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- Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
VFX supervisor Jesper Kjölsrud joins Cinesite London
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Cinesite has brought Jesper Kjölsrud aboard its London office as VFX supervisor. The 20-year industry veteran has successfully led teams both as a VFX and CG supervisor on many award-winning projects.
Kjölsrud has worked on a wide range of feature film and episodic television fare. His credit list includes Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Outlander, The Lone Survivor, The Thing, Alice Through The Looking Glass and District 9.
Kjölsrud is well known in the industry for his mastery of CG. Having initial studied in northern Sweden, he then moved to the UK in 1997 where he worked as a 3D Artist at MPC before becoming one of the original members of Double Negative when they opened for business as a small boutique in 1998. Over 10 years at DNEG, Kjölsrud supervised CG and VFX on many projects including Enemy At The Gates, The Chronicles of Riddick, Doom, The Da Vinci Code and 10,000BC. In 2009 he made the move to Vancouver joining Cinesite’s partner company Image Engine as sequence supervisor on District 9. Kjölsrud went on to work as both production side VFX supervisor on The Thing and Lone Survivor as well as facility VFX supervisor for Image Engine’s work on The Losers, R.I.P.D and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Kjölsrud returned to the UK in 2016 to supervise a number of projects at Goodbye Kansas including Robin Hood, season 2 of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and seasons 3 and 4 of Outlander.
Kjölsrud’s appointment comes at a busy time for Cinesite, which is in production on various projects, including The Witcher & Lost In Space (season 2, Netflix), Outlander (season 5, Starz) and a special live action experience project based on a high-energy franchise for Universal Studios. Recent VFX credits include Avengers: Endgame (Marvel), Rocketman (Paramount Pictures) and Murder Mystery (Netflix).