Visual Effects Supervisor
Hanzhi Tang is a Visual Effects Supervisor and was previously a Digital Effects Supervisor and Head of Lighting at Digital Domain. Over the course of his 19 years with the studio, he has contributed his expertise on over two dozen feature films and has received a Visual Effects Society Award nomination for his Outstanding Created Environment work in the movie "2012" and most recently an 2021 HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects - Theatrical Feature, for Marvel's Black Widow.
Hanzhi was our Visual Effects Supervisor on "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" for Marvel Studios, released in 2022 which has garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects. Digital Domain completed a very extensive body of work covering most of the third act and more. Previous to that in 2021 he completed Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" as Visual Effects Supervisor which also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.
Hanzhi comes from a Lighting and Rendering background with extensive experience on set and with digital head capture projects. He has used these techniques to create detailed digital doubles and a CG concert avatar, among other applications. He has also worked with virtual production and motion capture to create a 28-character fully CG commercial for LG.
Hanzhi earned a Master of Science in Physics from Imperial College, University of London, which provided him with an understanding of both real-world dynamics and optics that has been a foundation for achieving realism in VFX. Recently, Hanzhi was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of his long list of contributions as a supervisor to VFX in feature films. He is an essential member of Digital Domain's global team of visual effects experts.