LOS ANGELES — Visual effects industry veteran Eric Brevig has joined digital production company Method Studios (methodstudios.com) as senior VFX supervisor and creative director. A two-time VFX Oscar nominee and Academy Award-winner for groundbreaking achievements on Total Recall, Brevig has worked with top directors, including James Cameron, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Barry Sonnenfeld. He will now work closely with fellow Method senior VFX supervisor and creative director Kevin Baillie to spearhead the studio’s virtual production and realtime VFX workflows.
“I’ve worked with Method as both a client and an employee and have watched them grow into an amazing VFX company that’s hitting critical mass, with strategic expansions in key markets worldwide to deliver top-quality work with great efficiency,” shares Brevig. “I speak the same language as the filmmakers, and look forward to bridging the gap between the high-tech achievements that happen behind the scenes and the physical realities of production, as Method continues to raise the bar for digital artistry and innovation across VFX, digital humans, real-time production, and mixed reality.”
“Eric is an accomplished artist who’s equally comfortable both on-set and in the studio, and is fluent in both filmmaking and digital VFX production,” adds Erika Burton, Method Studios’ executive VP, global features VFX. “His creative vision in VFX and experience as a film director, not to mention his longstanding relationships with the industry’s top talent, will be invaluable to the Method team as we continue to push the limits of real-time technologies across visual effects and mixed reality content.”
Brevig’s career spans three decades and over 30 feature films as VFX supervisor/second unit director, including work on the films Men in Black, Pearl Harbor, Hook and The Maze Runner. A 15-year veteran of ILM, he has consistently worked on the cutting edge of advanced filmmaking techniques, from 3D to virtual production to 8K content. His technical fluency earned him the role of director on the 2008 feature Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, the first narrative live-action feature shot entirely in digital 3D.