VFX Legion uses Unreal Engine to create real environments for Quantum Leap

The international team at VFX Legion, the LA and B.C.-based global visual effects company, recently delivered two dozen key shots for the first episode of NBC’s new series, Quantum Leap, creator Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the ’90s sci-fi cult classic.   The show picks up 30 years after time-traveler Dr. Beckett (Scott Bakula) stepped … Continue reading “VFX Legion uses Unreal Engine to create real environments for Quantum Leap”

Behind the Scenes: The Black Phone calls on VFX Legion

VFX Legion was recently called on by Blumhouse Productions to create the visual effects for director Scott Derrickson’s (Marvel’s Dr. Strange) supernatural thriller, The Black Phone. Co-written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dr. Strange) and starring Ethan Hawk as the maniacal villain, the chilling tale is an adaptation of Joe Hill’s short story of … Continue reading “Behind the Scenes: The Black Phone calls on VFX Legion”

VFX Legion conjures up effects for Disney+ series Just Beyond

When you think of Disney+, you immediately gravitate toward the Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar collections. But there is a healthy offering of other series worth watching. One of them is the supernatural kids’ series, Just Beyond. Inspired by the writings of R.L. Stine, Just Beyond is an eight-episode anthology series that tells astonishing and thought-provoking … Continue reading “VFX Legion conjures up effects for Disney+ series Just Beyond”

VFX Legion Delivers 160+ Effects for Blumhouse’s ‘Black as Night’

VFX Legion recently produced the effects for the vampire tale, Black as Night, a co-production of Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Productions. The movie premiered October 1st on Amazon Prime, kicking off the rollout of the final four films in the thematically related series, Welcome to Blumhouse. Legion, the visual effects vendor for the seven original films produced … Continue reading “VFX Legion Delivers 160+ Effects for Blumhouse’s ‘Black as Night’”

VFX Legion creates 100+ effects For ‘Don’t Breathe 2’

After the critical and commercial success of the 2016 effective thriller, Don’t Breathe, we now have Don’t Breathe 2. The film opened two weeks ago with Stephen Lang (Avatar), reprising his role as Norman Nordstrom / “The Blind Man,” with Brendan Sexton III and Madelyn Grace in supporting roles. VFX Legion delivered 100+ visual effects for director Rodo … Continue reading “VFX Legion creates 100+ effects For ‘Don’t Breathe 2’”

Tony Gallardo joins VFX Legion’s B.C. studio

VFX Legion has announced the signing of veteran VFX Producer Tony Gallardo to its British Columbia division’s leadership team. Gallardo will work closely with Dylan Yastremski, Legion Studios/B.C.’s Head Production and partner, as well as with VFX Supervisor/Founder James David Hattin, who oversees the company’s global creative resources from its Burbank studio.    Gallardo comes onboard … Continue reading “Tony Gallardo joins VFX Legion’s B.C. studio”

VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

Visualization services company, OPSIS, recently called on VFX Legion to lend its talents to Songbird, director Adam Mason’s new dystopian thriller from producer Michael Bay. As the film’s primary visual effects vendor, OPSIS provided end-to-end services – from Concept, Previs, Postvis, and finalizing VFX shots to assembling the right talent for the job. The film, which sits at … Continue reading “VFX Legion supports Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’”

VFX Legion launches British Columbia division

VFX Legion has announced the opening of a full-scale division in British Columbia.  Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company’s new Kelowna-based division takes its road-tested remote visual effect services to the next level.  “We began testing the waters in British Columbia last April,” shares founder and Creative Director James David Hattin. “It didn’t take long … Continue reading “VFX Legion launches British Columbia division”

VFX Legion expands its preproduction services

VFX Legion, the architect of a pioneering remote pipeline with seven years’ experience working exclusively with home-based artists, is building-out its preproduction services. James David Hattin, the creative director and founder of the LA/B.C-based company, announced the expansion of its end-to-end capabilities in response to the increased demand for cost-effective high-quality remote visual effects services … Continue reading “VFX Legion expands its preproduction services”

VFX Legion uses pipeline to deliver remote needs

The film and television industry’s top priority since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the health of its employees. Companies have moved quickly to find ways to adapt in-house staff to work-from-home scenarios that minimize health risks.  VFX Legion, the pioneer of a collaborative remote business model, is uniquely positioned ahead of the … Continue reading “VFX Legion uses pipeline to deliver remote needs”

