Francesco Panzieri

Francesco Panzieri

Senior Digital Compositor / 11 yrs

Santa Monica, CA

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In-House Compositor

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Compositor

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Digital Compositor

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018)

Compositor

Mile 22 (2018)

Senior Digital Compositor

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Senior Digital Compositor

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Senior Digital Compositor

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Senior Digital Compositor (in-house)

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

In-House Digital Compositor

Men in Black: International (2019)

Digital Compositor

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

The Equalizer 2 (2018)

Digital Compositor

Creed II (2018)

Senior Digital Compositor

The fate of the furious (2017)

In-House Digital Compositor

Robin Hood (2018)

Digital Compositor

The Orville (2016)

Senior Digital Compositor (in-house)

Robin Hood: Origins

Rotoscope / Paint Artist

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Digital Compositor & 3D Artist

Warrior (2011)

Digital Compositor

Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

Digital Compositor

Winter's Tale (2014)

Digital Compositor

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Digital Compositor

Begin Again (2014)

VFX Compositor

Westworld (2016)

Digital Compositor

Mad Men (2007)

Digital Compositor

True Detective (2014)

Digital Compositor

The Walking Dead (2010)

Digital Compositor

Gotham (2014)

Senior Digital Compositor / Digital Compositor

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Digital Compositor

Once Upon a Time (2011)

Digital Compositor

Hawaii Five-O (2010)

Digital Compositor

House (2004)

Digital Compositor

CSI (2000)

Born and raised in Italy, I grew up fascinated by movies that are able to carry the audience at the heart of a compelling story through astonishing images. The work of the greatest visual effects supervisors, directors, cinematographers and designers has always found me wanting to know more about that filmic trickery, and to ultimately being able to grasp the necessary knowledge to become an expert in crafting that same magic.

Finding outlets from an early age through hobbies such as playing video-games, photography, home entertainment and building my own workstations, I’ve been most intrigued by the power of the computer as the perfect merger to all those elements, namely a tool for visual storytelling.

Before long, my attraction to digital merged with my passion for the cinema, and led in 2005 to my enrollment at The Academy of Image Arts (Accademia Dell'Immagine) in L'Aquila - Italy. Studying under many talented entertainment professionals, including Academy Awards recipients, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Audiovisuals & Mass Communication Media, and then relocated to New York to master the art of 3D and Visual Effects at The New York Film Academy.​

I’ve been living in sunny Los Angeles and working in entertainment for over a decade since, with staff positions at 2G Digital, Encore Hollywood, Drawn By The Light and Origin Digital Studios. I've been also given many incredible freelancing opportunities for which I'm exceptionally grateful for.

The bulk of my VFX career has been as a Compositor for feature films, episodic, music and integrated advertising projects, focusing on photo-realistic special visual effects creation & seamless final integration, while always adding a touch of emotive meaning to every pixel I've been working on.

I tend to particularly enjoy integrating CG passes and compositing green/blue screens, however my career has put me through literally every sort of VFX task, such as complicated speed ramps and challenging paint-outs, rebuilding shots from camera projections, blending multiple takes, de-aging an actor, or just simply massive shots or sequences that push the limits of the time and resources available. I’ve also enjoyed many look development opportunities, working closely with directors and supervisors to research and visualize important story looks.

When not at work, I still find myself exploring other entertaining experiences of the world, preferably digital or interactive ones, whether it’s attending computer graphics and entertainment expos or visiting a theme park.

I'm also a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) and The Visual Effects Society (VES).
Work History
  • June 2019 - September 2019

    Digital Compositor

    Rebellion VFX

  • March 2019 - June 2019

    Senior Compositor

    Luma Pictures

  • December 2018 - March 2019

    in-house compositor

    Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • August 2018 - September 2018

    Senior Compositor

    Digital Domain

  • June 2018 - July 2018

    Senior Compositor

    Zero VFX

    - The Equalizer 2 (Sony Columbia Pictures, 2018)
  • January 2018 - June 2018

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Digital Domain

    - Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios, 2018)
    - Ant-Man & The Wasp (Marvel Studios, 2018)
    - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Reveal Event Video (Activision/72 & Sunny, 2018)
    - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix, 1 episode, S03)
  • October 2017 - November 2017

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Electric Theatre Collective

    - Chromeo / Juice (Atlantic Records, 2017)
  • November 2017 - December 2017

    Senior Digital Compositor (in-house)

    Lionsgate

    - Robin Hood (Lionsgate, 2018)
  • January 2016 - February 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    The Mission Studio


    - MARVEL’s Contest Of Champions: Deadpool (Kabam/AKQA)
  • September 2017 - October 2017

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Digital Domain

    - Thor Ragnarok (Marvel Studios, 2017)
  • September 2016 - December 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Zoic Studios


    - Once Upon A Time (ABC, 7 episodes, S06)
    - ICE (AT&T Audience Network, 1 episode, S01)
  • August 2017 - September 2017

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Timber

    - Katy Perry / Swish Swish feat. Nicki Minaj
    - Kelly Clarkson / Love So Soft
  • September 2018 - October 2018

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Zero VFX

    - The Equalizer 2 (Sony Columbia Pictures, 2018)
    - Mile 22 (STX Entertainment, 2018)
  • November 2017 - December 2017

    In-House Senior Compositor

    Lionsgate

    - Robin Hood (Lionsgate)
  • October 2017 - November 2017

    Senior Compositor

    Electric Theatre Collective

    - Chromeo | Juice
  • September 2017 - October 2017

    Senior Compositor

    Digital Domain

    Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel Studios)
  • August 2017 - September 2017

    Nuke Compositor

    Timber

    - Katy Perry / Swish Swish feat. Nicki Minaj
    - Kelly Clarkson / Love So Soft
  • January 2017 - June 2017

