With over three decades of industry experience across film, television and commercials, Chris Eckardt’s multi-faceted career ranges from Creative Director, Director, Cinematographer, CG generalist & supervisor, compositor and on-set VFX supervisor.
As one of the original founding members of Framestore in Los Angeles, he has since led some of the studio’s top creative campaigns including HP, Nike, Pfizer, Facebook, Google, Lexus, Honda, BYD, Pepsi, and location based supervision for the Chinese Winter Olympics handover ceremony in Beijing. His diverse history along with a strong understanding of all aspects of the production process has created a solid foundation and reputation in the industry.
Prior to Framestore, Eckardt held positions at Pysop in LA as a CG Supervisor, as well as Wavefront Technologies, Accolade, Biovision, Pixel Envy / Light Matters, VSL in Tokyo Japan, along with motion design studios such as Stardust, Prologue, and Imaginary Forces. He also co-founded a commercial and music video finishing studio, Moneyshots Post, claiming a VMA for Best Visual Effects on OutKast’s famed hit, “Hey Ya!”
In addition to his industry experience, Eckardt is a commercial photographer with work in trades, books, and galleries. He has also been an educator for over 25 years focusing on the entertainment industry, and is currently a Professor at Otis College of Art and Design during which time he has received a Teaching Excellence Award.