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Going back to using Photoshop & After Effects without ProEXR is completely unthinkable. - Ben Grossmann, Visual Effects Supervisor, The Syndicate
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We spent two days with Ben including an elements shoot for Shutter Island.
~ Ben Grossman, visual FX supervisor, The Syndicate
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Ben Grossmann, 34, son of Dawn and Bruce Grossmann won an Academy Award Sunday night for Outstanding Visual Effects for his work on Martin Scorsese's film "Hugo."
, a homeschooler, who grew up here in Delta and attended UAF at age 16, has been in Los Angeles since 2001 working in Visual Effects in TV and feature films.
won an Emmy in 2006 for his
work on the Sci-Fi mini series.
moved to Delta when he
was 4 and lived in a cabin off Spengler Rd with no TV for most of his
He worked as a photographer for the News Miner and the Associate Press while in college and then with Fox TV in Fairbanks until moving to the big city.
has previously worked with Scorsese on "Shutter Island" and small feature productions as well as "Alice in Wonderland", "The Day After Tomorrow", "Sin City" and "Spy Kids 2."
More than you need to know about Ben Grossmann
Born in Washington, DC at the end of the reign of the King, Ben spent much of his childhood moving from place to place on the East Coast.
When his parents decided their future was missionary work in the villages of Alaska, Ben went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue a degree in International Politics.
Final semester of his senior year, Ben couldn't pass up the opportunity to be a photojournalist for the state's second-largest daily newspaper.
Several years later he
was bribed into becoming a cameraman for Fox & CBS affiliates.
Then an editor.
And it didn't end there.
Happy to pounce on any opportunity to learn, Ben
has also been an evening-news weatherman, a national television producer, a nightclub DJ, a motion graphics designer, and a dishwasher.
spare time (during leap years), he
travels the world ghetto-style, maintains his
collection of Saabs, and studies quantum cryptography.
Ben is currently living in Venice and working as a freelance VFX Supervisor.
been fortunate to work with some of the bestpeople in the industry and he's
tried to learn a lot from them.