VFX Supervisor, Raya & the Last Dragon, Disney
KYLE ODERMATT (Visual Effects Supervisor) oversees the entire image production pipeline, from early visualization of story ideas right through to delivery of final imagery in stereoscopic 3D.
Odermatt began his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1996 as a model development technical supervisor. His responsibilities included overseeing modeling, rigging, layout and EFX development for all current shows in production. Odermatt went on to become the artistic supervisor of computer graphics on “Treasure Planet.” He served as a CG Supervisor on “Chicken Little,” “Meet the Robinsons” and a VFX Supervisor on “Princess and the Frog,” “Winnie the Pooh” and 2012’s Oscar®-winning short “Paperman.” Odermatt was Visual Effects Supervisor for 2014’s Oscar-winning feature film “Big Hero 6” and 2016's Oscar-nominated “Moana.” He most recently worked on the 2021 release “Raya and the Last Dragon”, a project completed entirely from home.
Before joining Disney, Odermatt worked for Industrial Light & Magic as a character supervisor/modeler. His background also includes working for Gingko Design as an industrial designer and as a CAD manager for a Los Angeles architectural firm. His professional affiliations include Asifa, Siggraph, VES and AMPAS.
Odermatt was born in Berkeley, Calif. He received a Bachelor’s of Art in visual development from Dartmouth College, and did his postgraduate studies in architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design and also in transportation design at the ArtCenter College of Design.
Odermatt resides in Pasadena, Calif., with his wife and two children. His favorite Disney memory is of a friend’s 4-year-old son asking him if he had ever met Chicken Little, and if so, could he invite him over to their house.