Kevin Scott Mack

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Kevin Scott Mack (born July 23, 1959 in Los Angeles ) is an American VFX supervisor who received the Oscar in the category Best Visual Effects in 1999 for Behind the Horizon .


He grew up in Los Angeles, the son of Brice Mack , a background artist at Disney. He studied art, illustration and film at the Art Center College of Design , but did not graduate. His first visual effects employer in 1983 was Coast Special Effects in North Hollywood, where he created miniatures and animated clay figures for commercials and films.

In 1993 he went to Digital Domain , where he was involved in such films as Interview with a Vampire , Apollo 13 and The Fifth Element . In 1999 he received the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for Behind the Horizon . In 2002 he moved to Sony Imageworks where he worked for six years.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Snow Mack, who works as an artist and has two sons with her. His son Jon Mack also works in the field of visual effects and was involved in the feature film Cloud Atlas , for example .

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  1. ^ California Birth Index. Retrieved January 25, 2015 .
  2. Animation vet Brice Mack dies at 90. January 21, 2008, accessed on January 25, 2015 (English).
  3. a b biography of Kevin Scott Mack on his official website. Retrieved January 25, 2015 .
  4. a b Inside the runaway brain of f / x guru Kevin Mack. 1999, accessed January 25, 2015 .