Production VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers has gained over 20 years experience in creating highly acclaimed visual effects for feature films, and is one of our most experienced on-set VFX Supervisors. Richard works closely with film makers from concept through to final delivery, overseeing previz, the on set shoot and post production.
Most recently Richard was Production VFX Supervisor on Ridley Scott’s critically acclaimed movie The Martian, overseeing 3 main visual effects studios and delivering 1100 stunning stereo shots. Richard received Academy® Award, BAFTA and VES Award nominations for the teams photo real work on the red planet.
Richard has also received Academy, BAFTA and VES nominations for Best Visual Effects for X-Men: Days of Future Past and Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe, Prometheus.
Bryan Singer appointed Richard as Production VFX Supervisor for X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2012, and began work using extensive previs to help visualise the story prior to principal photography. Richard and his team of 9 VFX vendors helped create 20 mutants, armies of deadly Sentinels and past and future environments.
In 2011 Richard worked with Ridley Scott to help realise his return to the Alien universe, Prometheus. Richard oversaw the work of 10 VFX studios, delivering 1400 stereo shots. Some of the spectacular work included creating the alien planet LV-223, space environments, space-crafts, an explosive crash sequence and menacing alien creatures.
Richard joined MPC in 1995, as Head of 2D Effects on long form dramas Gulliver’s Travels, Invasion: Earth and The Strangerers as well as a number of high profile commercials and broadcast idents. It was clear Richard was a highly skilled VFX artist and at the end of 2001 he was transferred to MPC’s film department as Visual Effects Supervisor where he built up a stella filmography of work including Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Da Vinci Code, 10,000 BC, Angels and Demons, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Robin Hood.
The Martian (2015) - Production Visual Effects Supervisor
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – Production Visual Effects Supervisor
The Counselor (2013) – Production Visual Effects Supervisor
Prometheus (2012) – Production Visual Effects Supervisor
Robin Hood (2010) - Production Visual Effects Supervisor
Angels & Demons (2009) - Visual Effects Supervisor
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) – Set Supervisor/Seq Lead
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) - Production Visual Effects Supervisor
Starter for Ten (2006) - Visual Effects Supervisor
The Good Night (2006) - Visual Effects Supervisor
Scoop (2006) - Visual Effects Supervisor
The Da Vinci Code (2005) - MPC Visual Effects Supervisor
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2004/5) - Additional Visual Effects Supervisor
Wimbledon (2004) - Visual Effects Supervisor
Calendar Girls (2003) - Visual Effects Supervisor
The Medallion (2003) - Senior Compositor
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002) - Digital Compositor
The Heart of Me (2002) - Digital Effects Supervisor
Full Frontal (2001) - Visual Effects Supervisor
The Way We Live Now (2001) - Visual Effects Supervisor
Station Jim (2001) - Visual Effects Supervisor
Hotel (2001) - Visual Effects Supervisor /2nd Unit Director
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2000) - Digital Compositor
The Strangerers (2000) - Visual Effects Supervisor / 2nd Unit Director
Invasion: Earth (1998) – Digital Compositor
Gulliver’s Travels (1996) – Digital Compositor