Maria Giannakouros

Maria Giannakouros

Senior FX TD / 17 yrs

International

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Sr. FX TD

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Sr. FX TD

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Effects Technical Director

Pan (2015)

Effect Lead

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

Effects Lead

Hercules (2014)

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Effects TD

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

FX Animation Artist

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

FX Animation TD

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Sr Effects TD

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

FX Animation Artist

The Amazing Spiderman (2012)

Effects Animator

Green Lantern (2011)

Lighting & FX TD

The Lovely Bones (2010)

3D Lighting TD

District 9 (2009)

Visual Effects Technical Director

Wanted (2008)

Lighting And FX Team

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Digital Artist

10,000 BC (2008)

Software Developer

Surf's Up (2007)

Lighting

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Technical Director

Open Season (2006)

Effects Technical Director

Monster House (2006)

Effects Animation

Monster House (2006)

Effects TD

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Technical Director

The Polar Express (2004)

Lead Software Engineer

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Software Engineer

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

Work History
  • November 2017 - Present

    Sr Technical Director

    Freelance, Self-Employed

    TV and commercials
  • June 2018 - December 2018

    FX TD

    Goodbye Kansas

  • February 2018 - June 2018

    Houdini FX TD

    Goodbye Kansas

  • January 2017 - September 2017

    Sr Technical Director

    Framestore

    Effects TD
  • February 2015 - July 2015

    sr fx technical director

    Rising Sun Pictures

  • August 2014 - December 2014

    Pipeline and Effects Lead

    Dwarf Labs

    Dwarf Labs is a progressive new Animation group based in the South of France.
  • March 2014 - July 2014

    Effects Lead

    Cinesite

    Effects Lead on Hercules, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Effects TD on XMex trailer.
  • November 2013 - February 2014

    Sr. Effects Technical Director

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    Sr. Effects TD on The Amazing Spiderman-2.
  • November 2011 - August 2013

    Sr Effects Technical Director

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    Sr. Effects TD on The Amazing Spiderman, Oz The Great and Powerful, Partly Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs II.
  • September 2010 - May 2011

    Effects and Pipeline TD

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    Worked on The Green Lantern initially as a Look Dev and Pipeline TD to automate the Massive Pipeline then moved to working on shots for the Parallax sequence using the Massive Pipeline.
  • May 2009 - September 2010

    Entrepreneur

    Free Lancer ( Self Employed)

    I spent this year finding my way in Greece. I worked on a commercial for a Greek TV Series called : H ZOH THS ALLHS, or The Life of Another
    Later, I started a small magazine called Telalis. I am still working on this magazine on and off.
  • May 2008 - May 2009

    Effects Technical Director

    Weta Digital

    Maya Particles, lighting, pipeline.
  • February 2008 - April 2008

    Effects Technical Director

    Framestore

    Houdini particles : Look development for spark sprite elements.
  • August 2007 - November 2007

    Effects Technical Director

    Realise Studio

    Effects Technical Director and Animator
  • January 2007 - August 2007

    Sequence Lead, Effects Technical Director

    Double Negative

  • November 2002 - December 2006

    Effects Technical Director

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

  • August 2000 - November 2002

    Software Engineer

    Digital Domain

Education
  • Iowa State University

    Nov - Nov