Mr.X Expands to NEW YORK CITY!
August 6, 2012 | 10:43 pm or 10:43 pm GMT
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Mr. X is excited to announce their expansion into the New York City feature film landscape with the opening of a new cutting-edge digital studio.
August 6th, 2012 – Toronto, Canada - MR.X is excited to announce our expansion into the New York City feature film landscape with the opening of a new cutting-edge digital studio. The recently acquired 4000 square foot space, nestled conveniently in NYC’s film district, will be home to our New York City studio, equipped to provide the full scope of visual effects capabilities, including; photo-real CG creatures, CG environments, FX and compositing for both traditional and 3D formats.
Looking to strengthen MR.X’s global positioning, President Dennis Berardi believes that New York has a lot to offer. After careful consideration it seemed to be a good fit, taking into account the competitive NY tax incentives and the independent, artistic foundation of the film community, which strongly mirrors our Canadian filmmaking roots. As film tax credits strengthen so has the influx of features into the state. MR.X intends on filling the growing need for a dedicated feature film visual effects facility.
We will hit the ground running with the support of MR.X Toronto’s sophisticated pipeline and rendering resources, transplanting the well-established MR.X quality of visual effects which has been developed over 12 years and 70 films into production upon opening.
Facilitating 35 seats to start the studio will be headed up by Eric Robertson, VFX Supervisor/Producer. Robertson brings a seasoned understanding of the entire filmmaking process from production through to post, with a career spanning over 20 years in the industry. Dennis has had a long history working with Eric at MR.X and believes that Robertson’s past 7 years working in the New York film community makes him a natural choice to head up the initiative.
MR.X NYC will be in full production Autumn 2012, providing visual effects on The Mortal Instruments, while several undisclosed projects are in the works.
Mr. X Gotham Launches in New York City Supervisor/Producer Eric J. Robertson to Lead Feature Film VFX Operation
New York, NY -* August 7, 2012 – Mr. X Inc. and Eric J. Robertson have teamed up to launch a New York City outpost of the premier visual effects firm. Focusing on high-*end visual effects for the New York feature film market, Mr. X Gotham will be a creative storytelling laboratory, spanning visual effects genres from the narrative and invisible to spectacular effects for tent-*pole thrillers.
Robertson, a 20 veteran of the film industry, has worked on more than 60 feature films. His experience working both as a freelance studio supervisor and as a vendor has given Mr. Robertson perspective on both the artistic endeavor as well as the business and financial aspects of filmmaking.
As an expansion of Mr. X Inc.Toronto, Mr. X Gotham will implement the sophisticated and mature VFX pipeline developed by Dennis Berardi over the past decade. “From the onset, Mr. X Gotham will be capable of executing the technically difficult visual effects required for film production,” said Mr. Berardi, founder and president of Mr. X Inc. “Our New York company will be solely dedicated to feature films; an artistic-*centric enterprise specializing in this unique and uncompromising pipeline.” These technical capabilities include the creation of photo real digital humans, CG creatures, and natural phenomenon such as fire and water in both traditional 2D and 3D stereoscopic formats.
Mr. X Gotham is positioned to take advantage of the new tax credits enacted by New York State for the film industry. Signed by Governor Cuomo last month, the new plan increases the tax credits from 10 to 30 percent for all qualifying post-production work done in New York City. In addition, the credits now apply to films that were not shot in New York, allowing productions that shoot in other states and abroad to bring their post-production work home to New York and still take advantage of the tax credits.
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