VFX Legion on post work for Blumhouse ‘Black Christmas’

Led by VFX Supervisor James David Hattin, VFX Legion’s global team of artists created all of the visual effects for Black Christmas, the second remake of the classic holiday horror film.  Blumhouse Productions returned to the LA/B.C.-based company for a range of digital shots – from blanketing the exterior scenes with CG snow to adding … Continue reading “VFX Legion on post work for Blumhouse ‘Black Christmas’”

VFX Legion completes ‘Madam Secretary’ finale

Madam Secretary began its final season with the highly anticipated premiere episode revealing that Secretary of State, Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), had won the race for the presidency. Capping off three years of contributing digital effect to the show, VFX Legion created a mix of large-scale CG shots for this last season, right through to … Continue reading “VFX Legion completes ‘Madam Secretary’ finale”

VFX Golden creates dystopian NYC for DMZ

VFX Legion created a mix of digital effects for HBO Max’s dystopian miniseries, DMZ. Produced by Emmy winner/Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay, and Emmy nominee Roberto Patino, DMZ is based on the DC comic book series of the same name. Set in the not-to-distant future during the Second Civil War, the drama unfolds in New York City, … Continue reading “VFX Golden creates dystopian NYC for DMZ”

PowerHouse VFX adds Tomasik and Precourt

PowerHouse VFX has announced the addition of two highly-talented VFX professionals to its rapidly-growing team of supervisors, producers and artists. VFX Supervisor Alan Precourt, who comes with a varied and eclectic background in digital animation, visual effects and production, joins the company following a two-year run as a supervisor at Blue Sky Animation Studio, where … Continue reading “PowerHouse VFX adds Tomasik and Precourt”

Mathematic VFX adds up to stunning Lacoste spot

A pair of lovers volley for each other’s affection atop a picturesque bridge in Lacoste’s passionately playful new spot “Match Point.” Directed by creative duo We Are From LA of Iconoclast for French ad agency BETC, the commercial is elevated to unexpected heights with CG visuals by Paris-based VFX studio Mathematic. The company’s talented creative and technical team has worked on award-winning … Continue reading “Mathematic VFX adds up to stunning Lacoste spot”

Framestore on their VFX magic for ‘The Witcher’

It wasn’t witchcraft that brought the beautiful visual effects to life in Neftlix’s The Witcher. It was the magic of Framestore, London. As part of its impressive slate of work for the best-known TV streaming services and media distributors, the VFX company has delivered an extensive range of VFX for the hot Netflix series. Based … Continue reading “Framestore on their VFX magic for ‘The Witcher’”

Union’s Nicholas Wayman-Harris push Unreal Engine in new directions

The collaboration between editor Nicholas Wayman-Harris of bicoastal Union and director James Frost spans fifteen years, including the groundbreaking videos for OK Go’s This Too Shall Pass (Rube Goldberg Machine) and Radiohead’s House of Cards. Their latest collaboration is a first, however: Alive for Grammy-nominated, double-platinum-selling Australian trio RÜFÜS DU SOL, was shot entirely on … Continue reading “Union’s Nicholas Wayman-Harris push Unreal Engine in new directions”

Chauvet acquires LED lighting leader, Kino Flo

In a move that will significantly expand its capabilities to serve the global film, studio and broadcast markets, Chauvet today announced that it has acquired Kino Flo, a leader in LED lighting systems and color science technologies. Kino Flo is a multi-award-winning manufacturer of lighting systems engineered for cinema and television production. “This represents an … Continue reading “Chauvet acquires LED lighting leader, Kino Flo”

It’s official! Sony releases first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home

This is not a leak. Repeat this is not a leak. Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have released the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home. And it’s action-packed. So much action, the Reel 360 team has to process again. While there are rumors flying around that previous Spider-Men, Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, will appear … Continue reading “It’s official! Sony releases first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Technicolor unveils new creative organization

After selling its post-production color finishing service to Streamland Media last week, Technicolor today has rebooted itself as Technicolor Creative Studios, forming a collaborative global structure to drive innovation and creativity across its family of studios. As the company’s flagship division, it focuses on the transformation of the entertainment, experiential and advertising industries, maintaining Technicolor’s position … Continue reading “Technicolor unveils new creative organization”