VFX Supervisor
Crafty Apes VFX


Danny S Kim

Danny Kim is a Global Freelance VFX Supervisor / Creative Director / Producer who’s been working in the VFX industry since 1997. Throughout the 25 years of his career, he has participated in numerous Hollywood, Chinese, and Korean projects.
Based on his long experience and professional knowledge, he can provide effective and creative solutions regarding any problems in the VFX process, from pre-production to post-production.

Danny recently returned from China after finishing last year’s major Chinese blockbuster, ‘The Battle at Lake Changjin (⻓津湖)’. During his 8 months stay, he worked directly under director Dante Lam. Supervising entire VFX pipeline from previz to on-set to final delivery. It was a very demanding project mentally and physically due to tight schedule. But thankfully, it just became the worldwide box office #1.
With a strong art & design background, his career began as a Softimage 3D artist and Silicon Grail Chalice compositor. He has served several studios like Boss Film, House of Moves, and Square USA.

In 1998, he co-founded LOOK! Effects Inc. in Hollywood, CA with Mark Driscoll, Henrik Fett, and Anthony ‘Max’ Ivins. LOOK! FX had a successful 15 year run, working on over 200 projects such as feature films, television productions, commercials, and special venue projects.
Danny participated in most of these projects as a Supervisor, Creative Director and Artist, highlights including: ‘Warm Bodies’, ‘Captain America’, ‘Under World 3D’, ‘Avatar’, and the award- winning ‘Black Swan’. During this time, he was also managing well over 200 artists, balancing working out of offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver. LOOK! FX then merged with Psyops in 2013.

After leaving LOOK! FX, Danny co-founded RASCA FX in Seoul, South Korea for 3 years. During that time, RASCA FX employed over 40 talented artists, and worked 15 major Korean feature films, including ‘Himalaya’, one of Korea’s biggest block-buster movies in 2015.
In 2016, Danny turned freelance and now operates a Global VFX Consulting Service Company, called DKVFX Inc. With all of his experience and background, he would be a great asset hired in positions such as project based, on-set or full-time in house supervisor.

Work Experience

Freelance VFX Supervisor / Owner @ DKVFX Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) Jan 2016 – Present Global VFX Consulting Service Co., VFX Design, Planning & Supervision On-Set & In-House. Companies Served : Madman Post, Craft Creations Limited, Macrograph Korea, Ironworks Production, Clean-Pixels and more. VFX Supervisor @ Craft Creations Limited (Beijing & Shanghai, China) Dec 2020 – July 2021 (8 mos) Responsibilities : VFX Consulting from Pre-Production to Post-Production, Supervision On-Set & In- House til final delivery. VFX Supervisor @ Macrograph (Seoul, Korea & Beijing, China) Jun 2016 – Feb 2020 (3 yrs 9 mos) Responsibilities : Supervision On-Set & In-House, Shot Breakdown, Project Bidding, VFX consulting from Pre-Production to Post- Production, VFX Design & Planning, Client Relation, DI Supervision, Concept Design, Art/Creative Direction and etc. VFX Supervisor / Producer / Co-Founder @ Rasca FX (Seoul, Korea) Jan 2013 – Dec 2015 (3 yrs) Responsibilities : Supervision On-Set & In-House, Shot Breakdown, Project Bidding, VFX consulting from Pre-Production to Post- Production, VFX Design & Planning, Client Relation, DI Supervision, Concept Design, Art/Creative Direction, 2D Compositing, Matte-Painting and etc. Softwares Used : Maya , Nuke, Shake, Adobe, MS Office and etc. Creative Director / Co-Founder / Owner @ LOOK! Effects Inc. (Hollywood, CA) Jan 1998 – Dec 2012 (15 yrs) Responsibilities : Supervision On-Set & In-House, Shot Breakdown, Project Bidding, VFX consulting from Pre-Production to Post- Production, VFX Design & Planning, Client Relation, DI Supervision, Concept Design, Art/Creative Direction, VFX Story-boarding, 2D Compositing, Matte-Painting, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Animation, Rigging, Lighting & Rendering and etc. Softwares Used : Maya, XSI, Softimage, Nuke, Shake, Silicon Grail Chalice, Adobe After Effects, Premier, Photoshop and etc. Freelance 3D Animator / 2D Compositor / Matte-Painter (Hollywood, CA) Jan 1997 – Dec 1998 (2 yrs) Companies Served : Boss Film Studio, House of Move, Square USA and etc. Responsibilities : 3D Modeling & Texturing, Animation & Rigging, Lighting & Rendering, Motion Capture Data Cleaning, 2D Compositing, Matte-Painting and etc. Softwares Used : Softimage, Alias Wavefront, Maya, Lightwave, Silicon Grail Chalice, Adobe After Effects, Premier, Photoshop & Illustrator and etc.

