Kirill Smolskiy is a Hollywood Visual Effects Artist. He is currently working as a Lighting Artist at DreamWorks Animation SKG on a movie called "Kung Fu Panda 3" (release date March 2016).


Kirill joined DWA in 2011 as a Lighting Technical Assistant and was credited on the movies "Home", "Penguins Of Madagascar", "How To Train Your Dragon 2", "Turbo", “Madagascar 3: Europe’s most wanted” and Academy Award nominated “Puss in Boots”.


Before moving to Los Angeles, he served as Motion Capture TD/CG Generalist at the Movement Lab at NYU (New York, NY). He was working on a number of projects that investigated motion capture, pattern recognition, and bio-metric techniques to analyze human movement signatures in video. While there, Kirill co-authored two scientific papers about this research.


Kirill Smolskiy was born in Russia and always dreamed about making movies in Hollywood.Prior coming to the US Kirill co-founded a production company “Vizart Studios”, where he was taking primary responsibility as CEO. Main specialization of the company were TV commercials, architectural visualization and visual effects for movies. Kirill was also working as a CG generalist.


Kirill holds a Master of Science degree in Digital Imaging and Design from New York University (2010) and Bachelor of Science from Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (2007). In his spare time, Kirill enjoys playing soccer, golf, snowboarding, digital photography and filmmaking.