The Oscar-winning VFX studio Framestore has announced that post-production specialist David Michaels has joined the company’s Chicago office as the new director of production and business development. David will be working across integrated advertising. A keen traveller, and armed with his global experience, David’s knowledge of the post-production industry both in the US and across Europe is an asset to the Framestore team. “We’re incredibly excited that David has made the move to join us here at Framestore. The scope of work that clients are bringing to us is expanding and to have someone with as much experience as David, looking after both production and business development will greatly benefit Framestore’s global operations,” said Framestore managing director, Chicago Krystina Wilson. With a decade of global VFX and post-production experience, David joins Framestore after five years at Smoke and Mirrors where he was an Executive Producer, initially in the company’s New York studio and then in Amsterdam. Before that, he held positions at post-production company Quietman where in just three years, he quickly worked his way up from junior producer to head of production. “I am thrilled to become a part of the exceptional Framestore team in Chicago, with the ability to draw from the craft and heritage of the entire Framestore family. Our studio is well positioned to create brilliant work, consistently delivering the highest quality that our clients expect,” said David. David Michaels graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio with a degree in economics and theatre before attending New York University where he obtained his master’s degree in arts administration. In his previous roles, he has worked on projects for numerous global brands including Samsung, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and American Express.