Folks Appoints Veteran VFX Supervisor Laurent Spillemaecker Head of 2D
From the release:
Folks is pleased to announce the appointment of VFX Supervisor Laurent Spillemaecker as Head of 2D. In his role, Laurent will lead the development and growth of the 2D department as well as broaden the executive team’s expertise.
With a career spanning over twenty years, Spillemaecker has established himself as a pillar of the visual effects community. Before joining Folks, he dedicated 10 years of his career to Rodeo FX where he was instrumental in helping the former start-up reach 500 employees. Prompted by his natural leadership, he oversaw several of the studio’s world-class projects as VFX Supervisor and Head of 2D. “Laurent’s tasteful aesthetic and in-depth technical knowledge make him an outstanding artist. It is an honor to count him among our renowned leaders” says Sebastien Bergeron, President, and co-founder of Folks.
As Head of 2D, Spillemaecker will manage the department’s production while mentoring its compositing team. “My main objective is to help the studio grow in experience and know-how rather than in size”, he commented.”Folks convinced me that I have a part to play in their community, that I could share my expertise and develop the team while evolving in a more engaging; more humane environment”.
Laurent’s addition to the soon-to-be team of 100 Folks ties with the studio’s efforts to further improve its unique creative hub. “We’ve surrounded ourselves with a roster of changemakers who each play a significant role in conducting innovation. Together, we aspire to build an exemplary studio where deep-rooted relationships meet a creative high-tech environment” concludes Bergeron.