Panelist: Chris LeDoux
Title: Visual Effects Supervisor at Crafty Apes LLC
Company: Crafty Apes
Bio: Chris LeDoux is a 15-year veteran of production and VFX. Hailing from Alaska where he was an award winning commercial director, he parlayed that into a visual effects career by moving to California in 2004. He became a successful compositor, and then soon after a supervisor for companies such as CafeFX, R!OT, and Scanline VFX. At that time his credits
included Sin City, Pan's Labyrinth, Spiderman 3, X-Men, Wolverine, 2012, and Super 8 among others.
In 2011 he launched Crafty Apes VFX with Tim LeDoux and Jason Sanford with a home base in Culver City, California. Crafty Apes has been successful as the sole FX house to films such as Hidden Figures and Award Winning Dominator- LaLa Land, among contributions to many others as well as television shows and commercials. Using his skills in VFX
supervision and compositing, Chris helped grow the company and led an expansion into Atlanta in 2014 where he now resides and is the head of Crafty Apes Atlanta. Most recently,
Crafty Apes has spread its wings in NYC as of summer of 2017.
Known for his tireless work ethic and clever solutions to riddles on set, Chris has supervised,and FX produced entire films as well as individual sequences. With over 100 credits, Chris has an extensive knowledge of VFX and production pipelines. This background and successin production gives him a thorough understanding of the process and the vision thatdirectors are attempting to achieve. He believes story is king and is always searching for waysto collaborate with every department to save on budget and make the directors and
Chris is from an island in Alaska, loves nachos and the Seattle Seahawks.
Chris LeDouxCrafty ApesVirtual RealityFilmHubATL