dave morley

dave morley

Supervisor Creative Director/Senior VFX Supervisor / 20 yrs

Vancouver, Canada

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Visual Effects Supervisor

Thunder Force (2021)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Kitchen (2019) (2019)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Power Rangers (2017)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Tree (2017)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Point Break (2015)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Rover (2014)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Cryo (2012)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Square (2009)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rogue (2008)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Gabriel (2008)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Like Minds (2007)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Marine (2006)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Candy (2006)

Supervising Compositor

See No Evil (2006)

Compositor

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Compositing Supervisor

The Night We Called It a Day (2005)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Illustrated Family Doctor (2005)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Danny Deckchair (2004)

Senior Compositor

Rabbit Proof Fence (2003)

Additional Visual Effects Supervisor / Senior Compositor

Dirty Deeds (2003)

Senior Compositor

Garage Days (2003)

Senior Compositor

Solarmax (2000)

Senior Compositor / Visual Effects / Visual Effects Artist

Farscape (1999)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kin

Visual Effects Supervisor / Founder

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

VFX Supervisor, Animal logic

Unbroken (2014)

VFX Supervisor

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Visual Effects Supervisor / Founder

The Spirit (2008)

Visual Effects Supervisor / Founder

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012)

Visual Effects Supervisor / Founder

Australia (2008)

Senior Inferno Artist

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rogue (2013)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Condemned (1970)

Supervising Compositor

4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)

Senior Compositor

Riverworld (2010)

Visual Effects Supervisor

Hating Alison Ashley (2005)

Supervising Compositor

Love's Brother (2004)

Visual Effects Supervisor

The Rage in Placid Lake (2004)

Visual Effects Supervisor / Founder

The Clinic (2018)

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.
Work History
  • Creative director/Senior VFX Supervisor

    Crafty Apes

    January 2021 - Present
    Vancouver, Canada
  • VFX Supervisor

    Method Studios

    April 2018 - December 2020
    Vancouver, Canada
  • VFX supervisor

    Image Engine

    January 2015 - April 2018
  • VFX Supervisor

    Animal Logic

    August 2012 - December 2014

    2014 Unbroken (visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX)
    2013 The Rover (visual effects supervisor)
    2013 Iron Man 3 (Uncredited Sequence Supervisor)

  • Visual Effects Supervisor / Founder

    Fuel VFX

    November 2000 - May 2014

    2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX)
    2011 Cryo (visual effects supervisor)
    2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX)
    2010 Tomorrow, When the War Began (visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX)
    2010 The Tree (visual effects supervisor)
    2010 The Clinic (visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX)
    2008 The Spirit (visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX)
    2008 Australia (visual effects supervisor: Fuel VFX)
    2008 The Square (visual effects supervisor)

  • Australian Board member

    Visual Effects Society

    2010 - 2011
  • Senior Inferno Artist

    Animal Logic

    2000 - 2001

    2001 Moulin Rouge! (Senior Inferno Artist: Animal Logic)

  • Flame Artist

    Garner McLennan Design

    1993 - 1999
Education
  • AEC (Audio Education Centre)

    1993 - 1993
  • School of Visual Arts, Sydney, Australia

    1991 - 1992
  • Newington College

    1982 - 1991