LOS ANGELES — Global VFX house Dneg (www.dneg.com) has appointed executive visual effects supervisor Bryan Godwin to its LA team. The former founder and CEO of Shade VFX has more than a hundred shows to his credit, including recent productions such as the Charlie Kaufman film, I’m Thinking of Ending Things,
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In his new role, Godwin will play a leading part in business development and client outreach in North America, as well as work with the studio’s global creative team to provide guidance, oversight and support on the development of current and upcoming projects. Godwin will also work closely with the studio’s virtual production team, which has delivered services for projects that include Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile. The service is seeing increased demand as a solution to help content creators overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on production.
“I’m very excited for this new chapter,” says Godwin. “Dneg’s global creative teams and technology infrastructure are among the best in the world, and this is a really exciting time for the industry as visual effects become an ever-more vital part of the production process. I’m looking forward to bringing Dneg’s talent and resources to my own network of filmmaking contacts, collaborating with directors and storytellers right from the beginning of their journey and throughout the filmmaking process. With access to Dneg’s global teams, we’re going to be able to do some amazing things together.”
Godwin previously ran his own visual effect business, Shade VFX, which he launched in April 2009. Operating out of offices in Santa Monica and New York City, the Shade VFX team was recognized with a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Visual Effects for its work on HBO’s Westworld (The Bicameral Mind) in 2017. Prior to setting up Shade VFX, Godwin held key positions at CafeFX, EA Chicago, Charlex and Blue Sky Studios, among others.