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    An Interview with Evan Jacobs, VFX Supervisor of Mr. X
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    Evan Jacobs, an eighteen-year veteran of the visual effects industry, worked his way up through the trenches at many leading effects houses such as Boss Film Studios and Fantasy II Film Effects. Along the way he worked on such projects as "Outbreak" and "The Hunt for Red October.” Jacobs served as miniatures supervisor on the feature film"Ed Wood" and then in 1994, he co-founded (along with colleagues Jon Warren and Douglas Miller) Los Angeles based Vision Crew Unlimited, specializing in miniatures and mechanical effects.

    At Vision Crew Unlimited, Jacobs served as Executive Producer and Visual Effects Supervisor and contributed to many films such as "The Mummy", "Dinosaur", "Armageddon", "Dante's Peak", "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" and "Titanic". The company was also very active in the commercial market, providing effects for Mazda, Lexus, Dr. Pepper, Nissan, Jeep, Dodge, Toyota, and Coca-Cola to name but a few.

    In 1998, Jacobs was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects for a Miniseries for HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon".

    After eight successful years, Jacobs and his partners closed Vision Crew to pursue other endeavors. Evan went on supervise visual effects for the indie feature “What the #$*! Do We Know?!” which became the third highest grossing documentary of 2004.

    Jacobs then joined Digital Domain in Venice, CA where he served as the 3D Department Manager for two years before joining Mr. X in 2005.

    While at Mr. X, Jacobs supervised the visual effects for “Silent Hill” and “16 Blocks” as well as upcoming films “Hollywoodland”, “Waist Deeep” and “The Return”.

    Jacobs is an active member of the VES, and has spoken at industry conferences such as Post/LA and was an instructor for the Entertainment Studies Extension Program at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for three years.
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