LONDON – VFX and animation studio, Jellyfish Pictures (https://jellyfishpictures.co.uk), has expanded its senior creative team with the appointment of Kevin Hoppe and Nicolas Hernandez.
Photo (L-R): Hernandez and Hoppe
An award-winning VFX supervisor with a career spanning nearly 20 years, Hernandez joins Jellyfish Pictures after six years at London VFX studio, Milk Visual Effects, of which he was also a co-founder. His VFX and CG supervisor credits include the feature films 4 Kids And It, Annihilation, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Ex-Machina, High-Rise and 47 Ronin. For television, some of his credits include Altered Carbon, 24: Live Another Day, and BBC One’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
Before co-founding Milk, Hernandez enjoyed an eight-year stint at The Mill. During this time at The Mill, he led his team on many high-profile television dramas earning him five VES nominations.
Hoppe joins Jellyfish Pictures from Crafty Apes VFX in the US, where he worked as CG supervisor on Season 3 of Netflix’s award-winning Stranger Things. Before his time at Crafty Apes, Hoppe held senior positions at Dneg and DreamWorks Animation, racking up an impressive list of credits, including, Home, Turbo, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2.
Hoppe’s responsibilities at Jellyfish Pictures will see him utilize his skills of managing and developing teams, overseeing the evolution of the studio’s feature animation pipeline, and ensuring artists can be as efficient and empowered as possible to deliver the highest quality of work.
“The past year has seen immense growth for Jellyfish Pictures,” says Phil Dobree, CEO, Jellyfish Pictures. “The investment in our new facilities and tech has greatly opened opportunities of the types of work we can take on, requiring the very best talent to take the helm. Both Nicolas and Kevin hold an incredibly high level of experience, bringing inspiration to their teams and the very best expertise to every project they touch.
Our talent and the care we take when handling our clients’ work has always been at the heart of Jellyfish Pictures. Both Nicolas and Kevin embody these values and I am extremely proud for them to join the Jellyfish Pictures family.”