Emmy Award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor David W. Reynolds has joined the creative team at BREAK+ENTER. A 20-year industry veteran, Reynolds brings top-level experience across features, television, and advertising, including such notable projects as Boardwalk Empire, The Get Down, Jessica Jones, Joker, and The Tick.
In his new role, Reynolds will oversee film and television visual effects from inception through delivery, supervise teams of artists, and provide on-set VFX supervision. His experience on high-profile projects is an asset to BREAK+ENTER, as are his leadership skills and creative vision.
“David has a wonderful reputation as an artist and supervisor of the first rank. He brings a proven ability to tackle any challenge, meet impossible deadlines and deliver inspired, world-class visuals. We’re delighted to have him,” said Camille Geier, Managing Director/Executive Producer at BREAK+ENTER.
Reynolds is well known to other senior staff at his new workplace, including visual effects supervisors Ari Rubenstein and Gabriel Regentin, with whom he has frequently collaborated in the past.
“I couldn’t be happier to have David on our team. He not only brings a wealth of skills and experience, but also a rare personality and character,” Rubenstein said in a statement.
Regentin agreed, noting that Reynolds will make an immediate impact and help BREAK+ENTER manage its growing roster of projects.
“David knows the business from the ground up,” added Regentin. “That means everything to a boutique studio like ours where we strive to deliver customized, creative solutions to a wide gamut of clients.”
A product of New York’s School of Visual Art, Reynolds got his start as a compositor at Spontaneous Combustion. He went on to work as a Flame/Inferno artist at many New York shops. In a key early project, he served as a Nuke finishing compositor on the animated film Ice Age 3 through Blue Sky Studios. He earned his first credit as a compositing supervisor at Brainstorm Digital on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. He went on to win an Emmy Award and two Visual Effects Society Awards for his work on the gangster show.
Reynolds spent nearly four years at FuseFX, New York. As visual effects supervisor and head of 2D, his credits there included The Tick, Madame Secretary, FBI, and Pose. For the past several years, he has worked as a freelance VFX supervisor on projects including the Starz series Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, and compositing supervisor on the HBO series Mare of Easttown.
“It’s the perfect situation for me,” Reynolds said of joining BREAK+ENTER. “It’s an opportunity to take ownership of projects from the script to final. I enjoy supervising artists in studio settings, and I also enjoy collaborating with directors and other production staff on sets. It’s very exciting to enter a situation that offers both components as part of an exceptional team.”
It sure sounds like Reynolds is happy to have found a new home at BREAK+ENTER.