Our Team

Leo Vezzali

Co-Founder and Executive Producer

Leo Vezzali portraitMr. Vezzali came to Los Angeles in 2001 after a three year stint as Creative Director and co-founder of San Francisco based Shockwave Pictures. From 2001 through 2002 Mr. Vezzali worked as Lead Compositor in the Theatrical Finishing Department at Hammer Creative Advertising, logging hundreds of hours on the Tremor System, finishing 2K Trailers for Sony, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Disney, Columbia, New Line, Paramount, Lions Gate and many more. In 2002, he moved to Reality Check Studios in Hollywood where he served as a visual effects supervisor and technical producer on the Real D stereoscopic demo, which helped launch what is now the premier brand for stereoscopic theatrical exhibition. Just prior to founding Identity Studios, Inc., Mr. Vezzali was the Digital Intermediate Pipeline Manager on James Cameron’s 3D IMAX film, Aliens of the Deep. Since, he has worked on more than 70 2D and 3D projects, including The Chronicles of Narnia: “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, The Green Lantern, Conan the Barbarian, U2-3D, and the Stereoscopic UpFront for 3Net – a joint venture between Discovery Channel, Sony and IMAX.

Mr. Vezzali was the on-set VFX Supervisor for the recent Nike interactive campaign Quick Controls Chaos and, as Identity’s Stereoscopic Supervisor and Lead Mistika Operator, most recently completed native stereo optimization on more than 45 minutes of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, 1000 shots for The Amazing Spider Man and was responsible for overseeing several stereoscopic 3D episodes of “From the Basement” which aired on 3Net, BSkyB and Crackle.

Leo and the Identity FX Team are currently working on several cutting edge interactive projects involving Stereoscopic 3D and VR, so stay tuned…

David Scott Van Woert

Co-Founder and Executive Producer

David Scott Van Woert portraitAs a producer and business development specialist, David brings two decades of industry expertise to the table. In 1999, he co-founded Shockwave Pictures, a digital media studio whose client list he built to include Bill Graham Presents, SFX, Palm Pictures, SunTrust, BankOne, Pointspeed.com, Polycom, Sprint, and the musician Michael Franti of Spearhead. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a producer for HoopsTV.com, Media Director for Youth Speaks, and Field Producer for ON24.com, and directed and produced corporate videos and commercials for Metolius and Adidas, as well as music videos for Shelley Streeter and MC Hammer.

Since 2004, as Supervising Producer of Identity FX, David has managed more than 100 projects through completion, and has co-developed a client list that includes Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal, Dreamworks, Columbia Pictures, Millenium Films, The Weinstein Company, Discovery Channel, Dimension Films, Magnolia Pictures and many more, working on such recent 3D titles as The Amazing Spider Man, Prometheus, Conan the Barbarian, Green Lantern, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Piranha 3D; as well as 2D titles such as Transformers, Hancock, The Mechanic, Righteous Kill, the American Pie, Hostel and Death Race franchises, America’s Next Top Model, music videos for Sarah McLachlan, Keith Urban, and Run DMC, and commercials for Nike, Google, Xbox, and McDonalds. For the past two years, David has been responsible for developing Identity’s trans-media business model and expansion into the international marketplace, and has established production co-ventures and technology partnerships in New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Germany, Hungary, Spain, The Peoples Republic of China and South Korea.