Eli Jarra - Senior Artist and VFX Supervisor - Technicolor Hollywood

Eli Jarra

Senior Artist and VFX Supervisor

Group:VFX Artists

Location:Technicolor Los Angeles

Eli’s story

Eli graduated from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts with a degree in Broadcasting. Over the span of his VFX career, Eli has contributed to over 150 projects, including feature films - Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, Oblivion, The Amazing Spider Man, The Social Network - television series - The Millers, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Eastwick - and various commercial ads.

Eli's work on Smallville has garnered him multiple VES Award nominations and two VES Awards: one for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program and the other for Best Matte Painting in a Live-Action Broadcast Program. He is a member of the Visual Effects Society, Academy of Television Arts & Science, S.P.E.C. (an Inferno artists’ special interest group), The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and The Planetary Society.

One of Eli’s proudest moments was working with Michael Jackson on the This Is It tour. He says working in the new ACES color format on Oblivion and shooting high frame rate 3D on dual Epics rank at the top of his greatest professional accomplishments. He is thankful to be able to work with the most talented individuals in the industry on a daily basis.

Eli is excited to be developing content specifically for the Oculus Rift and participating in the latest VR movement. He cites MC Esher, James Cameron, and Roger Deakins as his artistic influences and he would love the opportunity to work with Alex Proyas, Michel Gondry, and Gaspar Noe.

The best advice Eli has been given and embraces every day is “don’t make decisions when you’re angry, don’t make promises when you’re happy, and most importantly, always have something to look forward to.”

Awards Highlights: multiple VES Award nominations; two VES Awards: Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program and Best Matte Painting in a Live-Action Broadcast Program.

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  • 4 VES nominations (2 wins)
  • 2 International Monitor Awards

Select credits

  • Ant-Man
  • Terminator Genisys
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain American: The Winter Soldier
  • Noah
  • Oblivion
  • Halt and Catch Fire
  • True Detective
  • Sense8
  • Mad Men
  • The Millers
  • Silicon Valley

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