• AeonFlux
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Batman & Robin
  • Battlefield Earth

About Me

Dave Lockwood is a visual effects compositor and on set supervisor. He has an extensive background working professionally with compositing and photo retouching software. If he is not perfecting the look of a shot, he is likely coding some tool to automate a complicated Nuke setup. When not sitting in front of a computer, he's hanging out with his wife & kids in Los Angeles, California. His other interests include biking, reading, movies, writing and web design.

Currently he is working as a freelance artist.



Visual Effects Compositor with extensive film, television and commercial experience. Feature Film at 4K, 2K, HD, and SD working in Log, Linear, HD(Rec709), Genesis (Panalog) and SRGB colorspace. Stereo conversion and compositing experience.

Reliable and self motivated - comfortable with the tight delivery deadlines typical of film projects. Able to complete shots with a minimum of supervision. Experienced working in both large scale and boutique environments.

Thorough understanding of composition, color, lighting, grain, camera lens distortion, tracking and photoreal integration.

Lighting experience and understanding of 3D working environment both in nuke and dedicated 3d packages.

Nuke gizmo and tool development using Python and TCL expressions and scripting.

Supervisory experience - have led teams of up to 15 artists on feature film and commercial projects. On set experience both as camera operator and vfx shot setup lead. Used to managing and tracking delivery schedules and deadlines. Solid problem solving and people skills.

Excellent Organizational skills - able to handle multiple projects and shots at once.

Enjoy mentoring less experienced artists.

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Work Experience

VFX Supervisor - 2004-Present

Responsible for the overall appearance and continuity of the body of work. On set to supervise proper production of needed elements. Client liason for vfx production.

Project List
The Usual (Cordova Pictures)
Off The Ledge (Cordova Pictures)
A Bright Shining Lie (Flash Film Works)
Short Film

The Dollhouse (Numenorean Films)

Freelance Compositor - 1996-Present

Responsible for constructing the final image by combining layers of previously created material. Match lighting, blacks and other color levels, add grain, motion blur, create convincing shadows and make sure elements combine together seamlessly while respecting the established style and continuity. Have a thorough understanding of the CG process and artistic skills.

Project List

Feature Film

My All American (Pixel Magic)
Cell (Lit Post)
Jupiter Ascending (Double Negative)
Sharktopus vs Pteracuda (Flat Earth Productions)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Rhythm & Hues)
Knights of Badassdom (Flat Earth Productions)
Attack of the 50' Cheerleader (Flat Earth Productions)
Wrath of the Titans (Method Studios)
Fast Five (ICO VFX)
Sucker Punch (Pixomondo)
Alice in Wonderland (Sony Imageworks)
Knights of Badassdom (Flat Earth Productions)
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (Flat Earth Productions)
Race to Witch Mountain (Furious FX)
Speed Racer (Digital Domain)
Pirates of the Carribean 3 (Digital Domain)
Meet The Robinsons (Digital Domain)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre:The Beginning (Digital Domain)
The Return of Zoom (Digital Domain)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Digital Domain)
Eight Below (Stan Winston Studios)
Aeon Flux (Digital Domain)
Stealth (Digital Domain)
Hostage (Creo Collective)
Cellular (Digital Dimension)
Blade III (Digital Dimension)
The Day After Tomorrow (Digital Domain)
Holes (Flash Film Works)
Torque (Digital Dimension)
Star Trek: Nemesis (Digital Domain)
Time Machine (Digital Domain)
Collateral Damage (Flash Film Works)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (Flash Film Works)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Digital Domain)
XMen (Digital Domain)
Red Planet (Digital Domain)
Hollow Man (Sony Imageworks)
Fight Club (Gray Matter FX)
I'll be Home for Christmas (Pinnacle)
Book Of Stars (Pinnacle)
Tale of the Mummy (Flash Film Works)
Titanic (Digital Domain)
Dante‘s Peak (Digital Domain)
Quicksilver Highway (Flash Film Works)
Wes Craven‘s New Nightmare (Flash Film Works)
The Darkening (Flash Film Works)
Batman & Robin (Flash Film Works)
It Came From Outer Space II (Flash Film Works)
Maximum Surge (Flash Film Works)
Cutthroat Island (Flash Film Works)
The Demolitionist (Flash Film Works)
DNA (Flash Film Works)

Stereo Conversion

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 ICO VFX
Fast Five ICO VFX
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 ICO VFX
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island ICO VFX
The Hangover Part II ICO VFX


Addams Family Reunion - Pilot (Saban Entertainment)
Conan - First Season (Keller Entertainment)
Sliders - selected episodes (Digital Muse)


Tron 2 (Digital Domain)
Disney “Homecoming” (Digital Domain)
Adidas “Unstoppable” (Digital Domain)
Sector Expander “SpaceWalk” (Propaganda)
Carlton Cold “Spies” (Propaganda)
Onstar Batman “Riddle me this” and “Hot Date”
Science Diet “#1 ingredient” (Gray Matter FX)
Coke “Loft Party” (Digital Domain)

Music Video

Shaquille O‘Neal “Can‘t Stop the Reign” (Planet Blue)

VFX Roto & Paint Artist - 1993-1996

excellent ability in the areas of 2D/3D tracking, roto/paint, cleanup, and object removal.

Project List

Feature Films

Dante‘s Peak (Digital Domain)
Batman & Robin (Flash Film Works)
It Came From Outer Space II (Flash Film Works)
Maximum Surge (Flash Film Works)
Cutthroat Island (Flash Film Works)
The Demolitionist (Flash Film Works)
DNA (Flash Film Works)
The Darkening (Flash Film Works)
Wes Craven‘s New Nightmare (Flash Film Works)

2nd Assistant Camera Operator - 1992-1993

exhaustive knowledge of camera equipment, film stocks and processing techniques. Including vfx specific cameras such as the Fries Mitchell MkII and VistaVision Cameras. In addtion a thorough understanding of managing and maintaining all camera department paperwork and administration.

Project List

Feature Films

The Darkening (Flash Film Works)


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