With a focus on creating high end, photo-realistic visual effects for feature films, Andy Robinson has extensive high- level industry experience as a DFX Supervisor, Compositing Supervisor, Sequence Lead and Senior Compositor. A self-taught Nuke, Shake and Flame artist, he brings extensive knowledge of film production, as well as an extreme eye for detail, to his role as Compositing Manager.
His compositing career began in a ‘trial-by-fire’ fashion through his work on Tarsem’s “The Cell”. Other high profile features followed, such as David Fincher’s “Panic Room”, Chris Weitz’s “The Golden Compass”, numerous “Harry Potter” films, as well as Marc Forster's zombie movie “World War Z”.
The high quality of Robinson’s experience is visible through the images he has created for numerous feature films under his credit.
With over 15 years in the film and television industry, possessing experience as a camera assistant, editor, and having been trained in film principles, scanning/recording, lab techniques and procedure, Robinson finds his creative niche in visual effects and believes that his range of experience allows him to better understand the entire process of filmmaking.
Andy was an important part of the Mr. X team in the early years of the company (2003-04) and was instrumental in our growth during that time, but the desire to work on larger more complex visual effects productions led Robinson from his native Canada to the United Kingdom where he became a 2D Supervisor at Cinesite Europe. Finding his true strength in supervising, this led to his 2009 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Miniseries for HBO’s “Into The Storm”. Following on from this success, he was proud to lead Cinesite's visual effects work on the final three films in the Harry Potter franchise, which earned him a 2012 VES nomination for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Film.
Bringing his experience gained abroad back to Toronto, as Compositing Manager at Mr. X Andy has a lot of plans for development of the compositing department including training and education; working closely with animation, FX, and lighting to develop better workflows; as well as overall quality control of our final composites. This eye for detail earned him a Canadian Screen Award for “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” in 2013.
Truly comfortable in the film industry, Robinson develops ideas and visions through collaborations with filmmakers and other supervisors. Robinson's strength is in his ability to understand a filmmaker's vision and convert that into stunning reality on the big screen. With experience in both visual effects and camera departments, he strengthens the valuable interdependent relationship between production and post.