Ambassadors has welcomed back long-term friend and former colleague Stijn Waterman as Creative VFX Supervisor / Director.

Stijn Waterman brings over 15 years of experience from the production and post-production industry with him and is a familiar face to the Ambassadors’ family. After film school, Waterman started his career at Ambassadors as a Flame artist and quickly worked himself up to become a Visual Effects Supervisor for many years. His love for cinema and storytelling then brought him to production company Eyeforce where he widened his horizon. Waterman recalls it as a playground of creativity which gave him the freedom to travel the world while developing his directing and editing expertise. His freelance career continued for 8 years, working for brands like Adidas, Red bull, Corona, and WeTransfer.

As of April, Stijn Waterman will be Visual Effects Supervisor for Ambassadors Amsterdam and New York and give creative direction for upcoming projects. He will also be part of setting up a new division that offers workflows to create high-quality digital campaigns, spanning from ideas to post-production, or any stage in between. Waterman will work closely with Founding Partner Halbo van der Klaauw and General Manager Christel Hofstee, to drive new business opportunities.

Stijn Waterman, Creative VFX Supervisor / Director, Ambassadors said: “I see it as a great opportunity to be part of Ambassadors while it continues to grow. The vision with which Ambassadors wants to develop itself in the coming years is one that I share and I am enthusiastic about what we can do together. I am excited to be a member of Ambassadors’ talented team that always pushes the envelope when it comes to creating high quality work. I see Ambassadors as the next step in my career, and I am excited to see where this journey takes us.”

Halbo van der Klaauw, Founding Partner at Ambassadors adds: “Seeing how Stijn has spread his wings and gained valuable experience before returning to us after eight years fills us all with joy. With the experience that he gained as a multi-talented filmmaker and his deep understanding of the company, we know he's the perfect fit for the team. We invite his creative input, as well as his dynamic way of the production process, as he will bring us a new fresh look at our edit, vfx/online and colour pipeline. The visual effects world is changing at tremendous speeds, and Stijn is the right person to step into this new era for Ambassadors. I'm personally looking forward to working alongside him once again and can't wait to see all the amazing things we'll accomplish together.”