— VFX veteran formerly executive producer at Image Metrics and Digital Domain —
Visual effects company Method Studios announced today that it has brought VFX veteran Patrick Davenport on board as Vice President of Operations at its Santa Monica location, where he will be responsible for overseeing Methodâ€™s facilities in both Los Angeles and New York.
â€œThere is a lot happening at Method right now, and we are thrilled to have Patrick join our team to help steer new initiatives,â€? commented Gabby Gourrier, Senior Executive Producer, Method. â€œHaving produced visual effects for both commercials and features, Patrick has unique experience and perspective that make him an ideal choice to manage Methodâ€™s technical pipeline.â€?
Originally from the UK, Davenport brings nearly two decades of visual effects experience to his position at Method. Prior to joining Method, Davenport served as Executive Producer at Image Metrics, where he worked on features such as â€œThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button,â€? and introduced the companyâ€™s proprietary performance-driven facial animation into VFX and animation markets globally. Davenportâ€™s VFX experience in the US started with Digital Domain, where he was initially hired as Director of Digital Operations before being promoted to Executive Producer of Digital Domainâ€™s commercial division in 2001. Davenport began his visual effects career at The Moving Picture Company in London, where he first joined the VFX department as a producer before being promoted to Director of VFX in 1995.
â€œI am incredibly pleased to be joining Method Studios at this point in its evolution,â€? said Davenport. â€œMethodâ€™s facilities on both coasts house a very robust pipeline and a fantastic team of VFX artists, and with a full slate of upcoming feature and commercial projects, Iâ€™m very much looking forward to the challenges ahead.â€?
About Method Studios
Based in Santa Monica, California, Method is an artist-driven visual effects studio specializing in the production of digital imagery for commercials, music videos and feature films.