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Presenting our next speaker, Alyssa Zarate!

Alyssa Zarate is a special effects makeup artist and matte painter.


During her career as a makeup artist, she worked in production of Cirque du Soleil, Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Phantom of the Opera and numerous television series and feature films. Afterwards, she attended Media Design School in Auchland, New Zealand and received a Fine Arts & Computer Science double degree from The University of Canterbury, fully committing to visual effects.

Currently a Lead Matte Painter at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Alyssa has contributed to such blockbusters as Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Wolverine, Jurassic World, Prometheus, The Chronicles of Narnia and Alice Through The Looking Glass. In addition, she’s worked on various shows produced by Starz, National Geographic, Amazon Prime Netflix and HBO; notably Game of Thrones.


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