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Bill Westenhofer

Bill Westenhofer Bill Westenhofer is a leading visual effects supervisor at Rhythm & Hues Studios, where he is currently co-visual effects supervisor for the Walden Media/Walt Disney Pictures production of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."

Bill recently supervised production for "Elf," (New Line) and "The Rundown," (Universal). Bill was also the R&H visual effects supervisor on "Men in Black 2," (Columbia), "Cats & Dogs," (Warner Bros.) and "Stuart Little" I and II, (Columbia). His other credits include "Frequency" (New Line), and "Babe: Pig in the City," (Universal), the latter a nominee for Best Visual Effects by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Starting as a technical director with Rhythm & Hues in 1994, Bill's lighting and effects animation were featured in "Batman Forever" (Warner Bros.), and numerous television commercials. He quickly rose to CG supervisor for "Speed 2: Cruise Control," (Fox), and continued in that role for "Spawn," (New Line), "Mouse Hunt," (DreamWorks), "Kazaam" (Buena Vista), and "Waterworld," (Universal).

Bill holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from George Washington University where he studied the use of dynamics in physically based animation. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Bucknell University.

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