David Vickery joined Industrial Light & Magic’s London studio in 2015 as a Visual Effects Supervisor. In addition to supervising effects work, Vickery is also providing creative oversight for the studio’s other projects, while studio Creative Director, Ben Morris, takes on Star Wars Episode VIII as Production Visual Effects Supervisor.
Prior to joining ILM, Vickery served as the Production Visual Effects Supervisor on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which opened July 31st. He is well known for his work as a Visual Effects Supervisor on films such as Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2, Fast & Furious 6 and Jupiter Ascending. His work has been recognized with an Academy Award® nomination and the 2012 BAFTA Award for Special Visual Effects for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in addition to numerous Visual Effects Society Award nominations and wins.
Having strong ties to the visual effects community in London, Vickery formerly sat as Co-Chair on the UK board of the Visual Effects Society and is a member of BAFTA. After completing a Degree in Industrial Design at De-Montfort University Vickery went on to receive an MA in Digital Moving Image from London Metropolitan University.