Visual effects and post-production design company Blockhead VFX has announced the appointment of Richard Betts as lead flame artist across its Sydney and Auckland studios.
Before the completion of his recent five-year tenure at Fin Design + Effects, Betts completed a seven-year stint at post-production facility The Mill in London.
Blockhead co-founder Stefan Coory said: “I have been wanting to work with Richie again since our days together at The Mill London and am absolutely thrilled to have him join the team.
“Not only is Mr Betts a world class talent, he may just be one of the most affable gents in the business. His portfolio speaks for itself – I feel it speaks volumes to the level of craft and passion he puts into every project.”
Blockhead has continued to quietly expand its offering to Australasia over the last few months with a number of additional hires, including senior producer Dawn Walker from Alt.vfx late last year.