Martin Orlowski

Martin Orlowski

Senior Creature TD / Lead Character TD


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Senior Creature TD

Mission: Impossible 8 (2024)

Senior Creature TD

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)

Senior Creature TD

Mission: Impossible 7 (2023)

Senior Creature Technical Director

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

Senior Creature Technical Director

The Batman (2022)

Senior Creature Technical Director

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)

Senior Creature Technical Director

The Book of Boba Fett (2021)

Senior Creature Technical Director

Shang-Chi (2021)

Senior Creature Technical Director

Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)

Senior Creature Technical Director

Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Senior Creature Technical Director

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Lead Motion R&D

Mortal Engines (2018)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Lead Motion R&D

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Lead Motion Capture Pipeline Developer

Spectral (2016)

Pete's Dragon (2016)

The BFG (2016)

Lead Motion R&D

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

Motion Capture Pipeline Developer

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Motion Capture Pipeline Developer

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

The Boxtrolls (2014)

Motion Capture Pipeline Developer

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Senior Character Pipeline Technical Director

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

Character/Animation TD

Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer (2013)

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

Senior Character Pipeline Technical Director

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Senior Character Pipeline TD

The Amazing Spiderman (2012)

The Pirates! Band of misfits (2012)

Character/Animation TD

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Senior Creature Technical Director

Mouse Guard

Senior Character Technical Director

The Legend of Tembo

Work History
  • Creature TD

    Industrial Light & Magic

    November 2020 - November 2022
    Sydney, Australia
  • Sr Creature TD

    Wētā FX

    September 2016 - November 2020
  • Motion R&D, Lead

    Wētā FX

    October 2015 - September 2016
    Wellington, New Zealand
  • Lead Motion Capture Pipeline Developer

    Wētā FX

    August 2013 - October 2015

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [2014]
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2013]
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [2014]

  • Senior Character TD


    November 2012 - July 2013

    Animated Feature: The Boxtrolls [2014] (a.k.a Here Be Monsters)

    Developed a Crowd Facial System:
    • Adaptable to all types of character heads
    • Built through a quick process of controlled sculpting of a low resolution mask.

    Developed a complex node-based Skirt Rig module to work with existing rigs:
    • Allows for attaching any type of clothing: dresses, aprons, skirts etc.
    • Generated from curves drawn on a high resolution mesh
    • Smoothing out creases and ruffles when the mesh is hit
    • Layers of quick to manipulate animation controls
    • Auto-Colliding with the underlying body rigs
    • Aprons will slide if placed on top of skirts
    • Length and volume preservation.

  • Senior Character TD

    Digital Domain

    July 2012 - October 2012

    Animated Feature: The Legend of Tembo [2014]
    Facial System development for hero characters

  • Senior Character Pipeline TD

    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    March 2012 - June 2012

    The Amazing Spiderman [2012]
    Pipeline development

  • Lead Character TD

    Aardman Animations

    July 2009 - January 2012

    Animated Feature:
    Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists [2012] UK
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits [2012] US

    Supervising rigging for all VFX CG asset rigs including pirates,
    scientists, animals, ships and crowds. Responsible for creation of 100+ rigs for previz.

    Designed and Implemented core animation tools and workflows in python, pymel and Qt.
    Responsible for packaging crowd animation for outsourced rendering.

    • AnimData import export:
    Animation exported as a published element via intuitive browser/editor with an interactive icon creator.
    Packaged an

  • Assembly Supervisor

    Adler Logistics

    2001 - 2004

    Responsible for the assembly of a section of the production pipeline for the BMW 5-series
    Dingolfing BMW, Germany

    Assembling and supervising constructions for Ikea, Panasonic, Renault to name a few

  • O'Reilly School of Technology, US [online]

    2011 - 2012
  • City of Bristol College, UK

    2011 - 2011
  • Additional Courses

    2004 - 2011
  • TD College, US [online]

    2009 - 2009
  • Aula Tematica, Madrid, Spain

    2006 - 2006
  • SAE HQ Byron Bay, Australia

    2004 - 2005
  • SIC Sydney, Australia

    2004 - 2004
  • Polish - Japanese Institute of IT

    2002 - 2004
  • KUL, Catholic University of Lublin

    2000 - 2002
  • SP16

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