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Theresa Ellis Rygiel began her career in the early-1980's developing artists' tools at New York Institute of Technology's Computer Graphics Lab and honed her digital artist skills overseas in Germany and England. In 1993, she opened her own company as digital effect supervisor on several major motion pictures including Richie Rich, WaterWorld and Executive Decision and won a CLIO Award for her work on Miller Genuine Draft's "Neon Cowboy". She has since served as a visual effects supervisor on several motion pictures, including Conspiracy Theory, Stepmom and X-Men, and while at Weta Digital in New Zealand, advanced from senior compositor on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 3D lead on The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, to working as digital effect supervisor on the final film in the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Her composite supervisor credits also include such features as Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian, Fast Five, and Oblivion. Recently, she has moved into the studio production offices as Post Visual Effects Supervisor on Guardians of the Galaxy, Fast 7 and MGM's 2016 remake of Ben Hur.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Theresa Ellis Rygiel

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Jim Rygiel (9 March 1991 - present)

Trivia (2)

Bachelor of Fine Arts from Viginia Commonwealth University. Alumni of New York Institute of Technology's Computer Graphics Laboratory.
Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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