Ian Cope is a Producer at Rising Sun Pictures, encompassing Visual Effects, Content & Communications. He has contributed to the design & execution of visual effects on feature films such as Gravity, Prometheus, the Harry Potter series, Green Lantern, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Ian's journey in film began with a trip to Hollywood in the 80's, where as a young boy he was inspired by a behind-the-scenes tour of a movie Studio. He spent the next 10 years learning all he could about film and computer graphics, culminating in a Design (Visual Communication) degree at UTS, Sydney, where he produced a number of short animated films.
His professional career has included roles as an Animation & Video producer, Hardware & Application Specialist, IT professional, and a lecturer of tertiary students in Animation & Visual Effects.
Ian's many roles within RSP have included Compositor, Production Manager, Education Coordinator, Editor and Sales & Communications Manager.
Ian draws on his extensive experience to manage a team of artists and technicians to deliver world-class visual effects to clients around the world. He is also an active member and board member of the Visual Effects Society (VES).