Supervisor Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor
/ 20 yrs
Dave is a highly regarded Creative Director and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor with a 25-year career and credits on over 40 features.
The Australian native got his start as a Flame Artist, advancing as a Compositor for a decade before co-founding Fuel VFX in Sydney, Australia. He spent more than 12 years at the studio building its reputation for excellence and leading teams as a VFX Supervisor on more than a dozen features including Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia', Captain America: The First Avenger, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and more. After Fuel was acquired by Animal Logic in 2012, Dave carried on in his role as VFX Supervisor on the film Unbroken.
In 2015 Dave made the move to Vancouver, Canada in order to join Image Engine in the roll of VFX Supervisor on projects such as Point Break, Power Rangers, Thor: Ragnarok, and Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom. After completing those projects, Dave went onto the Lionsgate’s feature "Kin" as the show’s Overall Production VFX Supervisor.
Dave made the shift to Method studios in 2018 where he delivered over 600 shots on James Mangold's "Ford V. Ferrari" for Twentieth Century Fox and "The Kitchen" for New Line Cinema. Dave finished the year 2020 as the show's Production VFX Supervisor on the upcoming Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer's film "Thunder Force", for Netflix.
In January 2021, Dave set off to join Crafty Apes as their new Creative Director and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor.
Dave is a member of the Visual Effects Society and was formerly a Board Member of its Australian chapter.
AEC (Audio Education Centre)
1993 - 1993
School of Visual Arts, Sydney, Australia
1991 - 1992
1982 - 1991