Research and Development Artist and Programmer Frank Vitz (Kleiser-Walczak Construction, Electronic Arts) | CGI Fridays - Episode 3
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From pitching Tron to opening the Stargate, Frank Vitz discusses his career as a Research and Development Artist and Programmer in the new episode of Ed Kramer’s CGI Fridays.
Vitz is best known for his work at animation studio Kleiser-Walczak Construction Co, where – alongside CGI Fridays host Ed Kramer and previous guest Jeff Kleiser – he contributed to the visual effects of the late Doug Trumbull’s multimedia Luxor Las Vegas attraction, and its spiritual successor, Roland Emmerich’s ancient astronaut action movie and accidental franchise-starter, Stargate (1994).
His association with Kleiser goes back further than the company when by eerie coincidence, Vitz – then working for Robert Abel and Associates – found himself at ground zero for the birth of modern CGI: 1982’s Tron.
Frank Vitz currently works as Senior Art Director/CG Supervisor at Electronic Arts.
Frank Vitz's full IMDB profile reads:
How to Boil a Frog (Documentary) (cgi supervisor)
X-Men 2 (visual effects supervisor: Kleiser-Walczak)
Evolution (TV Mini Series documentary) (animator - 7 episodes, 2002) (visual effects supervisor - 7 episodes, 2002)
Corkscrew Hill (Short) (technical supervisor)
X-Men (visual effects supervisor: Kleiser Walczak)
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (Video short) (visual effects)
The Rage: Carrie 2 (visual effects coordinator)
Judge Dredd (head of software: Kleiser-Walczak)
Stargate (software development: Kleiser-Walczak)
In Search of the Obelisk (Short) (head of software: Klesier Walczak)
TRON (systems programmer: Robert Abel and Associates)