Visual Effects Supervisor
Sony Pictures Imageworks
David Smith is a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, currently supervising the upcoming computer-animated comedy STORKS for Warner Animation Group. The film is directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland and stars the voices of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
Previously, Smith served as digital effects supervisor on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, directed by Marc Webb.
Smith has worked on multiple Academy Award®-nominated features including: THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (2006 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), HOLLOW MAN (2000 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), STUART LITTLE (1999 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), STARSHIP TROOPERS (1998 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects).
During his time at Imageworks, Smith has worked on many other films including: EAGLE EYE, I AM LEGEND, GREEN LANTERN, CATS AND DOGS 2, BEOWULF, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE and GODZILLA.
Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film from San Diego State University. He began his entertainment career as a runner at Boss Film Studios in 1991. While working in the Boss purchasing department, Smith offered to also work nights and mornings in the rapidly expanding CGI department. Smith quickly moved up to senior technical director working on such features as SPECIES and OUTBREAK and animating on the theme park ride "Scuba Dog." He was promoted to scene supervisor for MULTIPLICITY, creating on-set pre-visualization and leading a team of compositors to complete the effects work.
David has been a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences since 2013.
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