Sunny Teich

Effects Designer
Victoria University of Wellington
Participates in 2 items

Sunny Teich is a writer and effects artist, currently lecturing in the Master of Design Technology Program at Victoria University of Wellington.

Over the course of her 12-year career in VFX, she has developed an expertise in simulation, while working on feature films at major international studios including Disney Animation, Sony Imageworks and Weta Digital. In 2011, she was Weta’s Lead Technical Director in the development of a revolutionary facial simulation technique first seen in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. From 2014 to 2018, Sunny worked as a Lead Effects Technical Director for Framestore London, where she spearheaded an effort to move the fire workflow towards a physically-based model of simulation.

With a belief that visual effects artists have an obligation to participate in the conversation about the cultural significance of their work, Sunny has published articles on the state of the VFX industry and the implications of blockbuster films in popular culture venues such as Salon, Techcrunch and Quartz. She has been a speaker for organisations including the Royal Academy of Engineering, Sidefx and Sundance.

Sessions in which Sunny Teich participates

Sunday 2 August, 2020

Time Zone: NZST/(GMT+12:00) Wellington