Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams
Director, Visual Effects Supervisor
(Spawn, The Mask, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Abyss)
Multiple award-winning commercial director and educator with more than 300 commercials to his credit, Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams is a legend in visual effects. A graduate of Sheridan College, Toronto, Spaz’s ingenious ability to apply computing technology to his animation passion soon landed him in The Pit at Industrial Light & Magic. Chief Animator and Modeler on “The Abyss,” “Terminator 2,” “Hunt for Red October” and “Jurassic Park;” VFX Sup, Second Unit Director and Executive Producer on “Spawn,” Spaz was nominated for an Academy Award for “The Mask.”
But it was “Jurassic Park” that launched the digital era and Spaz’s legacy. When told CG dinosaurs weren’t possible, Spaz and Mark Dipp´ proved everyone wrong with a wireframe animation test that caught the eyes of Universal executives and changed the course of filmmaking, with CG becoming the hot new thing!