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Creation Date

2016

Biography

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.

Filmography

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