We are excited to welcome Martin Hall to our "Instructor Spotlight" series - a bi-weekly livestream event where you'll meet some of our amazing instructors and get a glimpse into their lives as artists and educators. Gnomon's instructors are working professionals that bring unique experiences and perspectives into the classroom, and Martin is no exception!
As Senior Compositor at FuseFX, Martin has provided visual effects and compositing for projects such as Game of Thrones, The Amazing Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Love, Death & Robots, and more. As a Gnomon instructor, Martin teaches students the art of compositing being used in top studios today.
During this interview, we will talk with Martin about his journey as an artist, what it is like to work as a compositor on top films and shows, and what you can expect when learning from him at Gnomon. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your questions in the chat as well!
Immediately following the interview, our host Adam Hartel will share a brief informational session about the Gnomon student experience and the various careers for artists within the Visual Effects, Animation, and Games industries.
Events with closed captioning are available via Gnomon Facebook Page.
Gnomon's full-time programs and 10-week individual courses are designed to develop well-rounded artists that are skilled in the diverse disciplines within 3D production. For those outside of the US, virtual classroom-style online courses are also available.
Coming to visual effects from a fine arts and filmmaking background, Martin finds the power of the visual image to be of paramount importance to storytelling. Martin has worked in Hollywood production and post–production for over 20 years and continues to evolve with storytelling technology.
A two-time Emmy award winner for visual effects in the gritty John Adams for HBO and the eerie American Horror Story, Freak-Show for FX, Martin’s work has been exemplary.
Most recently, Martin Hall is slated to the VFX Supervisor for Netflix’s Next Bird Box feature and he was a VFX Supervisor on HBO’s The Untitled Lakers Project and Perry Mason. Over 2020, He Supervised on Amazon’s The Encounter and All the Old Knives.
In 2015, Martin was the Visual Effects Supervisor on AMC’s Into The Badlands, taking the show from preproduction to post delivery, in addition to second unit directing principal talent.
Martin has worked as an effects supervisor on several commercials for clients such as Mattel, Mazda and Dodge. Additionally, he continues to composite and supervises on film and television projects. He has been the producer of several visual effects heavy projects
Martin has worked with the Microsoft Surface Design team as the Senior Art Director. The goal for this project is to bring a more cinematic experience to the gestural interface.
Live-action film credits include lighting the model miniatures for Deep Rising for Dream Quest Images, Con Air, Armageddon, Flubber, My Favorite Martian, Bicentennial Man and Mission to Mars. He photographed large-format plates for X-Files and The Practice. Digital compositing and 3D work include the following credits: The Replacements, MonkeyBone, Driven, Dungeons and Dragons, Joyride, Rollerball, Black Knight, The Last Castle, Freddie Got Fingered, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Bourne Identity, Tuxedo, K19, Men in Black 2, Scooby Doo1 & 2, Cat in the Hat, Garfield and Catwoman, Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, Thor, Mission Impossible, The Amazing Spiderman, Riddick, Noah. Oz, the Great and Powerful and MEG
His work has been featured in Cinefex magazine. In addition to his artistry, Martin is an educator at Gnomon and a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES).
As Recruiter, Adam travels to high schools, community colleges, and trade shows to educate prospective students about Gnomon’s academic options and provide information about careers in the entertainment industry. With over two decades of experience working in nonprofit, Adam has used his skills in visual art, photography, and design to create socially conscious initiatives in collaboration with art students and professionals. He has lived and worked abroad in Norway and the Netherlands while traveling Europe as a community developer and public speaker. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from LIFE Pacific University.