About Habib Zargarpour
Habib’s role as Visual Effects Consultant on Blade Runner 2049 partnering with VFX Supervisor John Nelson allowed him to make full use of his creative and visual skills on a broad scope of work. Prior to that he was Partner Director of Visuals at Microsoft Studios responsible for visuals across all Publishing titles for XBox One, Windows, and Hololens. He has over 14 years of experience in visual effects for film and 14 years in the games industry. Nominated for two Academy Awards and winner of two BAFTAs in Visual Effects for his work on Twister and The Perfect Storm while at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), some of his other film projects include 2 Star Trek films, Star Wars Episode I, The Bourne Identity, Spawn, and Signs.
Habib received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award in 2006 for Need for Speed Most Wanted. His project RYSE: Son of Rome was a launch title for XBox One and still recognized as a visual showcase for the platform and was nominated for a VES Award. While at Microsoft he developed a Real Time Visualization system called Photon used by Jon Favreau and DP Bill Pope to film The Jungle Book and by Steven Spielberg on Ready Player One. For Blade Runner 2049 in collaboration with Wes Potter a new version of the tool was developed called Expozure, used to create some of the shots in the film. He is very passionate about using real time techniques in film making and applying his experience to World Building. In Habib’s recent role as Virtual Production Supervisor on Tom Hank’s Greyhound he was able to deploy Expozure to visualize shots for the film.