François Dumoulin has been in the VFX industry for more than 16 years. He got immersed into movies and computers in his early childhood. Along with his personal practice of fiction writing and photography, he studied Drawing and Architecture at L’École Nationale Supérieure des Art Décoratifs, and then took on History of Art and Ethnology at the Sorbonne in Paris. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Movie Directing at L’École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle.
In the mid-nineties he once walked into a room to discover a Flame compositing station, and that was it. Starting as a Compositing Artist, François moved to on-set supervision all over the globe and became a founding member of La Maison, a Paris-based high-end visual effects boutique where he worked on films like The Man Without A Head, Demonlover and Les Enfants De Timpelbach, to name a few.
After directing short films, music videos and commercials, he went on being VFX Supervisor for feature films, which brought him to Montreal for a movie called Upside Down.
He joined Rodeo FX in 2012 and worked as a compositor on projects such as Now You See Me, Pacific Rim and The Host. Just recently he completed VFX supervision of David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan and Ron Howard's In The Heart of The Sea, in addition to on-set supervision for Lucy. François is currently working on Luc Besson’s latest space odyssey, Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets.