- VFX Supervisor
- Lead Nuke Compositor
- Senior Nuke Compositor
Wade is a VFX industry veteran with an impressive track record spanning over two decades. His expertise has been instrumental in the success of more than 80 feature films, numerous television series, commercials, music videos, and special exhibitions. Wade is a consummate creative Compositor with the chops to bring any project to final. Whether it’s invisible set extensions, fantastical light effects, destroying cities, or cleaning up production disasters, Wade delivers.
With a background in Fine Art (UCLA) and Experimental Animation (CalArts), Wade initially dove into the analog world of VFX on a historic optical printer (the precursor to today's intricate digital compositing techniques) before transitioning to node-based compositing and going on to make invaluable contributions to many iconic projects including "Elf," "The Notebook," "Blades of Glory," "Avatar," "The Hateful Eight," and "Star Wars: Episode VII."
His portfolio stands as a testament to his ability to bring imagination to life and to enhance the storytelling experience. While Wade’s strong sense of timing, composition and design elevate his VFX work above expectations, these skills also underpin compelling motion graphics and dynamic title sequences. His leadership shines through in his ability to guide and inspire his team, bringing out the best in his colleagues while fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity. His supervision is marked by a keen eye for detail, an unwavering commitment to achieving the director's vision, and a knack for problem-solving in real-time. Wade's ability to adapt to various work styles, communicate effectively, and maintain a sense of humor even in the face of challenging production demands makes him a true asset to any team.
In a fast-paced industry that demands technical excellence, creative vision, and interpersonal skills, he stands out as a unique talent. The combination of his strong creative sensibility, on-set acumen, team leadership, and amiable nature, solidify Wade as a creative force to be reckoned with in the world of VFX and beyond.