Gravity has appointed globally renowned VFX Supervisor, Alex Lemke, as its new senior VFX supervisor/compositing supervisor for films and commercials. Gravity's CEO/Chief Creative Officer, Zviah Eldar, made the announcement.
An award winner for his work at Weta Digital, Lemke worked on all three installments of The Lord of the Rings franchise, and won a Visual Effects Society Award for Best Compositing on The Two Towers. More recently, Lemke contributed to the visual effects on Peter Jackson's latest epic film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
In 2012, Lemke served as the VFX supervisor on the Coen Brothers' upcoming feature film Inside Llewyn Davis, and worked as the compositing supervisor on David Chase's film, Not Fade Away. In his new position, Lemke will work in tandem with Karin Levinson, Gravity's EVP of Features and Television, and with Bob Samuel, Gravity's CMO/executive producer for commercials.
"We are thrilled to have Alex join our team," said Levinson. "He possesses a high level of expertise that is rare to find, especially with respect to compositing and visual effects supervision. His talent and demeanor are recognized industry wide, and we are excited that he will play an integral part in the company's growth."
Adds Samuel, "Talent at Alex Lemke's level isn't often made available to commercial producers and brand marketers. He has worked with many of the most successful directors in the entertainment business, among them Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, the Coen Brothers, Roland Emmerich, Wolfgang Petersen and David Chase. We are already seeing how well he applies his talent to the advertising industry."