Mandy Sorenson is equally skilled as a compositor/2D artist and a member of the color grading team. An expert in all facets of Flame, she does a wide variety of beauty work, composites, transitions, cleanup and all the tasks that come through Company 3’s VFX department. She has worked on blockbuster features including groundbreaking projects such as Avengers: Endgame and Lion King. Previously, she freelanced and had long stints at a number of VFX houses including Brickyard VFX, Zoic Studios and Encore. She started her Flame career at 525 Post, where she learned about the tools and techniques of compositing at what was one of the 1990s leading VFX companies introducing high-level digital compositing to major music videos and commercials.
Sorenson grew up in Texas and earned her BS in Radio/Television/Film from the University of Texas at Austin. After a couple of years working at Dallas post-production companies, she relocated to Los Angeles and 525, where she started as a tape operator and then moved into compositing on groundbreaking commercials and music videos for groups including The Smashing Pumpkins, Bush and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. She has worn many hats in her career from tape op to on-set supervisor to compositing supervisor — skills that provide her with an excellent overview of the way visual effects are vital to the post process.