Erik Zimmermann has 16 years of Houdini experience and over 20 years in Visual Effects and Post Production. He specializes in effects look development and creative direction for feature films and commercials. Erik was the Senior Effects artist for Star Trek, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Visual Effects. He was the Senior Effects artist for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which won an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.


The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Senior FX Artist)
Pan (Senior FX Artist)
Boo (Dreamworks) (Senior FX Artist)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Senior FX Artist)
Turbo (Senior FX Artist)
Puss in Boots (Senior FX Artist)
Tron Legacy (Senior FX Artist)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Senior FX Artist)
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (Senior FX Artist)
Star Trek (Senior FX Artist)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Senior FX Artist)
Mummy 3 (Senior FX Artist)
Pirates of the Caribbean 3 – At Worlds End (Senior FX Artist)

Work Experience

FX Supervisor, CoSA VFX
Director/VFX Supervisor, Deconstruct Studio & Labs
FX Supervisor, Chicken Bone VFX
FX Lead, Griffith Observatory
FX Lead, The Mill
Senior FX Artist, DreamWorks Animation
Senior FX Artist, Digital Domain
Technical Lighting Director, Rhythm & Hues


Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Cinema
Emerson College, BS in Film – Cinematography concentration
Savannah College of Art and Design, MFA in Computer Art (Visual Effects)