Digital studio Reel FX, Dallas and Santa Monica, has added
Chris Collins as editor. The voiceover artist and
photography devotee has cut spots for Jeep, Ram, GameStop, Hasbro,
T.G.I. Friday's, Salvation Army and Tostitos. He has most recently
edited for The Richards Group, Moroch, D3 and Mary
Michigan native Collins was an assistant editor at Renaissance
Television and Film at 3008, then became an editor.
Method Studios has added new hires in Los
Angeles and New York. Supervising Art Director and Head of Art
Department Olivier Pron joined from the studio's
London office, where he led pre-production visuals for "Iron Man
3," "Cloud Atlas" and "Guardians of the Galaxy." Prior to Method,
he held senior level creative and design posts at MPC and Buf.
Commercials VFX Supervisor and Creative Director Jesse
Bradstreet has extensive experience in commercial VFX and
comes to Method from Sydney, where he worked on Pepsi, Samsung and Vodafone.
He began his VFX career as an animator on "X-Men" and later as a
VFX supervisor and director at Prodigy Films and Animal Logic.
Commercials VFX Supervisor James Rogers, also
from the Sydney office, has been a VFX supervisor for features
including "Gods of Egypt," "The Wolverine" and Target's "Holiday
Odyssey" campaign for 72andSunny.
Prior to joining Method, Animation Supervisor Daryl
Sawchuk was head of animation for MPC in Vancouver. His
credits include "Life of Pi," "Edge of Tomorrow" and "Man of
Steel," and he was animation director for a Paramount feature film
to be released in 2017. His animated feature credits include
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," "Everyone's Hero," and "The
Animation Supervisor Tim Ranck worked on "Iron
Man 3," "I, Robot" and "Real Steel." He is experienced in motion
capture direction and developing animation pipelines. He worked on
film, video game and commercial projects at Digital Domain, Sony Pictures Imageworks,
Zoic Studios, Psyop, and Blur Studio.
VFX Supervisor Gong Myung Lee was previously
VFX supervisor/head of CG at Mr. X Gotham, and had supervising
roles at The Mill and Charlex. Credits include Ang Lee's "Billy
Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," "Zoolander 2" and "The Finest Hours,"
and TV series "The Strain," "Vikings," "Narcos" and "Marco Polo."
Lee has also taught lighting and compositing as an adjunct
professor at the school of visual arts.