Nelson leads CFX effects for ‘Matrix’

Films expected to feature over 2,000 effects sequences

Visual effects supervisor John Nelson has joined CFX to oversee the f/x sequences the company is creating for Warner Bros.’ sci-fi sequels “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions.”

A 20-year-vet of the effects biz, Nelson most recently served as the visual f/x supervisor on Intermedia’s “K-19: The Widowmaker,” which Par distribbed. He also took home the Oscar for visual f/x in 2001 for his work on DreamWorks’ “Gladiator.”

Formerly known as Centropolis Effects, CFX is creating roughly 180 f/x shots for the next two installments of “The Matrix,” which bow next summer and fall. Combined, the pics are expected to feature over 2,000 effects sequences. John Gaeta returns as the sequels’ visual f/x supervisor.

Escape Entertainment is handling the majority of the pics’ CG shots, while work has also been awarded to Animal Logic, Tippett Studios, Buf Compagnie, the Orphanage and Pixel Liberation Front.

CFX is currently tackling New Line’s thriller “Willard.”

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