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VFX Supervisors Sheen Yap and Mathieu Assemat Join Outpost

With Over 25 Years' Collective VFX Experience, Yap and Assemat Bring a Wealth of Knowledge to Outpost Montreal


We are excited to announce the appointment of Sheen Yap and Mathieu Assemat as VFX Supervisors in our Montreal studio.

Both Yap and Assemat will be working alongside Montreal Managing Director, Becca Scott, to help the team continue to deliver high-profile, hotly-anticipated film and episodic productions such as The Boys S3 (Amazon), Outer Range (Amazon) and Slumberland (Netflix).

With an extensive VFX background, Yap is best known for her work as CG Supervisor on The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and The Call of the Wild.

Yap reflects on how she got there: “I studied Computer Visualisation and Animation at Bournemouth University in the UK. Straight after graduation I was fortunate enough to land a position at Lucasfilm on their 3DVFX Jedi Masters Programme. I trained in matchmove and lighting and soon after received my first movie credit as a Creature FX TD on Rango.”

Since then, Yap has worked on many high-profile projects including Guardians of the Galaxy, The Jungle Book, Spectre and Wonder Woman.

Having gotten to know so many people in the industry, Yap is excited to join some familiar faces at Outpost. “The people are what brought me to Outpost. Over the last 12+ years that I’ve been in the industry, I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside many talented people. The majority of these people whom I have a lot of respect for are here at Outpost. I’m very excited to join and work alongside such great artists, leads, production and management.”

Assemat has also spent over a decade in the industry and comes to Outpost with 13 years’ experience under his belt. He joins us from MPC where he spent 11 years in various roles, the most recent of which was Head of CG.

Known for his work on Oscar-nominated X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Assemat is a well-respected member of the Montreal VFX community. Previously, Assemat was CG Supervisor on high-profile projects including Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Assemat said: “I’m excited to join the great team that’s already in place at Outpost and reunite with some of the best talent I’ve met throughout my career. After working so long for big studios with huge pipelines, it’s refreshing to work in an environment which is much more flexible. Whilst a big pipeline is great for high-scale work, it can get in the way of creativity; Outpost are working towards a balance.”

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