Mini Bio (1)
As former Chief Matte Artist at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic, and Chief Matte Artist at Matte World Digital Chris Evans brought his artistic eye and talent as a painter to many feature films and television productions. He received both an Emmy(TM)Award and an Oscar(TM)nomination for his cinematic illusionism and has worked with the industry's foremost directors including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, James Cameron, and David Fincher.
Evans was born in 1954 in Bremerton, Washington, and grew up in Bay Shore, New York. He began oil painting as a child, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA. He first learned the techniques of traditional matte painting from Disney Matte Department veteran Alan Maley who had worked under Peter Ellenshaw. It was while working at ILM's experimental Pixar division with Dennis Muren and John Lassiter on Young Sherlock Holmes, that Chris did the motion picture industry's first digital matte shot. Throughout his career he has collaborated with veteran cameraman, Visual Effects Supervisor, and VFX Historian Craig Barron.
Evans has contributed to the "invisible art" an unmatched eye for realistic detail and natural lighting, and the proven skills of a master matte painter. In 2012 Chris became a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christopher Evans