Lead Compositor at Rising Sun Pictures
With a 22-year career in visual effects for feature film, Paul Kirwan has worked as a digital artist and supervisor on some of Hollywood’s biggest visual effects movies. His film credits include Thor: Ragnarok, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gravity, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Titanic, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Working at facilities like Digital Domain, Industrial Light + Magic, Weta, and Rising Sun Pictures, and with directors such as Alphonso Cuaron, Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Michael Bay and George Miller, he has shared in four Academy Awards and four BAFTA Awards for Best Visual Effects.
In addition to working on film, broadcast and TVC projects, Paul has taught software and VFX courses for all levels from beginners to advanced users; designed and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate courses at University level; and lectured on VFX and demonstrated software at conferences to both industry veterans and the general public.