With strong intuition and understanding of the clients’ vision, Francisco Palomares is currently a Compositing Supervisor at Image Engine.
With original plans to become an Audio Engineer, Francisco ended up pivoting into a more visual career after falling in love with alpha channels, histograms, layers, and the Adobe way of thinking but soon after became blown away by programs like Shake and Nuke
Starting his career as a Motion Designer at Showspot, Francisco wore many different hats and built up his skillset over the next years working for their clients, which included Nike, Apple, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Absolut, among others. He was promoted to Creative Director, before he moved on to land his first visual effects role as a Compositor on The Last Circus at Molinare Madrid, Spain.
Afterwards, Francisco moved to Sydney, Australia to work as a Stereo Compositor at Animal Logic on The Great Gatsby. Then he became a Senior Compositor at Double Negative in Singapore and contributed to Exodus: Gods and Kings, Hercules, Ex Machina, Godzilla, Muppets Most Wanted, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and more. Also in Singapore, Francisco joined Industrial Light & Magic as a Compositor on Jurassic World, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, and Hitman. Continuing on his travels, Francisco moved to New Zealand to become a compositor at Weta Digital for Spectral, The BFG, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, The Jungle Book, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
Francisco went back to Spain to work at El Ranchito before moving to Vancouver, where he became Lead and Compositing Supervisor at DNEG for over three years. His contributions include Fast and Furious 9, Sacred Lies II, Krypton: Season 2, Alita Battle Angel, and Wonder Woman 1984.
Francisco Palomares worked short stints as Compositing Supervisor at Scanline and CoSA in Vancouver, before joining Image Engine in 2022 where he is currently Compositing Supervisor for Willow.