Animator

If a scene calls for an actor to interact with a computer, what is seen on the computer screen is some combination of graphics, animations, or video that David has created to further the illusion that the actor is actually operating the computer.

David creates everything from simple images for simulating actions like surfing the Internet to complicated mixtures of digital paintings, digital video, and 3-D animations to simulate interactivity with sophisticated computer programs.

After working on the first two seasons of NUMBERS for CBS, David decided to switch from feature films to television as his major area of interest. Currently working with Khaos Digital, David's graphics & animations have appeared on the television shows 24, CROSSING JORDAN , HOUSE, CRIMINAL MINDS, GREY'S ANATOMY and WITHOUT A TRACE.

July 2015 starts David's 11th season as the graphics coordinator for the television show BONES.

Although David was usually off camera when working on feature films, he operated the computer on camera in Collateral Damage. Here's David playing an FBI agent/computer expert in a scene with actress Jane Lynch (Glee) and Arnold Schwarzenegger:

Collateral Damage © 2001 Warner Bros. and Bel-Air Pictures

For some movies like Batman IV with many different computer scenes, David has led a team of animators. Here's part of the crew that worked on Batman IV standing in front of the bat cave monitor:

                 
 
Cathleen
Alexander
Coordinator
 
Kent
Demaine
Computer
Animator
Howard
England
Computer
Animator
David
Watkinson
Lead
Computer
Animator
Eric
Roberts
Video
Engineer
Liz
Radley
Video Computer
Department
Supervisor
 
Video
Engineer
Allan
Porter
Video
Engineer
Monte
Swann
Video
Engineer


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