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Encore Hollywood Brings on VFX Whiz Black

Emmy-winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Flame artist R. Edward Black, whose skills include on-set visual effects supervision, compositing, visual effects production, graphic design and animation, has joined Encore Hollywood. Black will join the visual effects team working on the television series HOUSE, and will also be available for other television, feature film, commercial and music video assignments.

Black has previously collaborated with Encore Hollywood, most recently on music videos for Mariah Carey and Stone Sour. He's worked with many of the top visual-effects studios and post houses in Hollywood, and his feature film credits include THE ADVENTURES OF SHARK BOY AND LAVA GIRL IN 3D and THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (both via RIOT).

Additionally, Black served as Visual Effects Supervisor on the Fox series GET REAL and the USA Networks series MANHATTAN AZ. In 2003, he was part of a team that won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or Special for the Sci-Fi Channel's CHILDREN OF DUNE. He is also the recipient of an International Monitor Award for THE JOURNEY OF ALLEN STRANGE -- THE ARRIVAL and a Joey Award for the documentary THE MAGIC OF BOEING.

Black began his career as an assistant editor with Richard Clark Editorial. He later joined Adventure Film & Tape and Zoo Production Services, where he became involved in visual-effects work via Flame and Flint platforms. He also held a staff post as a Visual Effects Artist and Graphic Designer at Laser-Pacific in Hollywood before going freelance in 1999.