Visual Effects

Ben Gunsberger launched his career in 1995, while studying for a Computer Science degree at the University of New South Wales.

In 1996, Ben began working at Animal Logic as part of the 3D team. He worked on television commercials and a range of feature films including The Matrix.

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Ben left Australia in 2000 and joined PDI/DreamWorks in the U.S. to work as a lighting artist on the box-office hit Shrek. He then moved to ESC in San Francisco to work as a technical director on several ground-breaking sequences in Matrix: Reloaded, including the 'Truck Crash' sequence, which went on to win a Visual Effects Society Award for the Best Visual Effect of the Year.

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Ben returned to Australia in 2003 and rejoined Animal Logic as lighting supervisor on George Miller’s Happy Feet, supervising a team of almost 70 on the Academy Award® winning film.

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In 2006, Ben took on the role of Co-CG supervisor on Animal Logic's second computer-animated feature Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, overseeing the 3D stereo workflow and shot production for the 500-strong team.

Following that project he extended his experience in stereoscopic filmmaking by supervising the stereo dimensionalisation of a number of sequences on the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Hi is currently working on The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Lurhman

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Ben holds a Degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales and studied Photography at the University of California, Berkeley. Ben is a member of the Visual Effects Society, and an Associate Member of the Australian Cinematographers Society.