Doug Spilatro, who joined Company 3 late 2018, leads the VFX department, designed to create and integrate visual effects work as part of the company’s color grading and finishing work. He has been a highly successful VFX artist at Deluxe’s Encore and EFilm since 2001 and before that, at other major shops in Southern California and previously in Chicago. He has supervised visual effects work on an impressive number of features, including The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and “invisible” visual effects for powerful, Oscar-winning dramas such as The Revenant, Birdman, The Post and Fences.
Spilatro grew up in the New York City suburbs and spent his first 12 years in the industry doing VFX on commercials in the Chicago area, where he’d graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Film & TV. In addition to his own expertise in an impressive number of VFX packages, he also has an excellent track record building talented and technically advanced teams.