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Cyryl Koshyk

Cyryl Koshyk


  • Bachelor of Applied Information, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
  • Founder of Dark Horizon Pictures and Cinemat Studio (Los Angeles). In the film and TV industry in Hollywood, he is involved in the production and editing of complicated special effect images as a visual effects supervisor and a producer. He produced many works including "300 Invasion of the Empire" "Silent Hill: Liberation 3D" and "Prometheus".

Responsible Subject

  • Special Image Technique
  • Web Programming I/II

Teaching performing arts IT and producing "MU Sigma A Show" with students

"MU ΣA Show", which has been held since 2014 by the KCG group including Kyoto Computer Gakuin and The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, is made by interweaving various arts based on the album "MU ΣA" produced by Professor Nitza Melas (a main vocalist of Cirque du Soleil) in commemoration of the 50th anniversary (2013) of the foundation of KCG. The production of the show is advanced in the curriculum on the stage art IT in the KCG group, and many students participate in it. Cyryl Koshyk, who is active in Hollywood in the United States, has joined as the director of this show. Mr. Koshyk was appointed Associate Professor at KCGI in 2016 and Professor in 2020.he continues to provide enthusiastic guidance to the student mainly in the technical aspects of production. Here is Professor Koshyk’s profile.

Production and development company established by Cyryl Koshyk

Dark Horizon Pictures
(Film production, established in 2010) Title: Founder, CEO, Director, Producer
Cinemat Studio
(Post-Production Operations, established in 2010) Position: Founder, Postproduction Supervisor
Milch Capital Management
(Financial Market System established in 2009) Position: Lead Developer & Researcher
(Visual Effects/Post-Production Operations, 2009 to 2011) Title: Founder, Chief Artist
Cine VFX
(Visual Effects/Pre-Postproduction, activities from 2009 to 2011) Title: Founder
Silver Wave Studios
(Activities from 2005 to 2010) Title: Founder, CEO
Red Wave Studios
(High Quality Web Design, from 2003 to 2010) Title: Founder, CEO, Manager
professional trader
(Financial markets trading, 2000 – 2002) Position: Lead System Developer, Researcher, and Tester

A brilliant achievement in Hollywood

He grew up in Poland where he was educated and studied in several arts schools. Since then, he has had a strong interest in advanced technology, computer art and science, entertainment, film making, performing arts, and advanced technology development.

He then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a visual effects supervisor, filmmaker, and digital artist on a number of films with many talented people. His feature film credits as a visual effects supervisor and consultant include "Prometheus", "300 Three Hundred", "Captain America: The First Avenger", "30 Days of Night", "Final Destination", "Jennifer's Body", and "S.W.A.T." He has also worked on many TV programs, commercials, and music videos for award-winning artists.

His regular clients include major film studios such as Paramount Pictures, Raleigh Studios, and Warner Brothers; television networks such as MGM HD, National Geographic, NBC, and Universal Sports; and production companies such as Comcast Spotlight, GRB TV, VivoTV, Original Productions, Postmodern Productions, and other production companies.

Maximize technology strengths in the Arts

He has been passionate about digital technology as an artistic expression, including all forms and sounds. He has led various works (digital art projects, movies, and other IT-based projects) to the higher level using new and epoch-making technology.

His close relationship with technology dates back to the early 1990s. He created his own programs using only an 8-bit computer (Atari, Commodore, Elwro, ZX Spectrumera) and languages such as Basic, Logo, and Pascal. He has always focused on using computers to enhance his artistry and on using various kinds of software as tools. He then moved on to leveraging Kinetix 3D Studio Max, the first 3D software for PCs, starting with Photo Styler (Current Photoshop) and Deluxe Paint (Amiga). Having such experiences, Professor Koshyk is also known as an insatiable programmer. He is proficient in HTML, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, MySql, Flash, Cloud Computing, Super-Computing Network Render Farms, developing complex databases, mobile apps, custom solutions and many other cutting-edge software and many of the most advanced software.

In early 1999, he designed and built over 60 websites, including extensive marketing and promotion strategies, for leading companies, artists, and independent enterprises. After 10 years of experience in web development, he moved his field of activity to Hollywood and showed his talent for visual effects supervisor, pre & post production manager, 2D & 3D artist, digital mat painter, digital composer, video editing and sound mixing, network rendering, etc. for 15 years. In each project, Koshyk's strength is to bring cutting-edge technology from the simple to the complex to suit his work.

