Hilmar Koch


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Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • The Future of Storytelling Autodesk, Director.

Other Affiliation(s):


  • Industrial Light & Magic

Bio:

  • SIGGRAPH 2008

    Hilmar Koch, Computer Graphics Supervisor, joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1998 as a Senior Technical Director. He holds an undergraduate degree in Arts from Columbia College Chicago and in Mathematics from the Technical University in Munich. Prior to joining ILM, he worked as a digital effects supervisor for Blue Sky Studios in New York.  As a CG Supervisor, Koch specializes in rendering, computer lighting, digital effects, synthetic humans and digital environments. He collaborates closely with various departments, namely the CG artist group and the ILM stage and model shop. Koch is a liaison within ILM and in that role helps define the development plan for ILM’s proprietary software. Koch is a native of Germany, born in Esslingen am Neckar and grew up in Munich. He has lived in the United States since 1994 and currently resides in Oakland, California with his wife and daughter. 

    Feature Film Credits include:
    TRANSFORMERS ( Computer Graphics Supervisor )
    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST- Technical Director
    THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE– Technical Director
    CHICKEN LITTLE – Computer Graphics Supervisor
    THE ADVENTURES OF SHARK BOY AND LAVA GIRL – Computer Graphics Supervisor
    THE HULK – Sequence Supervisor
    HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE – Sequence Supervisor
    PEARL HARBOR – Technical Director
    THE PERFECT STORM- Technical Director
    GALAXY QUEST – Technical Director
    THE DEEP BLUE SEA – Technical Director
    WILD WILD WEST – Technical Director
    JACK FROST – Technical Director