Cosku Turhan started his career at Sony Imageworks working on blockbuster films such as “Alice In Wonderland,” “The Amazing Spider-man,” “Suicide Squad” and the Oscar-winning “Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse” as a lighting and lookdev lead. While at Imageworks, Cosku was nominated for two VES Society Awards.
After a 10 year stint in visual effects, Turhan applied his skills to an emerging new technology: virtual reality; which led him to Magnopus as a CG supervisor. Cosku supervised Emmy-nominated VR experiences such as Blade Runner: Memory Lab and Coco VR. He also helped develop the first-ever VR virtual production system that was used on the Oscar-nominated “Lion King.” Award-winning director and VFX supervisor, Jerome Chen, then approached Turhan to help produce Vaulted Halls, an episode of Netflix’s Emmy-winning “Love, Death & Robots.”
Turhan saw an amazing opportunity at Spire to join the worlds of VFX and real-time around the Unreal Engine. At Spire not only is he supervising the look and feel of films and development of production in and around Unreal, but he is also helping develop procedural tools for world building, machine learning-based compositing tools for stylized looks and new tools to make never-before-seen magic possible in Unreal.
Cosku is a graduate of USC film and animation school. Cosku grew up in Turkey and is now living in Los Angeles with his wife, Ceyla, and son, Ozan. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family and making music and art together.