Interview with VFX Supervisor Richard Hoover

By Richard Hoover | 31st October 2018

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Biography

Richard Hoover joined Framestore as VFX Supervisor in Montréal in 2015, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the visual effects industry. In 2018 Richard won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and BAFTA in Best Special Effects in 2018 for Blade Runner 2049 and boasting two Academy Award nominations for feature films Superman Returns and Armageddon.

Richard is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he studied Fine Arts and Architecture. His first role as Director’s Assistant at MidOcean Motion Pictures took him straight to Hollywood, where he was quickly promoted to Commercial Director, working across both live action and computer generated effects. His passion and talent for VFX resulted in stints at Dream Quest Images, where, on his second film project, Richard accrued the AMPAS nomination for Armageddon; Walt Disney Animation, later The Secret Lab; and most recently, Sony Pictures Imageworks, where he held the role of VFX Supervisor for 11 years.

Richard joined Framestore to head up Montréal’s work on Director Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, and held the role of VFX Supervisor on Blade Runner 2049, winning the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and BAFTA for Best Special Effects. He is currently lVFX Supervisor on Disney’s Dumbo. Known for his calm demeanour, he loves engaging with artists on the job, and strives to create a communicative, creative environment for all involved.

Awards

2018 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Blade Runner 2049

2018 BAFTA for Best Special Effects, Blade Runner 2049