Compositing Supervisor Jan Dubberke got his start in the creative industries in 1993 through an apprenticeship for reprographics and typesetting. He was in this role until 1997 when he began work as an on-air graphics operator for national television programs in Germany, progressing to on-air designer and motion designer and gaining first experience with Media Illusion (an early days node-based compositing tool).
Jan transitioned to visual effects in 2001 as a freelancer Motion Designer and Compositor, working with various clients on commercials and film. During this time, he began his studies at the Hochschule Hannover – University for Applied Sciences and Arts, where he later graduated with a diploma in Communication Design.
Jan’s career took him to London in 2007, where he joined Moving Picture Company (MPC) as a digital compositor, then DNEG and finally Framestore as compositing lead. In this time, he contributed to 10,000 BC, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Fast & Furious, and Avatar.
In 2010 Jan did a quick stint at MPC and Digital Domain in Vancouver as a lead compositor where he worked on Thor, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Fast Five.
At the end of that year, Jan seized the opportunity to go to New Zealand and work at Weta Digital, where he would spend the next two years on Prometheus, Man of Steel, The Wolverine and The Desolation of Smaug.
Jan returned to Vancouver in 2014 to take on the role of compositing supervisor at MPC. In this role, he worked on Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb, Spectre, and The Mummy.
In 2018 Jan joined Image Engine to contribute to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as compositing supervisor. Since then, Jan has contributed to many of Image Engine’s projects, bringing his wealth of experience to ensure that his team seamlessly executes on our clients’ visions and delivers outstanding results.