Humour and Story
My collection should be called ‘I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to look at all the work because there’s so many talented people at the RCA and I’ve done you a horrible injustice by being forced to choose’. I selected pieces because I liked them – it was that simple. Besides the beautiful craft, colors, shapes and ideas, if there was a theme, maybe it’s the humour and storytelling I become intrigued by. It’s all so inspiring!
Roger Guyett works in the film industry as a Visual Effects Supervisor and Second Unit Director. Born in the UK, he worked in the advertising and television business in London before moving to California. He has spent the last 26 years working at Industrial Light + Magic – the groundbreaking visual effects company originally formed to bring Star Wars to the screen – where he’s worked on numerous films and brought memorable imagery to the screen. He’s worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Ready Player One), George Lucas (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith) and JJ Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Trek). His work also includes Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as well as two films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
In 2009, Guyett was named by the Producers Guild of America as one of the ‘Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers List’, which honors those who have made the most vibrant and exciting contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling. He has been nominated for the Academy Award six times, won the British Academy Award for Visual Effects twice and been nominated a further six times.