Bill Westenhofer is a VFX Supervisor.
Bill served as the Visual Effects Supervisor at Rhythm & Hues Studios for over 18 years. During his time at R&H, he supervised a team of 400 digital artists on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. A few years later, he won both BAFTA and Academy Awards in the Best Visual Effects categories for The Golden Compass (2007) and Life of Pi (2012). His work on Life of Pi was also recognized by the London Critics Circle Film Awards (Technical Achievement of the Year) and the Visual Effects Society (Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture).
Bill earned his B.S. in Engineering (BSEG)/Computer Engineering from Bucknell University, and his M.S. in Computer Science at George Washington University, where he studied the use of dynamics in physically-based animation. He was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.
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