    Senior Digital Compositor (in-house)

    Marvel Studios

    - Spider-Man: Homecoming (Sony Columbia Pictures / Marvel Studios, 2017)
  • January 2017 - January 2017

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Revolt 33 Studios


    - The Fate Of The Furious (Universal Pictures, 2017)
  • September 2016 - December 2016

    VFX Compositor

    Zoic Studios

    - Once Upon A Time (ABC, 7 episodes, S06)
    - ICE (AT&T Audience Network, 1 episode, S01)
  • January 2017 - January 2017

    VFX Compositor

    Revolt 33

    - The Fate Of The Furious (Universal Studios)
  • July 2016 - September 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    CoSA VFX

    - Westworld (HBO, 2 episodes, S01)
    - Gotham (FOX, 1 episode, S03)
  • June 2016 - July 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    FuseFX

    - The Get Down (Netflix, 1 episode, S01)
  • April 2016 - May 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Stargate Studios

    - 24:Legacy (FOX, 1 episode, S01)
  • February 2016 - June 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    4 Max Post

    - Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong (Oprah Winfrey Network, 5 episodes, S03)
    - Tyler Perry’s The Haves And The Have Nots (Oprah Winfrey Network, 7 episodes, S03)
  • February 2016 - February 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Soapbox Films

    - The Muppets (ABC, 4 episodes, S01)
  • May 2016 - May 2016

    Senior Digital Compositor

    The Mission Studio


    - MARVEL’s Contest Of Champions: Spark of Civil War (Kabam/AKQA)
  • October 2015 - November 2015

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Bad Robot / Kelvin Optical

    - Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm/Disney)
  • August 2014 - October 2015

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Origin Digital Studios

    - True Detective (HBO, 4 episodes, S02)
    - South Of Hell (WE TV, 8 episodes, S01)
    - The Walking Dead (AMC, 1 episode, S06)
    - Agent X (TNT, 2 episodes, S01)
    - Sleepy Hollow (FOX, 21 episodes, S02-S03)
    - Scorpion (CBS, 1 episode, S01)
    - Limitless (CBS, 4 episodes, S01)
    - What Would Trejo Do? (Pilot, 2015)
  • January 2014 - August 2014

    Senior Digital Compositor

    Drawn by the Light

    - The Descendants (Disney)
    - Houdini (History Channel, 2 episodes, S01)
    - Diablo (Orion Pictures)
    - Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (Lifetime)
    - Mr. Right (Focus Features)
    - MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 2 episodes, S01)
    - Reclaim (Arclight Films)
    - Wheeler Dealers (Velocity Channel)
    - Beautiful & Twisted (Lifetime)
    - The Road Within (Amasia Entertainment)
  • September 2013 - October 2013

    Senior Digital Compositor

    The Molecule

    - The Blacklist (NBC, 2 episodes, S01)
    - Winter’s Tale (Warner Bros)
    - Begin Again (The Weinstein Group)
    - That Awkward Moment (Treehouse Pictures)
  • October 2012 - May 2013

    Digital Compositor

    Drawn by the Light

    - C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, 18 episodes, S13)
    - Mad Men (AMC, 3 episodes, S06)
  • September 2011 - September 2012

    Digital Compositor

    Encore

    - Revenge (ABC, 18 episodes, S01)
    - The Middle (ABC, 4 episodes, S03)
    - House, M.D. (FOX, 16 episodes, S08)
    - Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 2 episodes, S03)
    - Castle (ABC, 16 episodes, S04-05)
    - LabRats (Disney XD, 2 episodes, S01)
    - Banshee (CineMax, 4 episodes, S01)
    - Necessary Roughness (USA, 2 episodes, S02)
    - Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime, 13 episodes, S04)
    - Raising Hope (FOX, 2 episodes, S02)
    - Weeds (Showtime, 13 episodes, S08)
    - Hung (HBO, 2 episodes, S03)
    - Ringer (CW, 11 episodes, S01)
    - Glee (FOX, 1 episode, S03)
    - GCB (ABC, 10 episodes, S02)
    - Good Luck Charlie (Disney, 1 episode, S03)
    - The River (ABC, 8 episodes, S01)
    - NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (CBS, 1 episode, S09)
    - A Gifted Man (CBS, 7 episodes, S01)
    - Nikita (CW, 1 episode, S02)
    - Political Animals (USA, 6 episodes, S01)
    - Pan Am (ABC, 1 episode, S01)
    - Unforgettable (CBS, 6 episodes, S01)
    - Person Of Interest (CBS, 1 episode, S01)
    - 90210 (CW, 5 episodes, S01)
    - The Closer (TNT, 1 episode, S07)
    - The Mob Doctor (FOX, 5 episodes, S01)
    - Switched At Birth (ABC, 11 episodes, S01)
    - 15 Pilots for ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, TNT, Lifetime
  • May 2010 - September 2011

    Digital Compositor & 3D Artist

    2G Digital Post

    - Abduction (Lionsgate)
    - Madea’s Big Happy Family (Lionsgate)
    - Warrior (Lionsgate)
    - For Colored Girls (Lionsgate)
  • September 2009 - March 2010

    Rotoscope / Paint Artist

    Flash Film Works

    - Clash Of The Titans (Warner Bros.)
    - Danny DeVito’s The Blood Factory (Web)
Education
  • 3d Animation

    New York Film Academy

    August 2008 - May 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts

    Accademia dell'Immagine

    September 2005 - August 2008
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media - Cinema & Audiovisual Communications

    The Academy of Image Arts (Accademia Dell'Immagine) - L'Aquila, Italy

    2005 - 2008