Gary Lopez – Compositor

Gary LopezSince graduating in 2012, Gary Lopez has been building his career as a digital compositor, crafting visual effects for movies like the 2016 reimagining of Ghostbusters, Furious 7, and the TV series Marco Polo and Limitless.

After graduating with a computer Computer animation Animation degree from The LA Los Angeles Film School in 2012, Gary Lopez landed his first compositor job with a company called Legend 3D, where he was a stereo compositor through 2014. While there, he worked as a stereo compositor on several well-known films, including:

Man of Steel
The Smurfs 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Lego Movie

Watch a trailer for the critically acclaimed film The Lego Movie below to see some of Lopez’s early work as a stereo compositor come to life!

Digital Compositor Career

In 2014, Lopez moved on to become a digital compositor and eventually a compositor, working with visual effects companies like Pixomondo, A52, and Zero VFX. As a digital compositor with these companies, Lopez has worked on a variety of well-known TV series and feature films, including:

In 2014:

• The hit fantasy TV series and Primetime Emmy nominee Sleepy Hollow as a digital compositor for two episodes of the second season.
• Ten episodes of another Primetime Emmy-nominated TV series, Marco Polo.

In 2015:

Fantastic Four
Furious 7, the seventh installment in the Fast and Furious series. The film won 23 awards the year it was released, including the VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effect in a Photoreal Feature for the extensive work put into keeping Paul Walker’s character in the movie after his death.

Check out a trailer for the film below:

By the time 2016 rolled around, Lopez was poised to act as a digital compositor for several projects, including the TV series Limitless, based on the 2011 film, as well as a diverse selection of feature films. Among these were:

The Do-Over, starring Adam Sandler and David Spade
The Magnificent Seven
Patriots Day, which was named a top ten film by the National Board of Review
Ghostbusters, which won two awards and was nominated for more than 25 others
Sandy Wexler, a film starring Adam Sandler, who plays a show business talent manager

Watch the trailer for the 2017 film Sandy Wexler below:

To follow Gary Lopez’s work as a compositor in the film industry, find him on LinkedIn, and check out his professional profile on IMDb.