Industrial Light & Magic – currently celebrating its 40th anniversary – today announced that BAFTA-winning visual effects supervisor David Vickery has joined its expanding London studio. Vickery recently served as production VFX supervisor on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
In addition to supervising effects work, Vickery will also provide creative oversight on the studio’s other projects, while creative director Ben Morris takes on Star Wars Episode VIII as production visual effects supervisor.
Commenting on the appointment, Morris said:
“We have a number of exciting projects in the works and David is a creative problem solver with a great eye, both of which I know will benefit our clients and the studio immensely.”
ILM Head of Studio, Sam Mercer added:
“David has a stellar reputation amongst filmmakers and the visual effects community at large and I know he is going to be a strong addition to our global creative team and bring a unique perspective to his new role in London.”
David Vickery remarked:
“We’ve all grown up being inspired by the fantastic effects created by Industrial Light & Magic, but to be able to work alongside the people that create those visions is such an honour and an exciting prospect for me. Oh, and my first-born son’s middle name is Indiana. I need say no more.”
Vickery, who joins ILM after a 13-year stint at Double Negative, has been interviewed several times by Cinefex, most recently for the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation article in our current issue. Go behind the scenes on some of his previous feature credits by delving into our back catalogue:
- Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Cinefex 143
- Jupiter Ascending – Cinefex 141
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Cinefex 127
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Cinefex 124
- The Dark Knight – Cinefex 115
- Cloverfield – Cinefex 113
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Cinefex 111
- Industrial Light & Magic
- Double Negative
- David Vickery at IMDb
Image courtesy of Mark Osborne Photography / Industrial Light & Magic.