William Gammon

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Visual Effects

Contact

Telephone (02) 6687 2662
Mobile 0411 166 652
Address Habitat - Suite 64, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
Email will.gammon@cumulusvfx.com
Website www.cumulusvfx.com

About

Will started his career in visual effects in early 2001, working for Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide. With his background in photography and under the guidance from some of Australia’s top talent, Will very quickly honed his skills in the craft of compositing.

Over the years Will has contributed to some of the worlds most iconic films such as Lord of the Rings – Return of the King, The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond. He was also sequence lead on projects such as Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince and other Blockbuster films.

In 2010 Will transitioned into animated feature work at Animal Logic. Working on the breathtaking 3D film The Legend of the Guardians, Will led some of the key sequences from look development to final. Soon after Will joined the exclusive compositing team at Fuel VFX to work on Mavel Studios Thor and a swag of high end commercials before returning to Animal Logic for the stereoscopic conversion of Harry Potter film and The Deathly Hallows Prt 2.

Upon completion, Will returned to Fuel to work on Mission Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol and led a team of artists on one of the most technically challenging shots. Shortly after he joined the team on Happy Feet 2 at Dr D Studios where he developed and composited some of the most visually spectacular sequences of the film.

Currently, Will is the owner of Cumulus VFX, a boutique visual effects studio that produces high quality visual effects for film, television and other visual media and is based in the stunning northern rivers district of New South Wales, Australia. Cumulus uses custom techniques to access data and information from its original source, anywhere in the world. This ability to utilise the internet allows clients and studios to feel closer then ever imagined. With the creator's vision in mind, Cumulus aims to deliver the highest quality of visual effects and service at a fraction of the cost. The studio’s use of collaborative review tools not only gives clients creative control of their vision, but also gives them access to Cumulus wherever they may be.

With this choice of location has come a real need to focus on remote collaboration and Will has addressed this by building a software division of his company that is creating a remote data management tool called Syclone. Syclone allows individual professionals to easily and effectively collaborate by sharing large amounts of data across the internet while maintaining the quality of service to clients.

Will has turned his focus toward helping independent filmmakers get the best quality visual effects for their budgets, by offering an alternative solution to going to the usual inflexible, expensive studios. Creatives need to feel motivated and supported and by building a community of like minded professionals using Syclone, his aim is to start a revolution in the way we live and work together. He strongly believes that the key to happy living is to keep your work/life balance in order. He hopes that Syclone will give everyone in VFX the opportunity to live and work wherever they feel most inspired.

Career Highlights

Will has contributed to some of the worlds most iconic films such as Lord of the Rings – Return of the King, The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond. He was also sequence lead on projects such as Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince and other Blockbuster films.

Production Credits

VISUAL EFFECTS
2014 Milkmaid (Short) (digital effects) / (visual effects supervisor)
2014/I Prank (Short) (digital compositor) / (digital effects)
2014 All This Mayhem (Documentary) (visual effects)
2014 The Last Time I Saw Richard (Short) (digital effects)
2013 The Landing (Short) (supervisor/compositor: Cumulus Visual Effects)
2013 Wolf Creek 2 (visual effects)
2013 Patrick (visual effects supervisor - lead compositor)
2013 Return to Nim's Island (compositor - as Will Gammon)
2012 A Cautionary Tail (Short) (digital effects)
2010/I The Way Back (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures - as Will Gammon)
2009 Mao's Last Dancer (2d sequence lead: Rising Sun Pictures)
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (digital compositor)
2009 Terminator Salvation (digital compositor)
2009 Watchmen (senior compositor: Rising Sun Pictures)
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (digital compositor - Rising Sun Pictures)
2008 The Ruins (compositor: Rising Sun Picture) / (data wrangler: Rising Sun Picture)
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures)
2007 28 Weeks Later (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures)
2007 The Last Mimzy (compositor: Rising Sun Picture)
2006 Blood Diamond (digital effects artist: Rising Sun Pictures)
2006 Superman Returns (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures - as Will Gammon)
2006 Elephant Tales (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures)
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (visual effects: Rising Sun Pictures)
2005 Man-Thing (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures)
2005 Deck Dogz (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures) / (visual effects supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures)
2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures - as Will Gammon)
2003 Paycheck (compositor: Rising Sun Pictures)
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (digital compositor - uncredited)
2003 The Last Samurai (digital compositor)
2003 Travelers and Magicians (digital compositor)
2003 George of the Jungle 2 (Video) (digital compositor)
2003 The Core (2D artist: Rising Sun Pictures)
2002 The Nugget (digital compositor)
2002 The Hard Word (digital compositor)
2002 Disappearance (TV Movie) (digital compositor)
2002 Australian Rules (digital compositor)
2002 Queen of the Damned (digital compositor)
2001 Tempted (digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures)

WRITER
2014 Love Notes (Short) (story)

SPECIAL EFFECTS
2014/I Prank (Short) (special effects)

ANIMATION DEPARTMENT
2014 Milkmaid (Short) (animator)

Statistics

Indigenous No
Membership Type Professional