Brian Sales

Brian Sales

Senior Digital Compositor / 14 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Compositing Supervisor

Star Trek: Picard (2020)

Compositor

Star Trek: Short Treks (2018)

Digital Compositor

Instant Family (2018)

Intro

visual effects senior compositor

Stranger Things (2016)

Senior Compositor

Mile 22 (2018)

visual effects senior compositor

Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Sr. Compositor

The fate of the furious (2017)

Motion Graphics Compositor

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Compositing Supervisor

True Detective (2014)

Compositing Supervisor

Sleepy Hollow (2013)

Compositing Supervisor

Black Sails (2014)

Visual Effects

The Mountain and the Viper (2014)

Compositing Supervisor

Inherent Vice (2015)

Compositing Supervisor

The Sea of Trees (2016)

Compositing Supervisor

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Compositing Supervisor

Game of Thrones (2011)

Compositing Supervisor

White House Down (2013)

Compositor

Likeness (2013)

Compositing Supervisor

Life of Pi (2012)

Compositing Supervisor

Boardwalk Empire (2010)

Compositing Supervisor

Identity Thief (2013)

Compositing Supervisor

Gangster Squad (2013)

Compositing Supervisor

Savages (2012)

Compositing Supervisor

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Lead Compositor

Water for Elephants (2011)

Compositor

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Compositor

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Digital Compositor

The Pacific (2010)

Compositor

The Road (2018)

Compositor

The Way Back (2011)

Compositor

Creation (2010)

Visual Effects

Four Christmases (2008)

Compositor

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Visual Effects

The Key to Reserva (2007)

Work History
  • Compositing Supervisor

    Crafty Apes

    October 2019 - December 2020
    El Segundo, CA
  • Sr. Compositor

    Pixomondo

    July 2019 - October 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Senior Compositor

    Netflix

    August 2018 - June 2019
  • Compositor

    Zero VFX

    June 2018 - July 2018
  • compsitor

    FuseFX

    April 2018 - May 2018
    Sherman Oaks, CA

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  • digital compositor

    Eight VFX

    March 2018 - April 2018
    Santa Monica, California, US
  • Sr Compositor

    Big Block

    February 2018 - March 2018
  • Sr. Compositor

    Cantina Creative

    October 2017 - February 2018
  • digital compositor

    Entity FX

    August 2017 - October 2017
  • nuke compositor

    Psyop

    July 2017 - August 2017
  • nuke compositor

    Big Block

    June 2017 - July 2017
  • In-House VFX Artist

    20th Century Fox

    May 2017 - June 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Compositor

    Cantina Creative

    October 2016 - May 2017

    VFX work on "Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious" and "SpiderMan: Homecoming"

  • Compositor

    Zoic Studios

    September 2016 - October 2016
  • Compositor

    Digital Domain

    August 2016 - September 2016
  • Nuke Compositor

    Blur Studio

    February 2016 - June 2016

    Compositing on a high profile game commercial and a feature film.

  • Motion Graphics Compositor

    Kelvin Optical

    November 2015 - December 2015

    Integration of motion graphics elements into final shots.

  • Compositing Supervisor / Technical Director

    Crazy Horse Effects

    July 2008 - November 2015

    Comp Supervisor / Compositor and T.D. on several feature films and cable TV series. Working with a very experienced team of artists, producers and matte painters to primarily create "invisible effects" for projects.

  • Member

    Visual Effects Society

    May 2013 - Present
  • AfterFX Compositor

    Entity FX

    April 2008 - July 2008

    Compositor on "The X-Files: I Want to Believe." Completed 35 shots on the release cut of the feature film and was asked to continue on to work on additional shots for the director's cut that will be released on DVD. I completed eight additional shots for the extended version. I worked closely with the 3D artists and the supervisor (Mat Beck) on a variety of shots mostly involving adjusting weather (adding snow, removing snow) and clean up work (painting out footprints, monitor replacement, etc.)

  • Freelance FX Compositor

    Allucinari

    October 2007 - April 2008

    Producing numerous effects for an ongoing martial-arts themed children's show. Effects include dramatic transforms into and out of costume, characters passing into and out of solid materials, and stylized energy glows.

  • After Effects Compositor

    Entity FX

    March 2008 - March 2008

    Compositing and Roto work on feature film "Superhero Movie."

  • VFX Compositor

    The Syndicate

    October 2007 - November 2007

    Intense two week job as a freelance compositor on a Martin Scorsese directed short. Composited shots and created stitched photographic backgrounds for a Hitchcock themed seven minute murder mystery.
    Composited a moving shot back from the stage through the audience of Carnegie Hall. This combined an orchestra shot on green screen, a 3D environment and may 3D cards for audience members. Also, replaced and matched backgrounds on two additional shots.

Education
  • Emerson College

    1987 - 1991