Diverse talents for Cutting-Edge Art

It's no exaggeration to say that over the last 20 years, he has mastered all kinds of cutting-edge technology. These areas include both software and hardware, digital cinema technology, filmmaking, post-production, digital art, and the creation of highly complex visual effects. He has worked with some of the largest corporations, brands, production companies, and performing artists in the US (an actor, singer, and musician).

He remains active in Hollywood and the entertainment industry, leading the development of new technologies in both post-production and filmmaking with an unstoppable spirit of inquiry. These include VR (virtual reality), real time tracking, Mocap, and cloud rendering technologies.

With expertise in development, execution, brand strategy and delivery, he has wide diversity as a digital artist, designer, programmer, and developer. He has a track record in Internet and related technologies and across all media. He is highly unique and sought after.

As he demonstrated at the MUΣA show at our college, there will continue to be a lot of attention for unique solutions like complex live 3D shows with high levels of interaction and control that only Koshyk can weave.

Diverse talents for Cutting-Edge Art

Point Of Interests

  • At the tender age of 16, he concentrated on working for the largest advertising company in Poland. As the youngest artist, surrounded by veterans in the field of advertising and brand strategy, he designed large street banners for Mercedes and Volkswagen. He was able to achieve early acquisition of many skills and techniques in digital art.
  • Before the advent of HD video, he developed a 16K panoramic video solution in collaboration with Stanford University. It was used to shoot large 360-degree panoramic live images. He also created the software himself.
  • He created a number of custom software (plug-ins, scripting languages, add-ons) for Eyeon Fusion (Current Backmagic Design Fusion), the high-end software used in Hollywood.
  • He runs three companies: "Dark Horizon Pictures" which produces movies, "Cinemat Studio" which performs post-production work, and "Milch Capital Management" which performs high-quality web design, corporate marketing, and brand strategy.
  • He has a strong interest in film technology which led to the development of a custom-made camera system (C1 camera). It uses high quality and uncompressed RAW video captured under the operating environment of Windows and Linux. In 2011, he developed a 2K camera equivalent to 16mm film, with custom capture software and hardware. He also designed a proprietary camera system for non-consumers based on a high-performance Kodak CCD sensor used only in the latest scientific instruments of NASA and the U.S. Army.


As a new member of the KCG Group, I am very proud to be able to teach students about creating high-quality content. Through advanced IT-related projects, live shows, and multimedia projects, I will spare no effort to teach all the knowledge and "secret of creation" I have gained so far in both software and hardware.

Cyryl Koshyk CV (excerpt)

FEATURE FILMS: Feature films

Name: Position / Role:
Rottenbury Drive (2020) Director Credits
Writer Credits
Producer Credits
Elysium (visual effects coordinator: Cirux Render) (2013)
Visual effects Credits
After Earth
After Earth (visual effects producer: Cirux Render - as Ciril Koshyk) (2013)
Visual effects Credits
InAPProprietary Comedy (visual effects artist: Cirux Render - as Ciril Koshyk) (2013) Visual effects Credits
L.A.Gang Story
Gangster Squad (visual effects artist: Cirux Render) (2013)
Visual effects Credits
The Rising Devil's Sacrifice, Leather Face: The Return of the House
Texas Chainsaw 3D (visual effects artist: Cirux Render - as Ciril Koshyk) (2013)
Visual effects Credits
300 - Invasion of the Empire
300: Rise of an Empire (Post-production) (2013)
Digital Compositor
Grand Illusion
Now You See Me (Post-Production) (2013)
Visual Effects Artist
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (digital compositor: Cirux Render - as Ciril Koshyk) (2012)
Visual effects Credits
Skyfall (visual effects artist) (2012)
Visual effects Credits
Judge Dred
Dredd (visual effects artist: Cirux Render - as Ciril Koshyk) (2012)
Visual effects Credits
Underworld Awakening
Underworld: Awaking (visual effects artist: Cirux Render - as Ciril Koshyk) (2012)
Visual effects Credits
Prometheus (2012)
3D Matchmove Consultant
Hostel 3
Hostel: Part III (2011)
Visual Effects Artist
Avaged (2012) Visual Effects Artist
Underbelly Blues (2012) Visual Effects Artist
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger (stereoscopic consultant: CineVFX-as Cyryl Koshyk) (2011)
Visual effects Credits
Final Dead Bridge
Final Destination 5 (2011)
3D Stereoscopic Consultant
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
3D Stereoscopic Consultant
The Resident (2011)
Visual Effects Coordinator
Machine Head (2011) Visual Effects Post-production
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011) Visual Effects Supervisor
The Wild Cat Does Not Sleep 4 The Resurrection Bullet
Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
Visual Effects Coordinator
Frozen (special effects miniatures) (2010) Special effects Credits
30 Days Night 2: Arc Days
30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)
3D Consultant & Digital Imaging
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Visual Effects Consultant
Underground Comedy (2010) Visual Effects & Graphics Artist
Jennifer Body
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Visual Effects Coordinator
FANdemonium (TV Series) (digital effects artist - as Cyryl Koshyk, 2008) Visual effects Credits
Tranquility (2008) Visual Effects Supervisor
Bunny Whipped (2007) Visual Effects Supervisor
Hollywood Kills (2006)
Visual Effects Supervisor

