Sony Pictures Imageworks
Spencer Cook recently completed work as animation director on the international hit Spider-Man 3.
Cook previously was animation supervisor on Cursed, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. He also served as lead character animator on Spider-Man (2002) and Hollow Man (2000), both of which were recognized with Academy Award nominations for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Before he joined Imageworks in 1999, Cook worked as an animation supervisor at Flat Earth Productions on the television series Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles and character animator on the feature film Blade.
As a character animator at Digital Domain, Cook worked on the effects facilitys short film Tightrope as well as on numerous commercial spots and music videos.
Cook began his career as a stop motion animator and worked with New York production studios such as Broadcast Arts/Curious Pictures, Full Blue Productions, Boss Films, Colossal Pictures and Stieffel & Company, where he brought many memorable characters to life in commercials for the Pillsbury Doughboy, McDonalds, MTV, Budweiser, Duracell, Nintendo, Barbie, Kool Aid and Fritos
In 1986, Cook helped design and animate the surreal imagery in Peter Gabriels music video for Big Time and was part of the team that created the inhabitants of Pee Wees Playhouse for the first season of the Saturday morning TV series.
Cook holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of Visual Arts.
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