Film Credits

2022 피랍 (visual effects supervisor: Madman Post) (in production) 2021 The Battle at Lake Changjin (⻓津湖) (visual effects supervisor: Craft Creation Limited) 2020 Double World (征途) (visual effects supervisor: Macrograph) 2019 Looking Up (銀河補習班) (vfx supervisor: Macrograph) 2019 Wondering Earth (流浪地球) (vfx supervisor department: Macrograph) 2019 The Knight of Shadows (神探蒲松龄之兰若仙踪) (visual effects supervisor: Macrograph) 2018 Europe Raiders (欧洲攻略) (visual effects supervisor) 2018 Operation Red Sea (红海行动) (vfx supervisor department: Macrograph) 2017 The One (绝世高手) (visual effects supervisor) 2017 The Chinese Widow (烽火芳菲) (visual effects supervisor) 2017 Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (visual effects supervisor) 2016 The Truth Beneath (비밀은 없다) (visual effects supervisor) 2016 The Great Actor (대배우) (visual effects supervisor) 2015 Himalaya (히말라야) (visual effects supervisor) 2015 Summer Snow (미안해 사랑해 고마워) (visual effects supervisor) 2015 The Silenced (경성학교: 사라진 소녀들) (visual effects supervisor) 2015 The Chronicles of Evil (악의 연대기) (visual effects supervisor) 2015 Vice (visual effects supervisor) 2014 How to Steal a Dog (개를 훔치는 완벽한 방법) (visual effects supervisor) 2014 Dying of the Light (visual effects supervisor) 2014 Scarlet Innocence (마담 뺑덕) (visual effects supervisor) 2014/I The Prince (visual effects supervisor) 2014 Confession (좋은 친구들) (visual effects supervisor) 2014 The Divine Move (신의 한 수) (visual effects supervisor) 2014 The Tenor (더 테너 리리코 스핀토) (visual effects producer - as Dannys Kim) 2014 The Murderer (살인자) (visual effects supervisor) 2013 The Virus (더 바이러스) (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects supervisor - 10 episodes) 2013 Europa Report (visual effects supervisor) 2013 Then Again (lead compositor) 2013 Phil Spector (TV Movie) (digital compositor: LOOK Effects) 2013 Warm Bodies (visual effects) 2012 Moonrise Kingdom (visual effects) 2012 Battleship (digital artist: Prologue Films - as Daniel Kim) 2012 Underworld Awakening (digital artist: Look Effects - as Danny Kim) 2011 The Muppets (visual effects) 2011 I Don't Know How She Does It (visual effects) 2011 Warrior (digital artist: Look Effects - as Danny Kim) 2011 Fast Five (visual effects) 2011/I Limitless (digital compositor: Look FX - as Danny Kim) 2011 Beastly (visual effects) 2011 A Little Bit of Heaven (visual effects) 2010 Black Swan (digital compositor: Look Effects - as Danny Kim) 2010 Step Up 3D (visual effects) 2010 Killers (visual effects) 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (visual effects) 2010 Just Wright (visual effects) 2010 Tekken (visual effects) 2009 Gamer (visual effects) 2009 My Life in Ruins (digital compositor: Look! Effects - as Daniel Kim) 2009 Crank: High Voltage (digital compositor: Look Effects - as Danny Kim) 2005-2009 Bones (TV Series) (visual effects - 74 episodes) 2008-2009 Pushing Daisies (TV Series) (visual effects - 11 episodes) 2009 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr. (TV Movie) (visual effects) 2009 Crossing Over (visual effects) 2007-2009 Life (TV Series) (visual effects - 26 episodes) 2009/II Precious (digital compositor: LOOK Effects - as Danny Kim) 2008 The Spirit (creative director) 2008 Yes Man (creative director) 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series) (visual effects - 6 episodes) 2008 Arráncame la vida (digital compositor: LOOK! Effects) 2008/I Mirrors (creative director) 2008 Get Smart (creative director) 2008 Speed Racer (creative director) 2008 Rambo (creative director) 2008 Kill with Me (creative director) 2008 Hell Ride (digital compositor: LOOK Effects Inc. - as Danny Kim) 2008 Life After People (TV Movie documentary) (digital compositor and matte painter) 2007 The Game Plan (creative director) 2007 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (digital