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Roger Guyett

Visual Effects Supervisor / Second Unit Director
Industrial Light & Magic


TALKS HELD

The Visual Effects of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”


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Roger Guyett joined ILM in 1994 to work on the groundbreaking computer animation in Casper. He was a principal member of the team that produced over forty minutes of 3D character animation, marking the first time in cinematic history that a leading role was played by an entirely synthetic actor.

In 1995, Guyett led the technical direction of key sequences in Dragonheart, where ILM’s proprietary facial animation software brought Draco the CG dragon to life. As computer graphics supervisor on Twister, he oversaw a team of digital artists that created stunning images of one of nature’s fiercest weather events. Three years later, Guyett was recognized with a British Academy Award (BAFTA) for his innovative work as co-visual effects supervisor on Saving Private Ryan. For his work on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Guyett earned both Oscar and BAFTA nominations and won the Visual Effects Society Award for Best Visual Effects.

Guyett was the Visual Effects Supervisor and Second Unit Director for J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster re-imagining of the legendary Star Trek franchise. For the 2009 film, Guyett again received Oscar and BAFTA nominations as well as a VES nomination for Best Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature. For Star Wars: The Force Awakens also directed by Abrams, Guyett reprised his role as Visual Effects Supervisor and Second Unit Director, won the BAFTA Award for Special Visual Effects, the VES Award for Best Visual Effects and received an Oscar® nomination for Best Visual Effects.

In 2009, Guyett was named to the PGA ‘Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers List’ by the Producer’s Guild of America which honors those who have made the most vibrant and exciting contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling.

Born and raised in Great Britain, Guyett worked in the video and film post-production industry for eight years. He supervised numerous award-winning commercial, television and film projects for clients such as Ridley Scott and Amblin Entertainment.

ILM CREDITS
Feature Films

2017 READY PLAYER ONE – Visual Effects Supervisor
2015 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – Visual Effects Supervisor/Second Unit Director

  • BAFTA Award – Special Visual Effects
    Visual Effects Society Award– Best Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Film

2013 STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS – Visual Effects Supervisor/Second Unit Director

  • BAFTA Nomination – Special Visual Effects
  • Visual Effects Society Award Nomination – Best Visual Effects
  • 2011 COWBOYS & ALIENS – Visual Effects Supervisor / Second Unit Director

2009 STAR TREK – Visual Effects Supervisor / Second Unit Director

  • Academy Award Nomination – Best Visual Effects
  • BAFTA Nomination – Special Visual Effects
  • Visual Effects Society Award Nomination – Best Visual Effects

2007 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END – Visual Effects Supervisor
2006 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST – Visual Effects Supervisor
2006 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III – Visual Effects Supervisor
2006 THE AMITYVILLE HORROR – Visual Effects Supervisor
2005 RENT – Visual Effects Supervisor
2005 STAR WARS: EPISODE III “Revenge of the Sith”– Visual Effects Supervisor

  • Visual Effects Society Award Nomination – Best Visual Effects
  • 2004 HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN – Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Academy Award Nomination – Best Visual Effects
  • BAFTA Nomination – Special Visual Effects
  • Visual Effects Society Award – Best Visual Effects

2003 TIMELINE – Visual Effects Supervisor
2003 TEARS OF THE SUN – Visual Effects Supervisor
2001 HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE – Visual Effects Supervisor
2000 SWEET NOVEMBER – Visual Effects Supervisor
2000 THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE – Visual Effects Supervisor
1998 SMALL SOLDIERS – Plate Photography VFX Supervisor
1998 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN – Co-Visual Effects Supervisor

  • BAFTA Award– Special Visual Effects

1997 REACH THE ROCK – Visual Effects Supervisor
1997 SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL – Associate Visual Effects Supervisor
1996 MARS ATTACKS! – Computer Graphics Supervisor
1996 TWISTER – Computer Graphics Supervisor
1995 DRAGONHEART – Senior Technical Director
1995 CASPER – Senior Technical Director