From Manchester U to the Academy Awards
Enter the Matrix
IRIDAS Joins the Team
Raising the Bar
SpeedGrade is Born
Kim Libreri's Filmography
Kim Libreri doesn’t come across as the leader in VFX technology
that he is. He barely appears in the ‘making of’ featurettes that accompany every
Matrix movie DVD. But – as any Matrix fan knows – appearances can be
Kim’s slight English accent still betrays
his Lancashire roots. He speaks quickly and the ideas flow thick and
fast, revealing a keen mind and a gift for explaining complex
technologies in clear terms.
Kim and his wife at the 2000 Academy Awards where he
and the Matrix Bullet Time team won a Technical Achievement Award.
IRIDAS has worked closely with Kim Liberi and
the team at ESC. Customer input has always been the key to IRIDAS'
succes but no customer has had as much impact on IRIDAS' product
development as he has.
Kim spoke with Spotlight recently and shared
something of his personal journey in visual effects and the
groundbreaking work he was part of for the Matrix movies.
The "Superpunch" with the falling raindrops was one of the most
technically challenging shots in the final Matrix film.
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