VFX Supervisor and Director, CG Supervision
Nicola Lavender is a VFX Supervisor and the Director, CG Supervision at Sony Pictures Imageworks with almost two decades of experience working on live-action and animated features.
She most recently served as CG supervisor on the animated feature THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, overseeing the look of picture team who was responsible for crafting the stylized look of the movie.
Lavender previously served as CG supervisor on SMALLFOOT, overseeing the lighting team. She was also look development team lead before being promoted to CG supervisor on THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE.
Lavender joined Imageworks in 2005 and has worked on numerous projects including the Academy Award®-nominated SURF’S UP and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, I AM LEGEND, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, and EDGE OF TOMORROW.
Prior to Imageworks, Lavender served as a technical director at Framestore on the features UNDERWORLD, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, and HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE.
Lavender is a graduate of Bournemouth University with a degree in computer animation and visualization.
Name your three favorite movies:
EDGE OF TOMORROW, SMALLFOOT, and SURF'S UP.
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
Supervising an amazing lookdev and textures team on SMALLFOOT.
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
The chance to combine my artistic and technical skills to bring a little magic into people’s lives.