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Des Carey Joins Light Iron


Des Carey

Light Iron has appointed Des Carey as VP of postproduction at its new location in Hollywood. Carey comes to Light Iron from Company 3 where he was a senior digital intermediate producer/VFX supervisor. His wide portfolio of projects includes 300, The Conspirator, Terminator: Salvation, Quantum of Solace, Watchmen, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Transformers.

Carey has had a prolific career in postproduction. He studied industrial design and engineering in Ireland. After graduation, he set his sights on the US, landing a job at Lucas Film as a film archivist, and subsequently became George Lucas’ editorial apprentice.

“It was an exciting time as the industry was just beginning to move from film to digital,” said Carey, “I was able to learn so much and experiment with model making and editorial.” His interest in digital finishing took off while working on The Empire Strikes Back special edition for its re-release in 1997. “We were doing things that no one else was doing at the time digitally.”

In 1999 he joined Tippett Studio where he was the postproduction supervisor/supervising VFX editor on projects that included The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Stepford Wives.

Carey is excited about the future of Light Iron. “Clients are returning to the independent facilities, which offer innovative solutions that make the post process fast and precise, and that increase filmmakers’ creative control over their projects, all in a more intimate work environment,” said Carey. “Light Iron is at the forefront of this new wave.”

“Des complements our team extremely well,” says Light Iron CEO Michael Cioni. “He has a great track record and understands the intricacies of running a successful digital intermediate franchise. As Light Iron continues to redefine DI, we are fortunate that Des is on our side.”

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