Jack Evans’ illustrious VFX career has taken him to some of the biggest studios in LA and Vancouver, including Digital Domain, ILM, Disney, and Image Engine Design. His impressive roster of credits includes lighting on Speed Racer, TRON: Legacy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fast & Furious 8, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Mandalorian, and Aquaman.
In this entertaining podcast, Jack talks about his career so far, from his early days of creating TV graphics with Photoshop and 3ds Max to learning Nuke, V-Ray, and Gaffer. He also discusses working from home in the pandemic, goes into depth on shots for TRON: Legacy and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and gives insight into different cultures at visual effects houses.
3:36 Introducing Jack
10:04 Jack’s first job
14:31 Logos and news graphics
21:58 Attending Savannah College of Art and Design
25:15 Interning at DD on “Speed Racer”
30:04 “Tron: Legacy’s” legacy
34:46 Reinventing V-Ray for “Tron: Legacy”
42:05 “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
48:47 Working from home
52:47 Jack’s journey to Image Engine Design
1:02:44 Thoughts on Gaffer