Effects Technical Director, Weta Digital
Brandon Davis joined Weta Digital at the start of 2011 to work on X-Men: First Class. Since then, he has worked on films including The Adventures of Tintin where he was one of the first artists to use Weta’s in-house simulation toolset, Synapse, to create complex water effects. He later worked on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - again using Synapse to create dozens of interactive dust elements.
As an Effects Technical Director Brandon uses simulation tools to create water, smoke, fire, and similar effects.
Brandon was born in San Francisco but grew up in Marin County, just down the street from Skywalker Ranch. Prior to Weta Digital he worked at a number of studios in California - including Digital Domain, where he worked on The Day After Tomorrow and Speed Racer. At Digital Domain, Brandon became heavily involved with their in-house fluid and volumetric toolset Storm. While doing water effects for Flags of Our Fathers he also served as Digital Domain's in-house military advisor.
Brandon is currently working on Man of Steel and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY — Effects Technical Director
(In production) Director: Peter Jackson (Warner Brothers)
MAN OF STEEL — Effects Technical Director
(In production) Director: Zack Snyder (Warner Brothers)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER — Effects Technical Director
(2012) Director: Timur Bekmambetov (20th Century Fox)
THE AVENGERS — Effects Technical Director
(2012) Director: Joss Whedon (Marvel)
THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN — Water Technical Director
(2011) Director: Steven Spielberg (Paramount Films)
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS — Effects Technical Director
(2011) Director: Matthew Vaughn (20th Century Fox)
SPEED RACER – Effects Lead
(2008) Director: The Wachowski Brothers (Warner Brothers)
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW — Effects Animator, Lead CG Artist
(2004) Director: Roland Emmerich (20th Century Fox)