Brian Sales

Brian Sales

Senior Digital Compositor / 11 yrs

Los Angeles, CA

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Compositing Supervisor

The Sea of Trees (2016)

Compositor

Likeness (2013)

Compositor

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Digital Compositor

The Pacific (2010)

Compositor

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

Visual Effects

The Key to Reserva (2007)

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)

Compositing Supervisor

Inherent Vice (2015)

Compositing Supervisor

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Compositing Supervisor

Game of Thrones (2011)

Compositing Supervisor

White House Down (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

Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Compositor

The Road (2009)

Compositor

The Way Back (2011)

Compositor

Creation (2010)

Visual Effects

Four Christmases (2008)

Work History
  • October 2017 - January 2018

    Sr. Compositor

    Cantina Creative

  • August 2017 - October 2017

    digital compositor

    Entity FX

  • July 2017 - August 2017

    nuke compositor

    Psyop

  • June 2017 - July 2017

    nuke compositor

    Big Block

  • May 2017 - June 2017

    In-House VFX Artist

    20th Century Fox

  • October 2016 - May 2017

    Compositor

    Cantina Creative

    VFX work on "Fast 8: The Fate of the Furious" and "SpiderMan: Homecoming"
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  • September 2016 - October 2016

    Compositor

    Zoic Studios

  • August 2016 - September 2016

    Compositor

    Digital Domain

  • February 2016 - June 2016

    Nuke Compositor

    Blur Studio

    Compositing on a high profile game commercial and a feature film.
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  • November 2015 - December 2015

    Motion Graphics Compositor

    Kelvin Optical

    Integration of motion graphics elements into final shots.
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  • July 2008 - November 2015

    Compositing Supervisor / Technical Director

    Crazy Horse Effects

    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.
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  • May 2013 - Present

    Member

    Visual Effects Society

  • April 2008 - July 2008

    AfterFX Compositor

    Entity FX

    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.)
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  • October 2007 - April 2008

    Freelance FX Compositor

    Allucinari

    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.
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  • March 2008 - March 2008

    After Effects Compositor

    Entity FX

    Compositing and Roto work on feature film "Superhero Movie."
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  • October 2007 - November 2007

    VFX Compositor

    The Syndicate

    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.
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Education
  • Emerson College

    1987 - 1991