An established VFX supervisor in Canada and the UK, Christian Irles will be joining Image Engine in 2018. Coming to us from our partner company Cinesite, Christian has contributed to the big screen adaptation of the best-selling game, Assassin’s Creed, as well as the eagerly awaited 2018 Disney production Mary Poppins, Returns.
Christian’s interest in visual effects began while studying Computer Science, Architecture and Film Studies in his hometown of Mexico City. He initially moved to Montreal back in 2000 to study VFX at the National Animation and Design Centre. He then spent the first five years of his career working as a generalist at Media Principia, Ubisoft and FX Cartel on a number of major releases including Stranger than Fiction and Across the Universe.
Moving to MPC London in 2006 as a senior compositor, Christian worked on Sunshine, Poseidon, and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. He then joined the Cinesite London team as a compositing supervisor and VFX supervisor, completing projects including The Golden Compass, Clash of the Titans, and John Carter.
Christian returned to Canada with his family a few years ago to work with MPC in both their Vancouver and Montreal offices. During his time with them, he was at the helm of a number of major productions, including Pan, Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Into The Woods. On Into the Woods, he led a team that completed just over 300 complex shots. Their work included a full CG giant and beanstalk, creatures including photo-realistic blackbirds, snakes, mice and a cow, a magical thicket and gnarly trees, as well as key environments, destruction effects and transformation shots.
We look forward to Christian’s creative leadership at Image Engine!