Visual Effects

Brainstorm Opens New Facility in Austin, Texas; Hires Thierry Gonzalo

Mon, 05/27/2024 - 10:36 -- Nick Dager

Brainstorm, manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio technology, has opened a new office and demo studio in Austin, Texas. This company says the expansion marks a significant milestone in its growth and commitment to serving its North American market. In conjunction with the office opening, Brainstorm hired Thierry Gonzalo as the new senior solutions architect. He will be based in Austin.

RSP Wins Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 07:30 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures’ visual effects supervisor Julian Hutchens and visual effects producers Ian Cope, Andrew Whitehurst, Kathy Siegel and Alistair Williams, won the 2024 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation for their work on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

VFX Studio Whiskytree Opening Second Facility in Georgia

Mon, 02/05/2024 - 09:21 -- Nick Dager

The visual effects studio Whiskytree has opened a second location in Georgia. Located just outside of Atlanta in Alpharetta, The Whiskytree Southern Corporation will add dozens of new artists and technicians, more than doubling the company’s size. The new location will work in tandem with the original San Rafael studio to expand its capabilities and take on new VFX projects for film, television and more.

Creating the End of the World

Mon, 01/22/2024 - 09:37 -- Nick Dager

Phosphene, the award-winning visual effects and design studio, served as the principal visual effects house for FX’s critically acclaimed mystery series A Murder at the End of the World. Created, written, and directed by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, A Murder at the End of the World centers on a Gen Z amateur sleuth, Darby Hart (Emma Corrin), who is working to solve a murder at a secluded luxury hotel in Iceland during a furious snowstorm. The series also stars Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, and Marling, herself.

Creating the World of The Marvels

Wed, 01/10/2024 - 12:07 -- Nick Dager

For The Marvels, the new superhero adventure from Marvel Studios, Rising Sun Pictures was tasked with creating a vast city on the planet Hala, home to the Kree Empire and its artificial intelligence ruler, the Supreme Intelligence. Artists created both a representation of the futuristic city at the height of its power, and as a devastated ruin. The studio also produced the film’s awe-inspiring opening and closing sequences showing the luminous implosion and miraculous rebirth of Hala’s sun.

Sailing a Computer-Generated World

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 09:52 -- Nick Dager

Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 170 visual effects shots for the first season of One Piece, the Netflix adventure series about the young pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his ragtag crew on a quest for treasure and glory. The studio’s work centered on the fantastical array of naval and pirate ships featured in the show, a live action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s immensely popular manga.


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