Sebastien Tessier is a CG Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks currently working with the lighting, look development, and environment departments on SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
Tessier began his career at Imageworks as a lighting lead on KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. His additional credits include: THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2, SUICIDE SQUAD, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, and EDGE OF TOMORROW.
Upon graduating from college, Tessier became a partner at a boutique studio supervising CG work on TV commercials, French/Canadian features and live interactive events. He later went to work in various rolls at Digital Domain, MPC and ILM on features including: THOR, PACIFIC RIM, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, MAN OF STEEL, and THE LONE RANGER.
Tessier graduated from Laval University, in Quebec, with a degree in Graphic Design.
Name your three favorite movies:
CADDY SHACK (in French), BACK TO THE FUTURE, and PULP FICTION
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
Everything I touched on KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. I did a bit of modeling and environments. I helped develop a new proprietary software. The final lookdev and lighting of a full CG Poppyland was quite satisfying.
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
When I was young, I was always drawing. I was not the best at execution, but I was coming up with very creative concepts. Later, I would replicate pictures pixel by pixel using the very first paint applications that came out. I spent a couple of years doing “aerosol art.” Then I did home movies with deck to deck VHS editing. As soon as I discovered 3D animation software, I knew that it would be the ultimate tool to create anything I could imagine.