HEAD OF CG / VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR / CREATIVE DIRECTOR / COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
David J. Blumenfeld
I'm currently the Head of CG for Brickyard VFX, as well as one of their VFX Supervisors, Creative Directors, and Commercial Directors. After over a decade in this role, I've developed a lean, powerful, extremely nimble department capable of producing all manner of visual effects, graphics, and animation for a wide variety of production styles and formats. As an on-set supervisor and creative director, I am able to combine my wide knowledge of still and motion photography and set production experience to plan, prep, execute, and shoot all manner of footage and data acquisition, obtaining everything necessary to properly complete post production through final delivery. I am well versed in stop motion photography and animation of both inanimate and live subjects, and my technical as well as artistic and musical background, combined with strong writing, project and business management, and communication skills allows me to design and conceptualize projects as well as perform other tasks such as audio sound fx and music composition, non-linear editing and compositing, and much more.
Prior to BrickyardVFX, I spent nearly three years each at large studios including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Digital Domain, and Walt Disney Feature Animation, where my time spent on large scale feature production in both traditional 2d and 3d animation as well as live action visual effects rounded out my knowledge base for this type of work. If you're up for a read, continue on to find out how I got started in this exciting business and the interesting, unique path that got me where I am today.
Allow me to introduce myself and give a brief overview of my current skillset and day-to-day responsibilities. If you are interested in finding out more about the path I have taken and joining me on a trip down memory lane, continue on below to read my personal making-of.