Visual Effects Supervisor / CEO, Magnopus

He is an Oscar-winning and Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor who is currently CEO of the visual development company Magnopus in downtown Los Angeles. He has supervised visual effects on many films in the past decade, most recently the Oscar-nominated Star Trek Into Darkness, and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo for which he won the Outstanding Special Visual Effects Oscar in 2012.

His resume includes films like Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland , Shutter Island, Sin City, The Day After Tomorrow, Master and Commander and dozens more. In addition to feature films, he has worked on, and
occasionally directed, award-winning commercial campaigns and other special venue projects beyond the theater and television screen.

His projects can range from finishing independent films in a garage with a handful of people, to supervising tentpoles with 800+ artists in a dozen cities across Asia, Europe, and North America. Passionate about technology, logistics, and efficiency as a means, of enabling maximum free-range creativity, he’s magnetically attracted to the phrases “you can’t do that” and “that will never work.”

Ben Grossmann is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Visual Effects Society.!

Speaker years: 
2014