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IGNITE Colloquium featuring Katie Williams

12:30 pm – 1:50 pm
Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Room: 101
1300 Q Street
Lincoln NE 68588
Target Audiences:
Kate Rask, (402) 472-2615,
Katie Williams works in the visual effects industry as a digital paint supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic’s Vancouver studio. ILM has been a mainstay in VFX for the last 49 years, receiving numerous Academy Awards, Emmys, BAFTAs, VES Awards, and Academy Sci-Tech Awards. Since joining ILM in 2019, Williams has contributed to over 35 film and television productions including Star Wars: Episode IX, Black Widow, The Irishman, and The Mandalorian. Williams advanced to a lead artist role in 2021 and later became a department supervisor in 2022. As a digital paint supervisor, she manages a team of artists across film, television, and commercial projects.

Williams graduated from the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film’s Film and New Media program at UNL in 2012. While at UNL, she simultaneously earned a Bachelor of Science, majoring in both Biochemistry and English and minoring in Mathematics and Chemistry. Following graduation, Williams relocated to Canada, where she attended Vancouver Film School and studied 3D Animation and Visual Effects.

Williams began her visual effects career by working in stereo conversion at both Prime Focus World and Gener8 Digital Media Corp. In 2015, Williams joined Digital Domain as a rotoscoping and paint artist. DD is an innovation-forward visual effects studio with more than two decades of feature film, episodic, commercial, and mixed reality experience. Williams worked on a handful of notable feature films including Deadpool, Ready Player One, and Furious 7 before accepting a lead role. As a lead, she managed a rotating team of artists and outsource vendors across projects such as Power Rangers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Captain Marvel.

This event is free and open to the public.

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This event originated in IGNITE Colloquium.