VFX man Jay Hawkins relocates to Method Sydney

VFX supervisor and flame artist Jay Hawkins has moved to Method in Sydney from New York.

The release:

SYDNEY — 16 Sept. 2014 —Flame artist and VFX supervisor Jay Hawkins has joined Method at its Walsh Bay studio here after moving from Method’s facility in New York, where he has worked on award-winning commercial projects for DirecTV, GE, Verizon, Pepsi and others.

His move represents a return Down Under.

“I’m extremely excited to be back in Australia with Method Studios and returning to the Australian market, with the unique set of storytelling opportunities it presents,” Hawkins said. “I can’t think of a better way to reconnect with old faces than by crafting great stories together.”

Said Andrew Shostak, head of commercials, Asia Pacific: “Jay is at the top of his game and is highly regarded the world over. We feel privileged to introduce Jay and his talent to our clients and our team.”

Originally from Long Island, Hawkins started his career in editorial and visual effects in the New York market in the 1990s before moving to a position with Animal Logic in Sydney. There he worked on a number of high-profile films such as “300,” “Happy Feet” and “Australia,” and also worked on commercials for Aucra, Nike, Coca-Cola and others before taking a post at Method in New York.

Source: Deluxe press release


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