compositor: LOOK! Effects Inc.) 2007 Captivity (creative director) 2007/I Dark Matter (digital compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc. - as Danny Kim) 2007 The Nines (creative director) 2006 Rocky Balboa (digital compositor: Look Effects - as Danny Kim) 2006 Apocalypto (creative director) 2006 Superman II (Video) (visual effects art director - as Danny Kim) 2006 The Last Kiss (compositor: LOOK! Effects - as Danny Kim) 2006 The Fountain (creative director) 2006 Southland Tales (creative director) 2006 10th & Wolf (digital compositor: LOOK! Effects Inc. - as Danny Kim) 2006 Stick It (creative director) 2006 Man About Town (digital artist: LOOK! Effects Inc. - as Danny Kim) 2005 The Producers (creative director) 2005 Santa's Slay (compositor) 2005 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (creative director) 2005 Into the Blue (creative director) 2005 Supercross (creative director) 2005 Havoc (graphic designer: LOOK! Effects) 2004 Fearless (TV Movie) (compositor) 2004 King Solomon's Mines (TV Mini-Series) (creative director - 2 episodes) 2004 La Femme Musketeer (TV Mini-Series) (creative director - 1 episode) 2004 The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (TV Movie) (compositor) 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (compositor) 2004 CSI: NY (TV Series) (creative director) 2004 A Day Without a Mexican (creative director) 2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (compositor: LOOK! FX Inc. - as Danny Kim) 2004 Zapata - El sueño del héroe (compositor) 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (compositor: LOOK! Effects, Inc. - as Danny Kim) 2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (creative director) 2003 Then Came Jones (TV Movie) (compositor) 2003 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series) (creative director) 2003 The O.C. (TV Series) (compositor) 2003 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (TV Movie) (animator / compositor) 2003 Biker Boyz (animator / compositor) 2003 First Watch (Video) (creative director) 2002 Julius Caesar (TV Mini-Series) (compositor) 2002 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (creative director - 1 episode) 2002 Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (creative director) 2002 Everwood (TV Series) (compositor / creative director) 2002 Frida (compositor) 2002 Johnson County War (TV Movie) (animator / compositor) 2002 Roughing It (TV Movie) (compositor) 2001 Without Charlie (animator / compositor) 2001 Dead Last (TV Series) (compositor / creative director) 2001 Night Visions (TV Series) (compositor / creative director) 2001 Witchblade (TV Series) (3D compositor / creative director) 2001 A Glimpse of Hell (TV Movie) (compositor / creative director) 2001 Pavilion of Women (art director: Look Effects - as Hong Danny Kim) 2001 Driven (compositor) 2001 Monkeybone (compositor) 2001 The Wedding Planner (compositor) 2001 Nobody's Baby (compositor) 2000 Witchblade (TV Movie) (3D compositor / creative director) 1999 Deal of a Lifetime (lead compositor) 1999 The Third Miracle (lead compositor) 1999 Diplomatic Siege (lead modeler) 1999 Warlock III: The End of Innocence (Video) (animator / compositor) 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (compositor) 1998 Dawson's Creek (TV Series) (creative director) IMDB, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0453416/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


2018 Festival Film Indonesia, Nominee for Best Visual Effects - Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak 2009 Visual Effects Society Awards, Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program - Life 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards, Nominee for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Life After People