Billy Brooks has been working in the Visual Effects and Animation industry for over 18 years. He is currently a Senior Lighter at DreamWorks Animation. Prior to DreamWorks, Billy worked as a lighter/compositor at Industrial Light & Magic, Lighting Director at Electronic Arts, Lighter/Compositor at Sony Imageworks, to name a few. Billy's career highlight to date was undoubtably being fully responsible for making R2-D2 fly in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones.
After finishing Xmen 2 at Cinesite Hollywood, Billy decided to take a break from film and jump into the wold of video games at Electronic Arts. As Lighting Director of EA Los Angeles, he was responsible for working with the tools team in developing a more artist friendly lighting pipeline. Working with the Art Director, Billy would also manage the team of lighters and help them achieve the established creative look of the game.
In 2008, he returned to film at Sony Imageworks with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
Billy attended the film school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and furthered his education at the School of Communication Arts. He is a member of the Visual Effects Society, ASIFA Hollywood,. BMI, and The Animation Guild.
In his spare time, Billy is also an award winning electronic musician, an avid digital photographer, and a volunteer with local charities.