Visual Effects Supervisor, DreamWorks Animation
From a career in live action visual effects and feature film, David Prescott joined DreamWorks Animation in 2008 to explore visual effects in feature animation. He is currently working on Rise of the Guardians slated for release on November 21, 2012.
Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation, David served as Visual Effect Supervisor at Digital Domain collaborating with many directors on feature films including Michael Bay’s Transformers, as well as working with Karyn Kusama on the effects and design elements for Aeon Flux.
Between projects at Digital Domain, David worked closely with the research and development teams. He designed a pre-visualization system allowing motion control model sequences to be determined prior to shooting on stage, ultimately shaving weeks off the schedule. Moving into the after-life for Vincent Ward’s What Dreams May Come, he created the first L-System tree ever to be used in visual effects. The work in the film went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects. David has earned a reputation for working closely with filmmakers to help design, create and bring new ideas to the screen.
David graduated with a BA in Graphic Design. He continues to develop his passion for art, photography and wildlife. He and his wife take every opportunity to get back to the red dirt of his native Africa and disappear into the African bush to work on their wildlife photography books.