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Kevin Mannens

Kevin  Mannens
Assistant Professor
Faculty and Staff

Contact Info
(575) 646-5671
Office: MH 172-B



Kevin Mannens is an Academy Award-nominated and Annie Award-winning technical director and visual effects designer who has been instrumental in close to a dozen Hollywood blockbusters. During his career, Mannens has worked at the world’s leading visual effects facilities including Industrial Light and Magic, Moving Picture Company, and Sony Pictures Imageworks. His credits include Transformers: Age of Extinction, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pacific Rim, The Amazing Spiderman, and Alice in Wonderland (for which Imageworks received the Oscar nod). As part of the FX team at ILM, Mannens was the recipient of the 2014 Annie Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects in a Live-Action Production” for his work on Pacific Rim. A visual storyteller first and foremost, Kevin is fluent across various media from 3D animation and VFX to Live action and virtual reality. Kevin is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His social impact and wildlife documentaries (Malpelo: Mountain of Sharks, Marsh Clouds, The taking of Harris Neck, Mud Harvest, and more) have won hundreds of awards in international film festivals; and were screened all over the world. 


Phone: (575)646-5671
Office: Milton Hall 172-B

Courses Taught

History of animation and Visual Effects

Visual Effects I

Visual Effects II


Effects Animation & Dynamic Simulation

Portfolio Design and Development

Cinematography I

Cinematography II

3D Production Studio I

3D Production Studio II