Ariana Miller – Digital Compositor

When you think of a career in film, you probably imagine you’ll start off working on low-budget, little-known films or videos that will slowly help you work your way up the ladder. Sometimes, though, that’s not what happens. For LA Film School graduates like Ariana Miller, success hasn’t been easily won, but her dedication has earned her credits on well-known films and TV series. As soon as Miller graduated in 2013, she worked as a roto artist for animation companies Mamba and Aerodrome Pictures, and only months later, she was working as a compositor for Giant Flick Films.

Recognized for her talent and dedication, Miller was quickly recommended for better and better positions, and in 2014, she broke into the visual effects industry as a stereoscopic compositor for Stereo D, a company that specializes in converting 2D theatrical material into stereoscopic 3D imagery. Miller’s work as a stereoscopic compositor with Stereo D can be seen in a number of hit films, including:

In 2014:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Guardians of the Galaxy


Terminator Genisys
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian

Moving Up in her Visual Effects Career

By 2015, Miller was working with Stereo D as an element QC artist, spending five months working on films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, and The BFG.
View the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer below to see Miller’s work in action!

Then, only three years after graduating, Miller landed her first job as a digital compositor in 2016 and truly began the work she loves. As a compositor, Miller has worked on feature films and several TV Series, including many science fiction titles:

• The award-winning series Westworld
The OA, an up-an-coming TV series that began in 2016
Killjoys, a series nominated for best visual effects at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

Watch the trailer for Killjoys below:

Recent Digital Composition Work

Miller’s most recent projects as a digital compositor include work on TV series and feature films, including:

The Deuce, a 2017 TV series starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Logan Lucky, a comedy featuring well-known film stars like Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Katherine Waterston, Seth McFarlane, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, and more
• The new Marvel series Iron Fist
The Get Down, a musical TV series on Netflix that won 8th place for the AAFCA Award for top 10 TV shows.

Watch the trailer for the award-winning show here:

To learn more about Ariana Miller and her work as a digital compositor, find her on LinkedIn, IMDb, or Vimeo, and check out our article featuring Miller’s early accomplishments.