Lee was working recently in Finland on the feature “Iron Sky”, in addition to being the VFX Supervisor on the film “Renee” and working on the pilot “Exit Stratergy” Previously serving as the CG Supervisor at Lucasfilm Animation in Singapore, Overseeing the 3D production of Star Wars The Clone Wars working with over 100 artists. Lee has been an instructor at the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School in Orlando, FL. Worked with Gerry Anderson on his “New Captain Scarlet” Series. Previously he was a CG Supervisor at Zoic Studios working on the Sci-Fi Channel’s Mini Series and first season of “Battlestar Galactica.” The mini-series was nominated for an Emmy award, and won a Visual Effects Society award in 2004. The first season episode “33” was also nominated for a 2005 Emmy. His other projects for Zoic have included work as a Visual Effects Artist on “Firefly,” which won the 2003 Emmy for special visual effects, the pilot for a new ‘Lost in Space’ series, Steven Bochco’s pilot for NYPD 2069, and the “Sketchernauts” commercial for Sketchers shoes.
Lee has a broad visual effects background and his experience includes work on feature films, music videos, commercials, theme park attractions, fully animated episodic television, and video games. While at Foundation Imaging, he worked on the Robert Wise Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture and spent several seasons on “Star Trek: Voyager.” Additionally, he worked on “Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles” and “Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future” Lee was nominated for an Emmy in 2002 for his work on the ABC made-for-television movie Superfire. He was also a teacher at the Foundation Institute.
Prior to his career in the world of visual effects, Lee worked in IT operations and support for JP Morgan Bank in London. He created his own company, Digital EFX, where he specialized in visual effects and web site design, and he sold television and film-related merchandise. Lee is also a model maker and has created miniatures for film and television productions, including Cartoon Network’s “Space Ghost Coast to Coast.”
Lee’s interest in filmmaking, miniatures and effects began at an early age watching the Gerry Anderson series Thunderbirds and Space 1999 while growing up in Great Britain.
Talk - The VFX of Star Trek Voyager, 20 years on
A look back at the earlier days of CGI on Television.
Star Trek Voyager first aired in 1995 using mostly miniatures with a few very select (and very expensive) CGI shots created for the intro sequence. During it’s 7 year run to show slowly transitioned to an all CG VFX show. While simple when compared to today’s huge budgeted shows, the VFX team was still pressed hard to produce many ground breaking and award winning shots.