Shade VFX announced that it has hired visual effects supervisor Everett Burrell. Burrell will work on feature film and television projects in both of Shade’s locations – Los Angeles and New York. Burrell previously worked at LOOK Effects.
“We’re so proud and excited to have a visual effects supervisor of Everett’s caliber join our team,” said Shade VFX CEO Bryan Godwin. “I’ve long been a fan of Everett’s work and it’s fantastic to have a supervisor of his stature and known passion for visual effects be a part of our company. His talent, creativity and on-set supervision experience and production skills will be a gigantic plus for both our clients and our artistic team.”
“When I was approached by Bryan to join shade VFX, I knew this would be a great fit,” said Burrell. “Bryan and his team have been doing all the right things to grow a dynamic and solid company during these challenging times in the visual effects industry. They’re well equipped to take on a level of VFX and animation that rivals many larger effects studios.”
Burrell has more than 25 years of experience in both digital and practical effects. Having begun his career working with Stan Winston, Greg Cannom and Rick Baker in practical creature and makeup effects, Burrell went on to form his own company, Optic Nerve, with John Vulich. There he worked with George Romero on The Dark Hall and on the remake of Night of the Living Dead with Tom Savini. Burrell went on to contribute to Babylon 5, for which he received an Emmy, and then began using his digital skills on other television shows including Hercules, Ally McBeal, Charmed and Dune.
In 2003, Burrell joined Café FX. His credits there included Blade III, Sin City, Hellboy, The Mist and Pan’s Labyrinth. In 2007 Burrell became an independent visual effects supervisor and his recent credits include Max Payne, Battle Los Angeles, Prometheus, Warm Bodies, A Good Day to Die Hard and Fury.
Burrell will join Shade VFX on its current production slate, which includes Poltergeist for MGM, 22 Jump Street for Sony, McFarland for Disney, Max Steel for Dolphin Entertainment and Annie for Sony. In television, Shade LA is in production on the upcoming mini-series Olive Kitteridge for HBO/Playtone, and a D.J. Caruso project in the New York facility.