Kim Libreri has worked with the Lucasfilm companies since 2004, first as a Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic and technology evangelist for all of Lucasfilm.
He was appointed Chief Strategy Officer for Lucasfilm in 2012. Kim’s career in digital technology and visual effects spans 20 years and he has credits on over 25 films including, Super 8, Poseidon, War of the Worlds, The Matrix Sequels, Mission: Impossible 1 & 2, Event Horizon and Goldeneye. He led the development team for the award-winning What Dreams May Come as well as for the original Matrix, developing the now-legendary Bullet Time technology.
Kim started his motion picture career in the UK at London's Computer Film Company, where he was the Senior Software Engineer and was responsible for pioneering many of the computer graphics techniques we use today. He was a founding member of Kodak’s Cinesite London, which was Europe’s first digital film bureau and is considered to be the first of the modern UK digital visual effects companies.
At Manex Visual Effects, he led the technology development teams on The Matrix and What Dreams May Come, each of which won Academy Awards for best achievement in visual effects. In 2002, Libreri founded ESC Entertainment, which was set up to produce the visual effects for the Matrix sequels.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored Libreri with a Technical Achievement Award for the development of a system for image-based rendering allowing choreographed camera movements through computer graphic reconstructed sets. Libreri was also honored with an Oscar Nomination for Best Visual Effects in a Motion Picture by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Poseidon.
Libreri has a degree in computer sciences from Manchester University.
2011 SUPER 8 – Visual Effects Supervisor
2008 SPEED RACER – Visual Effects Supervisor
2006 POSEIDON – Visual Effects Supervisor
Academy Award Nomination – Best Visual Effects
2005 WAR OF THE WORLDS – Additional Visual Effects Supervisor
2005 HERBIE: FULLY LOADED – Visual Effects Supervisor
2004 CAT WOMAN – Visual Effects Supervisor
2003 THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS – Visual Effects Supervisor
2003 THE MATRIX RELOADED – Visual Effects Supervisor
2000 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II – Digital Effects Supervisor
2000 MICHAEL JORDAN TO THE MAX – Visual Effects Supervisor
1999 THE MATRIX – Technology Supervisor
1998 WHAT DREAMS MAY COME – Technology Supervisor
1997 EVENT HORIZON – Digital Effects Supervisor
1996 SPACE JAM – Chief Technology Officer
1996 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – Digital Effects Supervisor
1996 MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND – Chief Technology Officer
1996 LAWNMOWER 2: BEYONE CYBERSPACE – Chief Technology Officer
1995 GOLDENEYE – Chief Technology Officer
1995 FIRST KNIGHT – Chief Technology Officer
1995 THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN - Chief Technology Officer
1994 HONEY I SHRUNK THE AUDIENCE – Senior Software Engineer
1994 HUDSUCKER PROXY – Senior Software Engineer
1993 LITTLE BUDDHA – Senior Software Engineer
1992 THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL – Senior Software Engineer
1992 1492 : CONQUEST OF PARADISE – Senior Software Engineer