Ronnie E. Williams

Ronnie E. Williams

Ronnie E. Williams, Raytown South High School, Class of 1988

Ronnie E. Williams graduated from Raytown South High in 1988, and then attended Howard University in Washington D.C., majoring in Communication Arts. He later attended UCLA studying Post-Production, Television, and Film.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, Ron began work in the entertainment industry as a communication coordinator for KTTV FOX 11. Soon after, he took over the responsibilities for national commercial scheduling as a Production Coordinator, working closely with Master Control to make sure the commercial ran on air.He landed a position with Cinesite, a division of Kodak, working as a data operator, accessing and managing all online data files for staff Digital Artists. From data operations, he moved into the entry-level artist position, and his first project was restoration of Disney’s Fantasia. This was the beginning of his success as a Digital Compositor, working on projects such as Space Jam, Air Force One and Armageddon.

Mr. Williams is currently a Digital Compositor for Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco. He is responsible for the final stage of a shot before submitting it for approval by the movie’s director. He supervises a team of compositors working on shot sequences. It is his job to keep the quality of the sequence consistent to the director’s vision. Projects include the Star Wars Prequel, Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, and 3, Indiana Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Terminator Salvation. Several projects that Ron has worked on have been nominated for BAFTA and Academy Awards, including Pirates of the Caribbean II, and Perfect Storm.

Ron lives in Cordelia, California, outside of San Francisco with his wife, Michele, and their sons, Miles and Roman.