Visual Effects Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Pete Travers most recently supervised Sony Pictures Imageworks' contribution to Marvel Studios' global blockbuster GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Marvel/Disney's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, Columbia Pictures' 22 JUMP STREET and Warner Bros'. BLENDED.
Previously, Travers was the visual effects supervisor on CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 and served in a similar capacity on Columbia Pictures' HERE COMES THE BOOM and ZOOKEEPER, for director Frank Coraci.
Travers also supervised the Sony Pictures Imageworks team who helped bring Warner Bros.' complex, multi-layered mystery adventure WATCHMEN to life. In addition to working on the fully-digital human character, Doc Manhattan, Travers and team worked on hundreds of shots including major CG environments such as a digital visualization of Mars and a 3D model of New York for the time-shifting epic.
Travers first worked with Coraci as visual effects supervisor on CLICK. His other Imageworks credits include visual effects supervisor on ZATHURA, digital effects supervisor on THE AVIATOR and CG supervisor on THE HAUNTED MANSION, THE MATRIX RELOADED, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, STUART LITTLE 2, and HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. He joined Imageworks in 1999 to supervise effects animation on HOLLOW MAN which went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.
Prior to Sony Pictures Imageworks, Travers served as CG supervisor on the 1998 Academy Award®: winner for Achievement in Visual Effects, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. He also served as CG supervisor on SUPERNOVA, STAR TREK VOYAGER: EQUINOX, HOW TO SURVIVE and LITTLE VAMPIRES.
In 1997, Travers formed ShadowCaster Productions where he helped create the trailer for the Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Travers joined the Santa Barbara Studios in 1995 where he was lead technical director on COSMIC VOYAGE, STAR TREK: LIFESIGNS, DUCK DODGERS and STAR TREK COLD FIRE.
In 1994, Travers worked for Dream Quest Images where he gained production experience working on CRIMSON TIDE and MOSES.
Travers got his break in 1993 when he was hired by Wavefront Technologies and began creating effects as a member of the development team for Dynamation.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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