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Page 41 of 43 40 POST JUNE 2018 PEOPLE ANDREW BELL Long-time VFX executive Andrew Bell has joined the leadership team of Method Studios' advertising business. As senior EP/VP, advertising operations, he'll help drive day-to-day operations in the LA studio, curate talent and bring Method's capabilities to brand, agency and production company clients on the West Coast. Bell spent nearly two decades with MPC, first as a producer in London and then spearheading its initial foray into Los Angeles and following expansion and relocation as head of production and managing director. At MPC, he oversaw all operations, from bidding to building and managing the talent and client rosters. SAM DALEY Senior colorist Sam Daley has joined Deluxe's post operations in New York, where he will lead final color finishing for feature films and television. He has been a fixture of the local post community for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Deluxe, Daley spent time at Technicolor, Postworks and Tapehouse. He began his career in color at DuArt. Some of his notable recent feature credits include The Florida Project, Beirut and the upcoming Sorry to Bother You. He also finished the first season of Girls, and Season 1 of The Deuce, as well as the HBO miniseries, Show Me a Hero. DAN JUDY LA post house and software development company DigitalFilm Tree has hired Dan Judy, who joins the studio as senior colorist. Judy has been working on the TV show Roseanne, as well as on the CW's The 100 and Fox's Last Man on Earth. Prior to DigitalFilm Tree, Judy spent almost 20 years at Modern VideoFilm, working on such popular shows such as Walker Texas Ranger, Smallville and The Walking Dead. He began his career at Century 3 in Orlando, FL, and worked on Swamp Thing, Super Force and The Adventures of Superboy. GRANT WALKER, AHMED GHARRAPH Framestore has promoted Grant Walker (photo, left) and Ahmed Gharraph (pho- to, right) to joint heads of CG in its London facility. The appointment marks the return of Ahmed Gharraph to Framestore after a two-year stint at ILM, where he was lead VFX artist on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His advertising credits include work as CG supervisor on Mog's Christmas Calamity, Sainsbury's 2015 festive campaign and the Shell V-Power Shapeshifter project. Walker joined Framestore in 2009 where he worked across film, advertising and television, as a CG artist with campaigns that include the VES-nominated Freesat's Sheldon; Framestore's digital recreation of Audrey Hepburn in Galaxy's 2013 campaign Chauffeur, for AMV BBDO and most recently, BAFTA- nominated for his creature work in the Black Mirror episode, "Playtest." ERIC HARDING, DYLAN GREISS New York's DuArt Media Services has added senior re-recording mixer, Eric Harding (photo, left), and workflow specialist/ systems support, Dylan Greiss (photo, right), to its team. Harding has been a sound designer and mixer at Broadway Video for the last seven years, working on a range of reality TV shows, commercials, documentaries and Web content in 5.1 surround and stereo formats. His credits include Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Potomac and The Business of Life. Greiss managed technology and post production services at Story Culture, LLC, and provided edit support on all ongoing productions and development projects for Back Roads Entertainment and Ish Entertainment. CHRISTIAN IRLES, JOERN GROSSHANS VFX studio Image Engine has appointed VFX super- visors Christian Irles (photo, left) and Joern Grosshans (photo, right) to its Vancouver headquarters. Irles is a VFX supervisor with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He joins Image Engine from partner company Cinesite, where he completed work on the adaptation of the Assassin's Creed video game and the upcom- ing Mary Poppins Returns. Previously, Irles worked for MPC in its London, Vancouver and Montreal studios, delivering work on projects such as The Golden Compass, Poseidon and Into the Woods. Grosshans is an Emmy- and VES Award-winning visual effects supervisor with 14 years experience in the industry who has supervised titles such as Independence Day: Resurgence, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Hugo. He has also acted as visual effects supervisor on six seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones. STEVE GARRAD Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. has named Steve Garrad head of its Vancouver studio, overseeing day-to-day operations for its global vi- sual effects company Method Studios and TV post/ VFX brand Encore. Garrad brings two decades of experience and production know-how to the studio, joining most recently from a role as VFX producer for Warner Bros. on the upcoming feature The Meg. Previously, he was execu- tive VFX producer at Double Negative, where he was the company's first em- ployee in Vancouver and was instrumental in building and crewing the facility from the ground up over two years. POST MAGAZINE (ISSN 0891-5628) is published monthly by Post,LLC, a COP Communications company, 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204. Subscription rates: $63 for one year in the United States & Possessions; $94 for one year in Canada and Mexico; all other countries $133 for one year. For air-expedited service, include an additional $75 per order annually. Single copies (prepaid only): $16 in the United States; $32 in Canada and Mexico; $47 all other countries. Back issues, if available, are $32 for the U.S. & Possessions; $63 for Canada and Mexico; $94 for all other countries. 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