CCO / VFX Supervisor
Chimney Vigor Group

Sam O'Hare

I studied architecture at The Universty of Greenwich, and had a brief class in 3ds Viz 1 during my first year. I fell in love with CG and taught myself the software over the course of my degree.

I worked in architectural visualisation for 5 years, doing photoreal CG and compositing on stills, and directing and doing VFX on short films. My last 3 years in the field were with Uniform, where we won several awards for our work.

In 2008  I moved to New York, and started working as a freelancer in vfx for commercials, supervising and leading jobs. In 2010 I started directing commercials, and in 2011 co-founded Parachute, a VFX and finishing company to be able to have control over the process and pipeline of the VFX for my own directing jobs and for other directors.

In 2018, Parachute was acquired by Chimney Group, and I came on as partner and CCO for the New York office. I VFX supervise, direct, and creative direct projects from commercials to episodic and feature films.

Work Experience

I have worked in computer graphics and visual effects for nearly 20 years. Most of my experience is with CG and compositing, but I have also edited and colour graded professionally. Now I tend to focus mostly on directing and VFX supervision, with some particle and simulation work thrown in.

Film Credits

The Dead Don't Die The Roads Not Taken Minyan Absentia S03 Eps 01-06

Skills & Titles

VFX Supervision Directing Creative Directing Particle and Simulation TD CG Generalist Compositing Colour Grading