Lord of Visual Effects

#23 Olcun Tan, 39 - Visual Effects Supervisor
Olçun Tan is an award winning visual effects supervisor, software developer and co-founder of Gradient Effects and Secret Lab, where he continues to push the technological and artistic boundaries.  His work is mentioned and recognized in many industry magazines and organizations, including Siggraph, HPA, Visual Effects Society, FMX, Intel, NVidia and Trimble and many others. 

Between 1997-2003 he held lead positions at Centropolis Effects, Das Werk, The Mill, and Moving Picture Company, and became instrumental on films like "Enemy at the Gates", "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider", Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down", and the first two "Harry Potter" installments. His work on “Black Hawk Down” earned industry-wide praise, in particular for its realistic Black Hawk crash sequence. And later his work on "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" resulted in advancements in rigid body simulation.  His ground-breaking work in the UK at the time got the attention of DreamWorks Animation, where he was recruited in 2003 by Ann Daily. 

While at DreamWorks as Lead Effects Developer, he developed effects software for movies such as "Over the Hedge", "Shark Tale", and "Kung Fu Panda". His achievements in procedural animation and modeling were presented at Siggraph in 2006.  In the same year, Olçun went on to form his current company, Gradient Effects, to bring the efficiency of animation production into the world of visual effects.  He has worked on over 60 titles, ranging from independent productions, cinematics, game trailers, high end TV projects (Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Last Ship) and many blockbuster studio films like The Revenant, Avengers Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, RIPD, Harry Potter 1,2 & 7: part I and part II, Cloud Atlas, Black Hawk Down, The Box, Tomb Raider I, Enemy at the Gates and many more.
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