Chris LeDoux

Co-Founder-Chairman, Crafty Apes

Hailing from Alaska, Chris LeDoux's fascination with cinema and storytelling paved the way for his illustrious career in visual effects (VFX). His journey, beginning as a compositor, has led him to his current role as a high-level VFX supervisor and director. More recently, LeDoux has extended his expertise to encompass the arenas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and computer vision, leveraging these advanced technologies to drive further innovation in the VFX industry and enrich narrative filmmaking. LeDoux’s portfolio showcases collaborations with acclaimed filmmakers on highly-regarded projects, such as Hidden Figures, La La Land, and 12 Years a Slave, as well as TV series like Stranger Things. His directorial talent is displayed on CW’s Pandora, where he also serves as a producer. Furthermore, he has directed commercials for high-profile clients, including Boeing. Currently based in Atlanta, the hub of Crafty Apes' headquarters, LeDoux balances his professional life with his personal life, spending quality time with his wife and three children. An identifiable figure in the VFX industry, he is often seen sporting his favorite Seahawks cap.

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