VFX Artist of the Month – Dave Morley

ProductionHUB | September 27, 2016 | Original Article

Image Engine’s Dave Morley began his career in VFX more than 20 years ago when he started out as a flame compositor in Sydney, Australia. He has worked on projects such as Point Break, Unbroken and the upcoming Power Rangers film.

Q Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

A I’ve been working in VFX for more than 23 years now – I still feel as passionate about it today as the day I started. Unlike when I started, however, I’m very grateful night shift isn’t required anymore! (Except for a few odd occasions!). I’m a lover of photography and try to shoot as much as I can.

Q What got you interested in the industry?

A 3d studio and a VHS tape of PIXAR’s Luxo Jr was the catalyst for me to realise that this is what I wanted to do! Before that, I’d always been a big film nerd. I was grounded for a whole summer holidays once when I was still at school (that’s a story I won’t share!) and was confined to the house. I had two months of housebound activities to come up with. Of course being the fool I was, I decided that watching movies was the best way to pass the time. I would sneak to the video store after my parents went to work and rent the five movies in their special deal almost daily. Needless to say, I think I watched everything in that video store in one summer. I wasn’t picky, if it was on the shelf, it end up in my VHS player.

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