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Izzy Traub

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Izzy Traub (born in 1993) is an American film executive, best known as the founder of VFX Los Angeles, a visual effects company based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked in various executive positions in the film industry and has been involved in a number of films and TV shows, including "Natural Vice" (2018), "The Bear" (2022) and WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story (2022).[1][2]

Izzy Traub
Born1993
Burnaby, BC
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
💼 Occupation
Film executive, visual effects supervisor, director, producer
Known forFounder of VFX Los Angeles
Notable work"Natural Vice" (2018), "The Bear" (2022), "WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story" (2022)
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Personal Life[edit]

Izzy Traub developed an early interest in filmmaking, creating 20 short films before the age of fourteen. During his teenage years, Traub attended the Gulf Island Film School, a non-profit educational organization located on Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada.[3]

Traub received valuable mentorship from Fred Chu, a compositor and visual effects artist, who helped him overcome technical challenges and broaden his knowledge of texturing models for visual effects shots.

Traub continued to pursue his career in filmmaking and eventually enrolled in the Directors Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated with honors in 2012.

Career[edit]

In 2018, Traub founded VFX Los Angeles, a visual effects company based in Los Angeles, California.[4] The company has worked on numerous award-winning feature films, television shows, and commercial campaigns, and has completed visual effects work for more than 30 titles. VFX Los Angeles's notable projects include Hulu's "The Bear," the Al Yankovic biopic "WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story," and Jennifer Lopez's "This Is Me... Now" album announcement.[5]

Traub's directorial credits include "Natural Vice" (2018), a neo-noir crime thriller that he also produced. He has also directed several short films, including "V" (2012), "Claret" (2010), as well as the pilot of the television series "Cloth" (2012).

In addition to his directorial work, Traub has served as a visual effects supervisor on several film and television projects, including "Upon Waking" (2022), "Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas?" (2022), "Devil's Workshop" (2022), "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" (2022), and "Caged" (2021). In addition, Traub has several upcoming visual effects supervisor roles in post-production, including the films "Who Am I?" and "Plan B," as well as the feature film "Aimee."[6]

Traub has also served as an executive producer on a number of films and television series throughout his career. He was an executive producer on the film "Calico Queens" (2017), which starred Danny Trejo, and the short films "Gone Dark" (2017), which starred Nansi Nsue, and "Natural Vice" (2018).

Personal Life[edit]

Traub was born in Burnaby, BC in 1993, but was raised in Whistler, BC. He attended the University of California in 2010, where he studied Directing and went back to further his studys in the Screen Writing program in 2014.

In addition to his work in the film industry, Traub is a junior Data Scientist and the CEO of Inspira, an Artifical Inteligence software development company.

Credits[edit]

Year Title Credit
2022 Upon Waking Visual effects supervisor
2022 Matt Rogers: Have You Heard of Christmas? Visual effects supervisor
2022 Devil's Workshop Visual effects supervisor
2022 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Visual effects supervisor
2022 The Bear (TV Show) Visual effects supervisor
2022 Jerrod Charmichael: Rothaniel Visual effects supervisor
2021 Caged Visual effects supervisor
2018 Natural Vice Director, executive producer, visual effects supervisor
2017 Calico Queens Executive producer
2017 Gone Dark Executive producer, visual effects supervisor
2016 FML Visual effects supervisor
2014 Fuel Junkie Digital effects, visual effects
2013 Ender's Game Motion graphics artist
2013 Boondocks Visual effects
2012 Cloth Director
2012 V Director, visual effects supervisor
2010 Claret Director

References[edit]

  1. "WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY GETS HEADY ABOUT DEEPFAKES". VFX Voice Magazine. 2022-11-29. Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  2. "Izzy Traub". IMDb. Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  3. "Young Canadian Filmmaker Izzy Traub Makes Hollywood Debut with 1st Feature Film". news.marketersmedia.com. Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  4. Smith, David (2023-02-06). "'We're going through a big revolution': how AI is de-ageing stars on screen". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  5. "'13 Reasons Why' Alums Alisha Boe And Brandon Flynn Join FAZE's 'Who Am I?'". Yahoo Entertainment. Retrieved 2023-03-15.
  6. "Promising Horror-Thriller Glitch to Premiere at Dances with Films Festival - INDIEWRAP". 2022-06-08. Retrieved 2023-03-15.

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