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    Image Engine

    Founded Year: 1995
    Image Engine was formed in 1995 in anticipation of the growing strength of the postproduction market in Vancouver.

    The founding partners (Greg Holmes, Robin Hackl and Christopher Mossman) began with a simple vision to produce stunning work for the demanding producers and directors who were increasingly flocking to Vancouver as a location for high-end visual effects.

    With numerous Emmy, Gemini and Visual Effects Society nominations under its belt, Image Engine went on to seize the growing opportunities in feature film visual effects work.

    The success of the film division led to its architects Peter Muyzers and Shawn Walsh being made partners in the business. They remain a driving force building Image Engine into an industry leading feature film visual effects facility, culminating in 2010 with the Academy Award® nomination for District 9.

    From its first production Slither through to the recent high profile productions including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, District 9, 2012, Watchmen, Law Abiding Citizen, Orphan and The Losers, Image Engine have built up a notable roster of credits.

    Image Engine is a privately owned and run company, based in Vancouver, BC.

    Specialties
    Visual Effects, VFX, animation, previsualization, film, television

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    Freddy Chavez Olmos (2007 - 2013)
    Visual Effects Compositor Visual Effects Artist Compositor
    Shawn Walsh (2007 - 2013)
    Visual Effects Producer Visual Effects Executive Producer Visual Effects Supervisor
    Cameron Widen (2009 - 2013)
    Previsualization Supervisor Post Visualization Animator Matchmove Artist Animator
    Simon Hughes (2009 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Senior Compositor
    Jesper Kjolsrud (2009 - 2011)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Sequence Supervisor
    Steve Garrad (2011 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Executive Producer Senior Visual Effects Producer
    Chris Harvey (2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Neil Eskuri (2011)
    Digital Effects Supervisor
    Oded Granot (2012)
    Digital Compositor
    Wendy Lanning (2011)
    Visual Effects Producer
    Popular Software: nuke maya boujou pftrack photoshop 3delight zbrush shotgun 3d-equalizer cortex silhouette final cut pro Popular Tasks: previs digital environments cg hawks cg limbs spaceship gore enhancements juliettes transformation matte paintings cg creatures cg arrows cg birds blood splatters

    News

    Creating the Immortals
    July 23rd, 2012
    BarXseven, Modus FX, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Scanline VFX and Tippett Studio talks about their work on Immortals.
    Houdini Demo Reel 2012
    July 26th, 2012
    A must see video, it includes works from Dreamworks Animation, Blue Sky Studios, Image Engine,, Cinesite, Mr. X and more.
    Cinefex #130 is out!
    July 11th, 2012
    This issue covers The Avengers, Prometheus, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman.
    Image Engine and Battleship
    July 7th, 2012
    Visual Effects Supervisor Chris Harvey talks about the visual effects Image Engine did for Battleship.
    Elysium - First Official Photo
    July 5th, 2012
    Elysium is Neill Blomkamp's follow-up to the debut District 9.
    The Foundry - Showreel 2012
    May 9th, 2012
    A must see!
    Master Class with Image Engine's VFX Compositor Freddy Chavez
    April 24th, 2012
    This master class will take place in Mexico City at Casa Lamm next May 5th and 6th 2012.
    Safe House and Image Engine
    March 1st, 2012
    Visual Effects Supervisor Simon Hughes talks about the visual effects on Safe House.
    Shotgun on The Thing
    December 21st, 2011
    Image Engine talks about how they use Shotgun for efficient production management for The Thing.
    Image Engine on Immortals
    December 2nd, 2011
    Take a look a the amazing work done by Image Engine on Immortals.
    Image Engine and The Thing
    November 24th, 2011
    Jesper Kjolsrud talks about his role in the movie The Thing.
    Resurrecting The Thing
    October 19th, 2011
    A look into the visual effects from Image Engine of The Thing.
    The Rise of the Previs of Planet of the Apes
    September 20th, 2011
    fxguide brings this interesting article about the Previs on the Planet of the Apes.
    The Foundry - Showreel 2011
    August 22nd, 2011
    The clips are amazing!
    The Thing - Trailer
    July 14th, 2011
    Scientists pursue an alien life form at an Antarctica research station.
    Apollo 18 - Trailer
    June 25th, 2011
    A new thriller on the moon.
    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - Featurette
    April 27th, 2011
    Take a look at the Featurette and some cool concept art images.
    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - Teaser Trailer
    April 14th, 2011
    Weta Digital is behind the visual effects of this movie, looks amazing!