Rob Hopper joined Union in 2020 as Head of CG.
Rob studied Maths and Computer Science at The University of Sussex before completing an MSc in Computer Animation at Bournemouth University. He started his VFX career wrangling on Captain Scarlet in 2003 before landing a job at DNEG in their pipeline team.
Stints at BFC in Berlin and Framestore in London followed before he joined the FX team at MPC in 2006. There he started leading shows including Robin Hood, Wolfman and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian before taking an opportunity with Lucasfilm to work in Singapore in 2011 on Pacific Rim and Strange Magic.
In 2012 he relocated to Vancouver rejoining MPC to work on Maleficent, Godzilla and Guardians of the Galaxy before returning to London to take up the position of Head of FX. In this role, he worked on many notable projects including The Jungle Book (winner of the BAFTA and Oscar for Visual Effects and the VES Award for Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature in 2017) and The Lion King which received nominations for Visual Effects at both the BAFTAs and Oscars and won an HPA award.
Rob’s credits include:
Pacific Rim, 10,000 BC, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Watchmen, Robin Hood, Wolfman, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Martian, Alien Covenant, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.