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Jason is a Senior Lighting Technical Director at Weta Digital, and has previously held similar roles at Framestore and Sony Pictures Imageworks when he lived in the US. Born in New York, Jason studied Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and Rice University, where he learned practical model-making and lighting. These skills, along with practical construction knowledge, turned out to be perfectly suited for VFX.

Jason made the journey across the Pacific in 2009, joining Weta with an already impressive filmography under his belt. Jason has worked on films such as Ice Age, Matrix: Revolutions, Fantastic Four, I Am Legend, The Dark Knight, and The Chronicles of Narnia. His more recent projects with Weta include: Avatar, The Avengers, The Adventures of Tintin, and of course, The Hobbit.

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The magic doesn't live in your computer or your keyboard. It lives in your ability to manipulate the tools that you have at your disposal to reach what you're imagining in your mind. — Jason Galeon

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