Ollie Rankin is a New Zealand born visual effects supervisor whose career spans 15 years. His background in programming and specifically the field of artificial intelligence led him into what was then the brand new discipline of crowd simulation as one of the first users of Massive, building brains and choreographing battle sequences for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then he has worked at several other facilities around the world, progressively broadening his knowledge and experience to cover the full gamut of vfx production. He currently works as a feature film VFX supervisor at method studios, Vancouver. He maintains a keen interest in the development and standardization of vfx technology and pipelines.