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Evan Jacobs — VP Finishing & Stereo, Marvel Studios


2023 gets off to a flying start with this podcast guest: Evan Jacobs, who has become a critical part of Marvel Studios’ VFX pipeline. Before joining Marvel, Evan created miniature submarines for The Hunt for Red October, herded digital cockroaches in Silent Hill, extended sets for Olympus has Fallen, and converted Alice in Wonderland and Conan the Barbarian to 3D.

Evan talks about creating visual effects on low budgets and how he found his niche role at Marvel. He discusses the advantages of working with HDR technology, what makes some films suitable for stereoscopic conversion, whether 3D is still important to global audiences, and taking notes from Sam Raimi on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.


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0:05:49 Evan's inspiration

0:10:47 Joining Boss Film for "The Hunt for Red October"

0:15:30 Becoming a department manager at DD

0:20:58 Herding digital cockroaches for "Silent Hill"

0:27:48 Back to LA for "Resident Evil: Extinction"

0:29:29 "Olympus has Fallen"

0:36:31 Converting "Conan the Barbarian" to 3D

0:40:48 Finding his role at Marvel

0:47:39 HDR becoming a standard

0:45:56 Working with Sam Raimi on "Doctor Strange 2"

1:00:19 Is 3D still relevant?

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: January 3, 2023.
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