Among the invitees to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this week are several of the aces at Deluxe’s creative brands. Get to know the people from Deluxe tapped to join the renowned organization. Congrats to all this year’s invitees on joining this illustrious group!
Claire McGrane, Director of Operations at Deluxe’s London post house
Claire has worked in the post industry for over 20 years, on everything from Band of Brothers to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. She joined Deluxe in 2014, overseeing the post operations for our London offices.
Erika Burton, EVP Global Features VFX, Method Studios
Erika has led VFX and animation production at world-class companies for over 25 years, overseeing teams whose work included VFX Academy Award ®-winning Life of Pi and Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Also a member of the PGA and VES, she joined Method Studios, Deluxe’s award-winning global VFX studio, in 2017 to lead all aspects of its feature film business.
Greg Steele, VFX Supervisor, Method Studios
Greg has worked in the visual effects industry for over a decade, bringing his talents to Academy Award ®-nominated features like Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man to the biggest superhero films ever made. He joined Deluxe’s Method Studios in 2013.
Daryl Sawchuk, VFX Supervisor, Method Studios
Bringing his animation and pre-vis talents to blockbuster movies for over a decade, Daryl has led teams working on visually stunning films including Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Academy Award ®-winning Life of Pi. Since joining Deluxe’s Method Studios in 2016, he has worked on VFX Academy Award®-nominated films including Doctor Strange and the upcoming Godzilla. You can catch him taking fans through Method’s work on Black Panther on Wired.