Kirill Koshyk is in charge of many computer graphics for the world-famous movies.

TV/SERIES/OTHER: TV and others

Name: Position / Role:
Worlds Most Incredible Motion Graphics
Monster Energy - Dimmebash! Motion Graphics
Model Latina VFX & Motion Graphics
Street Legal Motion Graphics
The Colony Motion Graphics
Dino Trader VFX & Motion Graphics
Chopper Cowboys Motion Graphics
Jet Set LA Motion Graphics
Machine head VFX & Motion Graphics
Fight Club Inc Motion Graphics
TV Trap Motion Graphics
Adrenalina Motion Graphics
Once Upon A Room Motion Graphics
SiTV Networks Motion Graphics
The look Motion Graphics
Crank 3 Merry Christmass Motion Graphics
Aha Production Motion Graphics
Damsels in Distress Motion Graphics
Black box Motion Graphics
Underground Comedy Motion Graphics
Square one entertainment Motion Graphics
The Precious Foundation Motion Graphics
Fandemonium Motion Graphics
PostModern Motion Graphics
Monster Energy-Epicenter Motion Graphics
Talk & Papas Motion Graphics
Underbelly blues VFX & Motion Graphics
Crossing the lines Motion Graphics
Real ER Motion Graphics
Fired up Motion Graphics
Elvis Presley Expo II Motion Graphics
Stripped Motion Graphics
Elvis Presley Expo Motion Graphics
Bridesmaid Motion Graphics

MUSIC VIDEOS: Music video

Name: Position / Role:
Monika Spruch-Radio (2014) Director & Visual Effects Supervisor
Jason Newsted (Metalica) ‒ Heroic Dose
Visual Effects Supervisor / Artist
Jason Newsted (Metallica) ‒ King of Underdogs Visual Effects Supervisor / Artist
Jason Newsted (Metallica)-That's Some Pig (2011) Visual Effects Supervisor, Lead Artist
The PreZcotts feat. Yuto Miyazawa (2011) Visual Effects Artist
Nitza-Ageless (2010) Visual Effects Supervisor, Lead Artist
Rick Monroe-Honky Tonk Road Trip (2010) Visual Effects Artist


Name: Position / Role:
COMCAST Spotlight Commercial
Cinq Mondes SPA PARIS (2015)
Commercial # 1:
Commercial # 2:
Commercial # 3:
Producer / Director / Editor
COMCAST Spotlight Commercial
Lamour Lashes (2015)
Producer / Director / Editor
COMCAST Spotlight Commercial
Piperdilly bistro
Commercial # 1:
Commercial # 2:
Producer / Director / Editor
Soraya Commercial
Manatt (2010) Visual Effects & Graphics Artist
Precious Lure Foundation (2011) Visual Effects Artist
Ionic White (2009)
Lead 3D Artist
Monster Energy - Dimmebash!(2012) Visual Effects & Graphics Artist
Monster Energy-Commercial (2012) Visual Effects & Graphics Artist
Eminem-Recovery (2010) Visual Effects Supervisor