Paris Images Digital Summit (PIDS) is an event dedicated to Digital Creation launched by the Ile de France Film Commission. For three days, discover the latest trends and innovations in digital visual effects, CGI, motion-capture, 3-D and disruptive technologies in cinema, television, advertising, video games and transmedia. The second edition of Digital Creation GENIE Awards will celebrate Digital Creation’s New Talents.
John Knoll is COO and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at ILM where he’s worked since1986. After three years of operating, John Knoll was called upon to work on the ground breaking digital effects for The Abyss, a film that saw the first use of Photoshop, which he had co-developed with his brother Thomas. Since that time, John Knoll has been promoted to Visual Effects Supervisor helming the visual effects on more than twenty feature films and commercials.
His film background coupled with an advanced understanding of digital technologies has made John Knoll a much sought-after supervisor having been honored with an Oscar and a BAFTA Award for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and five additional visual effects Academy Award nominations as well as five additional BAFTA nominations.
During his career, John Knoll has collaborated with the most-acclaimed directors such as George Lucas, Brian De Palma, James Cameron, Guillermo Del Toro or JJ Abrams.
John Knoll was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and a Visual Effects Society Award for Visual Effects for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first film in the Star Wars stand-alone series and one for which John Knoll served as both an Executive Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor. The film is also based on a concept created by him.
And that is why the GENIE Awards committee is very honored to celebrate the work of John Knoll one of the biggest VFX Supervisor in the digital era, who pushes back the boundaries of the Art of Cinematography.
Former GENIE Visionary Awards :
2015 : Neil Corbould
2016 : Dennis Muren, Rodolphe Chabrier, Jacques Bled
2017 : Joe Letteri, Pierre Buffin
2018 : Phil Tippett, Christian Guillon
GENIE Awards 2015