Gnomon Welcomes Spider-Man Artist

Gnomon School in Hollywood gets up close and personal with one of the 3D artists behind Sony’s megahit, Spider-Man 2, on Thursday, Jan. 27. Nominated for two Visual Effects Society (VES) awards for his work as 3D environment Lead on the web-slinging sequel, Dan Abrams will reveal the challenges he and the rest of the team faced in bringing the blockbuster’s eye-popping visuals to the screen. His presentation at Gnomon will include a detailed look at the building of the characters–modeling, light stage, image acquisition–and the creation of a fully digital New York City.

Dan Abrams graduated with an industrial designer degree from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. While still in school, he was hired as a technical director by Rhythm & Hues. That same year, Abrams moved to Sony Imageworks where he is now a senior technical director.

Abram’s work can also be seen in such films as Spider-Man (2002 Academy Award Nominee, Best Visual Effects), The Chubb Chubbs (2002 Academy Award Winner, Best Animated Short), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002 Academy Award Winner, Best Visual Effects) and most recently, The Aviator.

The presentation will be held Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Gnomon is located at

1015 N. Cahuenga in Hollywood, Calif. As seating is limited, RSVP to [email protected] Please include name and email for you and any friends you plan to bring.