Award-winning vfx operator Adam Watson, whose CV includes stints on Oscar-nominated feature films MOULIN ROUGE and THE MATRIX, is joining Rushes expanding VFX department.
Watson joins the team headed up by Paul Hannaford. Further, he joins at an opportune time for Rushes, following its recent multi-million pound investment on new kit, suites and talent.
Immediately after graduating from Sydney Australias Institute of Technology in 2000 with a design degree, Watson was snapped up by top post-production facility Animal Logic. He later joined Digital Pictures in 2004 before his work brought him to London.
As well as working as a vfx artist on a whole array of projects, including a number of high-profile feature films and numerous promos and broadcast projects, Watsons commercial credits include advertisements for Visa, Mercedes and Kelloggs. He was also integral in the re-branding of SBS Australia and TV2 in New Zealand, both of which won Promax awards.
He has also proved himself to be a very capable director. This skill is an invaluable asset to Watson, who believes that being able to see a directors vision from both sides has helped him no end in being able to envisage a directors request and then finding the best and most innovative creative solutions for attaining that vision through the art of vfx.
"I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work at one of Londons top post production facilities, Watson said. Rushes has some of the most advanced kit around and some of the finest vfx artists now I just want to get stuck into some seriously exciting and challenging projects.
Added Hannaford, Great post companies need fantastic creative talent. Thats what Adam is We needed to expand our team thats vital with whats going on here at the moment and Adam fits. These are invigorating times at Rushes."
Rushes (www.rushes.co.uk) is one of the worlds leading visual effects and post-production houses, and has built a reputation for creativity and excellence from its start in 1977. Located in Soho, the heart of Londons film and television district with a talented staff of 80, many with international industry experience and utilizing the most comprehensive lineup of top-end post-production technology in London.
Rushes organizes and runs the acclaimed Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival. It is a cool, creative and relaxed annual event where the work of both established filmmakers and newcomers is viewed and judged on a completely level platform.