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Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Chief Creative Director DreamView Studios

About

A graduate of Sheridan College Animation, in Toronto, Canada, Steve "Spaz" Williams worked solely as an animator creating comedic cartoons. Fascinated with applying computing technology to animation in the early 1980s, he joined Alias Research who at the time were beginning their work in character animation software.

Spaz’s ability to create characters while also understanding computer processes caught the attention of Industrial Light & Magic’s nascent computer animation division.

He was Chief Animator and model builder in data on The Abyss, Terminator 2, and Jurassic Park, Mask, and Visual Effects Supervisor, Second Unit Director and Executive Producer on Spawn. He is personally responsible for building the T-1000 for T2 and the T-rex for Jurassic Park in computer graphics. This changed the entire film industry. All CG creatures are still built this way to this day. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his contribution to The Mask, starring Jim Carrey.

In the late ’90s, Spaz turned his attention to directing TV commercials, taking his background in animation and visual effects and applying it to live-action spots. His work was selected for the prestigious Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes 2002, and he has won multiple Clios for Electronic Arts and for the Blockbuster “Carl & Ray” campaign. The Blockbuster “Mouse Click” spot was also voted the #1 Super Bowl Commercial by Adweek for the 2008 Super Bowl.

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