Visual Effects

Method Demolishes Downtown LA in San Andreas

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 14:39 -- Nick Dager

The action thriller San Andreas, now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.

Filmworkers, Churchill Studios Stage Shark Attack for La Quinta

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

Man-eating sharks turn cuddly in a new campaign for La Quinta. Filmworkers and Churchill Studio provided the inspired computer generated magic for Swim in which a businessman is dropped into a dive tank filled with blood thirsty sea creatures. The campaign was conceived by DDB Chicago, and directed by David McNally of Company Films.

FuseFX Works Witchcraft on WGN America’s Salem

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 12:48 -- Nick Dager

Burbank-headquartered FuseFX has been providing visual effects for Salem since the drama about witches in colonial Massachusetts made its debut last year as WGN America’s first original series. Currently in the midst of the show’s 13-episode second season, the studio’s team of artists is hard at work, helping to conjure a 17th century world riven with black magic, intrigue and strife. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.

Kung Fury Making Online Debut

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:23 -- Nick Dager

Following a successful Cannes Film Festival premiere, David Sandberg's ‘80s-inspired film Kung Fury makes its online debut this week. Kickstarter-funded by 17,000 backers, the 30-minute film follows a Miami-based kung fu cop as he time travels from the ‘80s to the ‘40s on a mission to take out Adolf Hitler, a plotline augmented by 399 over-the-top VFX shots delivered by a 46-person crew at Scandinavian VFX house Fido.

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Scanline VFX Handles Workloads with Internap Colocation Services

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 14:23 -- Nick Dager

Internap Corporation today announced that visual effects company Scanline VFX is using Internap’s high-density colocation and route-optimized Performance IP services to deliver the speed, reliability and scale needed to process high volumes of performance-intensive digital content workloads and easily accommodate business growth and changing project workflows.

Modern VideoFilm Accompanies Sons of Anarchy on Its Final Ride

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:51 -- Nick Dager

Modern VideoFilm recently wrapped up a seven-year run as a post-production services provider for FX’s hugely popular series Sons of Anarchy. The Burbank-based facility set up a file-based pipeline for the show, about a motorcycle club based in Northern California, integrating editorial finishing, visual effects, color grading and deliverables. Despite a tight schedule and complex VFX and grading requirements, Modern efficiently delivered a stellar product each week of the show’s long run.

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