Monday, June 16, 2008

Ethan Ormsby, 1967-2008

Compositor, lighting TD and digital artist Ethan Ormsby passed away on Friday, June 13 at the age of forty. He worked for Digital Domain, Sony ImageWorks, Disney and DreamWorks on such features as Bee Movie, Flushed Away, Over the Hedge, Cursed, The Haunted Mansion, Bad Boys II, The Matrix Reloaded, Spider-Man, Cast Away, Dinosaur, Strange Days and Apollo 13.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, June 21, at 1 pm, at 10800 Westminster Ave. in Los Angeles. For further details, call (818) 508-1854.


Andy Norton said...

It is interesting to note here that someone of his talents is able to both do animated and live-action titles. Some of the films he worked on were high-profiled films, which means that his work in these specialist fields will continue to entertain many future film fans.

My regrets go to his family, friends, and colleagues.

Jeff Massie said...

An up-date: Ethan's family informs us that he passed away on June 12, not the 13th.

Nick Rashby said...

I was Ethan's childhood friend. He was a fantastic, intelligent, amazingly creative person...this is terrible, awful news. I'm so sorry, and my heart and thoughts go out to his family. He will be missed.

Nick Rashby

reflexr said...

Wow, I was also a childhood friend of Ethans, we made a horror film about sea monkeys, he showed me how to make latex masks, and we used to watch really crappy b budget horror films. I ran into him at the screening of Popcorn. I was so sad to find out about his passing. A loss to the world.

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