VFX Supervisor, ILM London
Ian Comley is a Visual Effects Supervisor with projects including ILM’s largest and most ambitious Digital Human project, the acclaimed ‘ABBA Voyage’.
Comley joined Industrial Light & Magic’s London studio in 2014 as CG Supervisor on Star Wars: The Force Awakens which led to a VES Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Performance. He served as CG Technology Supervisor for four years, with an eye on both global strategic direction for key areas of ILM technology (including Facial Capture, Look Development and Lighting), and local a driver of the rapid expansion of the London team, including embedding ‘ILM TV’. At the same time, he contributed CG Supervision for Daniel Espinosa’s Life and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Comley began his career at Framestore, rising through the ranks over a 10 year period in the pursuit of creating incredible imagery, including establishing and heading the Pipeline Department, then as Look Development Lead for Alfonso Cuarón’s multi-award-winning Gravity (including a VES Award win for “Outstanding Created Environment”), a role which also saw him develop ‘Rocket Raccoon’ for Guardians of the Galaxy, ‘Aslan’ for Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader and ‘Paddington Bear’ for Paddington.
He has participated in the UK STEAM program, been a speaker at SIGGRAPH, FMX, SCA, Ciclope, headlined Film Festivals, and run Master Classes at the National Centre for Computer Animation and the VES Megabrain series.
2023 THE CREATOR – Visual Effects Supervisor
2022 ABBA VOYAGE – Visual Effects Supervisor
2017 STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI – CG Supervisor
2015 STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS – CG Supervisor 2014 PADDINGTON – CG Supervisor
2013 GRAVITY Look Development Lead