in its development. In this interview, Jason talks about his work and what it takes to forge a successful career in the demanding world of Hollywood special effects for movies.