OSCAR Award

Part of the Oscar winning team at Rhythm & Hues Studios.

Me, with Bill & the Oscar statue.
Rhythm & Hues Studios, Hyderabad (2008)

The official photographers.

Bill, with the Lighting Dept. and with the entire Hyderabad office staff.

In 2008, the visual effects supervisor for the movie Golden Compass,
Bill Westenhofer of Rhythm & Hues Studios, had come to the Hyderabad
office of the company along with the Oscar statue which the .

Who is Bill Westenhofer ?
After doing his Masters Degree in Computer Science from
George Washington University, Bill began his career as a
technical director with Rhythm & Hues Studios in 1994.

Visual Effects Supervisor

The A-Team 
Percy Jackson & The Olympians
Land of the Lost (2009)
The Golden Compass (2007) - Won an Oscar & BAFTA for Best Visual FX
The Chronicles of Narnia (2005) - Oscar nomination for Best Visual FX
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Men in Black II (2002)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Stuart Little (1999)
Babe 2 (1998) - BAFTA nomination for Best Visual FX


Special Moments :

 Ed Catmull

With Ed Catmull of Disney / Pixar.
Rhythm & Hues Studios, Hyderabad (2008)
 
Meeting such a legendary personality was truly special.

It is extremely rare to meet one of the pioneers of an 
industry, a person who invented & discovered tools of 
the trade before you were even born !


Who is Ed Catmull ?
Dr. Ed Catmull is the president and co-founder of
Pixar Animation Studios and the president of
Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Dr. Catmull started his career as a computer scientist
& has been honored with 5 Oscars for his technical
contributions and leadership in the field of computer
graphics for the motion picture industry.



Bill Kroyer
Rhythm & Hues Studios, Hyderabad (2010)


Who is Bill Kroyer ?
Animator, Director, Writer & Producer

Trained in classic hand-drawn animation at the Walt Disney Studio,
Kroyer was one of the first animators to make the leap to computer
animation as Computer Image Choreographer on Disney's 
ground - breaking 1982 feature Tron.

Kroyer's animation has won awards at festivals all over the world.
He & his wife pioneered the technique of combining hand-drawn
animation with computer animation.  



Director
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Computer Warriors (1990)
Technological Threat (1988, Oscar nominated)
 


Animation Director 
 (at Rhythm & Hues Studios)
 
The Chronicles of Narnia 
Garfield
Scooby Doo
Cats & Dogs 
Green Mile
Entropy