Chris Healer

Chris Healer


After finishing his film degree at CU Boulder, having built a 16mm projector out of Legos and written a 3D graphics library for DOS in C++, Chris Healer transitioned from web design to motion capture and 3D animation in Denver. He moved to New York in 2002, and in 2005 founded The Molecule.

At The Molecule, he is CEO, CTO, Visual Effects Supervisor, VFX Consultant, Creative Designer, Software Developer, and Producer. He has worked on a variety of film and television projects, including “Elementary” (CBS), the HD remaster of “The Wire” (HBO), Money Monster, and most recently, Doug Liman’s episodic series “Invisible” for VR.

The Molecule maintains offices in NYC and LA and employs over 80 people. Its specialties include live-action compositing, VR post-production, motion graphics animation, CG modeling, animation and rendering, as well as traditional film production, VR production, and second unit VFX production.

Chris has developed many of the tools used at The Molecule, including its Render Farm, Workflow Automation Tools, Linking and Preview Tools, and Cloud-based Compositing Pipeline. Chris is a regular speaker at Nuke, ACM SIGGRAPH, and VES Events and an active member of the Visual Effects community.