With over 17 years of experience in visual effects, Peter Farkas has seen first-hand how the industry and technology has evolved over the years. Starting off his career as a roto and prep artist, Peter understands the entire 2D workflow, which allows him to resolve issues quickly and mentor artists as a Compositing Supervisor.
Peter studied IT, communication, and marketing in Hungary and began working as an editor and graphic designer. Later, Peter joined a TV channel, where he learned about video and motion graphics and experienced the TV industry’s transition to HD. From there, he joined a Hungarian VFX studio called Cube Effects, where he started as a roto artist and worked his way up to prep artist and lead compositing artist.
For his next chapter, Peter decided to move abroad to London, UK to work as a compositor at MPC and Baseblack, where he was excited to work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2 and other projects. After that, he joined DNEG at their London office as Senior and Lead Compositor and then transferred to Vancouver, BC to help open their new office with a promotion to become the 2D Compositing Supervisor for a total of nine years with the company. His highlights include working on Dune, which won an Oscar Award, BAFTA Award, and four VES Awards, Catch-22, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for ‘outstanding special visual effects in a supporting role’, First Man, where he was a VES Award nominee for ‘outstanding compositing in a photoreal feature’, and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, which won an Oscar Award, VES Award, and BAFTA Award. He also contributed to projects such as Pacific Rim Uprising, Blade Runner 2049, The Mummy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Thor: The Dark World, Terminator Genisys, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Rush, Total Recall, Snow White and the Huntsman, and more.
In Vancouver, Peter also worked at CoSA VFX as Compositing Supervisor before joining Image Engine as Compositing Supervisor in September 2022. Over his career, Peter has seen thousands of shots and many different solutions, which has developed his mindset of how to look at images. He enjoys being involved with creative decisions and supporting his team of artists by mentoring and extending his knowledge. By working at the end of the workflow, Peter relishes the ability to ensure the final look of all the work goes out with extremely high quality.
Besides visual effects, Peter Farkas is also fond of cycling, RC cars, music, playing guitar, and outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, swimming, and archery.