Learn the insights, processes and tricks used in the blockbuster Everest and the amazing VFX in the movie.
Dadi began his career in 1992 in Icelandic visual effects and animation house OZ, pioneering the Icelandic computer graphics and visual effects industry. London was calling and in 1997 he answered the call, working at The Mill and subsequently Framestore where he won an Emmy for his work on Dinotopia as well as taking on a lead role on Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.
In 2002 Dadi made his next move, this time to New York as head of animation at newly opened Mill NY. There he lead the vfx for many commercials and helped build the department over 4 years before eventually heading home to nest his young family back in Iceland. From there he commuted to London to supervise The Golden Compass back at Framestore for which Framestore received its first Academy Award.
In 2008 Dadi and Framestore formed Framestore Iceland, a satellite studio based in Reykjavik. There, Dadi built a team capable of creating world class vfx, taking on sequences for many films including Australia, Sherlock Holmes, Salt and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy as well as all vfx for Contraband.
In 2010 Dadi was asked by Framestore to return to London to oversee the animation for Alfonso Cuaronʼs Gravity. Again he commuted from Iceland to London where, working closely with Cuaron on a daily basis for six months, he lead the previz team that took the film from script to animated film ready for the motion control camera shoot.
Four years and many films after opening in Reykjavik, Dadi acquired the studio and was partnered by acclaimed director and producer Baltasar Kormákur. They renamed the company RVX (Reykjavik Visual Effects) and immediately started work on 2 Guns for Universal.
Dadi continues to build RVX and is currently VFX Supervisor on Everest for Working Title / Universal.