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Seasoned vfx artist Eric Brevig has joined Method Studios, a vfx company owned by Deluxe, as senior vfx supervisor and creative director.

Over a career that spans three decades, Brevig has collaborated with famed directors working on vfx-heavy projects such as James Cameron, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, and Barry Sonnenfeld. He received a Special Achievement Academy Award for his vfx work on Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall and was nominated for the Best Visual Effects Oscar in 1992 for Spielberg’s Hook and in 2002 for Bay’s Pearl Harbor.

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Brevig will report to Erika Burton, Method Studios’ evp, global features vfx, and will work closely with Method’s sr. vfx supervisor and creative director Kevin Baillie to spearhead the studio’s virtual production and real-time 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,” Brevig said of the new job. “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.”

Brevig’s three-decade career in the industry includes 15 years at George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic. Credits include over 30 features as a vfx supervisor/second unit director, including Men in Black, The Island, and The Maze Runner. In the director’s chair, Brevig was behind 2008’s action-adventure Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, which was the first narrative live-action feature shot entirely in digital 3d, and the 2010 cg-animated/live action hybrid film Yogi Bear, based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon.

Another facet of Brevig’s career is crafting immersive effects for theme park experiences like Universal Studios’ Race Through New York, which debuted in 2017, and Disney’s Honey I Shrunk the Audience and Captain EO. On the tv front, Brevig recently served as vfx supervisor for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Method Studios’ recent credits include Warner Bros. Aquaman and Tomb Raider, Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, A Wrinkle in Time, and Black Panther; and Netflix’s Okja. The company is working on a variety of upcoming titles including John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, Godzilla: King of Monsters, and Men in Black: International.

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