Film and animation grad adds effect to ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Mar 24, 2017

If you enjoyed the visual effects in the new “Beauty and the Beast” film, you’ll have to extend a thank-you to a former RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences student.

Matthew Doll, a 2005 RIT film and animation graduate, was a compositing supervisor for Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic that had a gargantuan opening weekend with $170 in North American ticket sales. It was the biggest March opening in Hollywood history. The opening collected an additional $180 million from overseas sales.

Doll, from West Chicago, was featured in an article published in the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago publication, for his contributions to the movie.  His job entailed mixing visual effects with live-action footage.

Doll has done work for other notable films, including “Iron Man,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”