NEW YORK — Gravity (www.gravityworld.com) has appointed 20-year visual effects industry veteran Alex Lemke as its new senior VFX supervisor/compositing supervisor for films and commercials. Lemka has numerous high-profile films to his credit. While working at Weta, in New Zealand, he contributed to all three installments of The Lord of the Rings, and won a Visual Effects Society Award for Best Compositing on The Two Towers. More recently, Lemka contributed to the visual effects on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
In 2012, Lemke served as the VFX supervisor on the Coen Brothers’ upcoming feature, Inside Llewyn Davis. The year also saw his contributions as compositing supervisor on David Chase’s film, Not Fade Away.
In his new position at Gravity, Lemke will work in tandem with Karin Levinson, the company’s EVP of features and television, and with Bob Samuel, Gravity’s CMO/executive producer for commercials.