ADAM MCINNES - Visual Effects
BIOGRAPHY May 2023
Adam is a BAFTA®, EMMY® and VES Award Winning VFX Supervisor And Producer with 3 years Studio Executive experience at Netflix.
He is an established leading talent with substantial experience covering a diverse range of productions from prime time dramas and major TV series, to feature films both Studio and Independent. He brings an extensive blend of creative, innovative and technical abilities with a thorough understanding of producing the highest quality visual effects for Film and TV on a wide range of budgets
Joining the industry in 1982, as a Technical Assistant in studio operations for BBC Television, Adam began developing his interest in visual effects. Working his way up through studio operations and lighting departments in 1987 he was appointed Video Effects Supervisor at a time when digital effects as we know it now was just emerging. Since leaving the BBC in 1996 to pursue work in film, he has worked as a compositor and supervisor for a several of London’s leading visual effects facilities as well as an independent Visual Effects Supervisor for a number of productions.
Returning to pursue his passion on the production side in 2022, following several yeas founding and growing the Studio Executive VFX team for Netflix UK, His latest credits are on the hugely successful “House of the Dragon, S1” for HBO and continuing into prep for S2.
Previous production-side experience includes covering both that of the VFX Supervisor & Producer on BAFTA Award winning “Troy - Fall of a City,” an 8 part series for BBC/Netflix. Also the BAFTA Nominated Sky ONE feature length special “The Last Dragonslayer,” the Independent 35mm feature film “The Last Days on Mars,” and Working Title’s “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.” All together encompassing animated creatures, extensive environments, digital water, and complex fx animation.
Notably, Adam was the HBO’s show-side VFX Supervisor for the first season of the highly acclaimed series “Game of Thrones” for which he received his 3rd EMMY® Nomination and a VES Award. He was previously awarded an EMMY® and a received a VES nomination for HBO’s “Generation Kill” and received an EMMY® nomination for Hallmark’s "The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns"
Adam has also worked as facility-side VFX Supervisor with several leading companies including:
Having worked initially with Broadcast Video, then Film, and now with Digital acquisition as the norm for features as well as series, Adam has grown and maintained a thorough understanding of cameras, formats and workflows, right from the early days of testing and proving the D20 with Arri for extensive Bluescreen production in 2006, then with Alexa for ‘Game of Thrones beginning HBO’s departure from Film, plus working with RED on a number projects including stereoscopic ‘The Martian’ and now working and delivering 4K HDR as standard.
On the production-side Adam has gained valuable experience of the funding process over the years through his work with independents, and has demonstrated the ability to budget and manage several shows from script to screen. His technical understanding of post-production workflows and editorial completes an all-round end-to-end proficiency of the entire production process.