LOS ANGELES — Brickyard VFX Santa Monica studios (http://www.brickyardvfx.com) has added Benji Davidson to its team as VFX supervisor. His creative experience includes live action directing, creative directing and VFX supervision, and he is known for bringing highly-imaginative concepts to life from storyboard to visual delivery. Davidson joins Brickyard from MPC, where he served as VFX supervisor since 2008.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Benji to the Brickyard team,” says Steve Michaels, managing partner, Brickyard VFX. “His well-known talents as a creative force and visionary, coupled with his congenial personality, allow him to collaborate with clients and lead a team of artists with ease. He demands excellence in his storytelling work, and he’ll be a great addition to our team.”
In his career, Davidson has worked as an on-set VFX supervisor, lead 2D artist, and director, among other things. Originally born and raised in England, he got his start at commercial production company HKM/The Directors Bureau before joining MPC LA. His notable projects include Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III Seize Glory, EA Sports’ Madden NFL 16 Madden: The Movie, Samsung’s Do What You Can’t, and Super Bowl spots for Coca Cola and Acura. He also contributed to the Los Angeles Olympics bid, receiving personal praise from Mayor Eric Garcetti.
“I am excited to start a new challenge with Brickyard VFX, and look forward to working with the team,” says Davidson. “I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on quality, artistry, and a pragmatic approach to working with clients.”