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    Rhythm & Hues

    Founded Year: 1987
    Rhythm & Hues Studios is an Academy Award - winning visual effects studio. It is best known for its computer generated 3D character animation. Recognized internationally as one of Hollywood's top visual effects and animation facilities, Rhythm & Hues has more than 100 feature films to its credit. The studio received the Academy Award in 1995 for Babe, (Achievement in Visual Effects) and in 2008 for The Golden Compass. It was also nominated in the same category in 2005 for its work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

    Rhythm & Hues Studios was established in Los Angeles, California in 1987 by six former employees of Robert Abel and Associates (Keith Goldfarb, Pauline Ts'o, John Hughes, Frank Wuts, Charles Gibson and Cliff Boulé), and it has grown to become a leading producer of computer-generated visual effects and character animation for movies and commercials. The company makes extensive use of its own proprietary software for its photo-realistic character animation/visual effects--as well as for those that are more stylized.

    In 1999, Rhythm & Hues Studios acquired visual effects house VIFX from 20th Century Fox.

    The studio has four facilities. In May 2010, Rhythm & Hues' corporate headquarters were relocated from Culver City to El Segundo, California; previously, it had resided in Hollywood proper, and before that it was in West Los Angeles. The three additional facilities are international in scope; they enable the studio to run a 24-hour production cycle, and are owned by R&H. Two are located in India (one is in the Mumbai suburb of Malad, and the other is in Hyderabad?s HITEC City). The fourth facility is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Raymond Chen (2003 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Co-visual Effects Supervisor Sequence Supervisor Lead Lighter
    Todd Shifflett (2006 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Betsy Paterson (2008 - 2013)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Plate Supervisor
    Gavin Wright (2005 - 2006)
    Lighting Technical Director
    J. Todd Constantine (2005 - 2006)
    Animation Layout Matchmove Supervisor Matchmove Artist Matchmove Technical Director Matchmover
    Annis Naeem (2012)
    Concept Artist
    John Heller (2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Lindsay Hallett (2005)
    Visual Effects Production Manager
    Matt Shumway (2012)
    Animation Supervisor
    Oded Granot (2012)
    Compositing Technical Director
    Richard Malzahn (2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Robert Stromberg (2002)
    Planet Designer
    Shawn Walsh (2005)
    Lighter
    Popular Tasks: magpies cg fairies dwarves digital environments talking animals ravens bridge troll enchanted forest creatures digital doubles matte paintings

    News

    Behind the Scenes - Life of PI
    April 1st, 2013
    Digital Effects Supervisor Jason Bayever provides an insight into the processes behind director Ang Lee's 3D film Life of Pi.
    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.
    Huntsman: every trick in the fairytale book
    July 11th, 2012
    A very detailed look into the visual effects of Snow White and the Huntsman from all major vendors.
    Snow White Gets Grimm
    June 5th, 2012
    Snow White gets a gritty makeover for her adventure with the Huntsman.
    Studio Profile: Rhythm & Hues
    May 24th, 2012
    Mike Seymour of fxphd talks with VFX Supervisor Ray Chen about Rhythm & Hues.
    Life of Pi - First Photo
    April 25th, 2012
    20th Century Fox has released the first photo from Life of Pi, scheduled for release December 21
    The Hunger Games: A VFX Blood Sport
    April 1st, 2012
    VFXWorld spoke to VFX onset supervisor Sheena Duggal about the latest blockbuster.
    Rhythm & Hues and Chronicle
    March 22nd, 2012
    Raymond Chen talks about the Visual Effects for Chronicle.
    Blender's 4th open movie: VFX in Amsterdam
    February 27th, 2012
    Crowd-funded movie short helps developing an open source vfx pipeline.
    Chronicle and Rhythm & Hues Flying Visual Effects
    February 20th, 2012
    How 'Chronicle' moviemakers made their characters take off.
    The Hunger Games - Theatrical Trailer 2
    February 3rd, 2012
    Take a look at the new trailer of The Hunger Games.
    Chipwrecked and Revamped
    December 30th, 2011
    Doug Smith of Rhythm & Hues explains how there's more to the latest Alvin and the Chipmunks sequel than the usual furry antics.
    Snow White and the Huntsman - Trailer
    November 10th, 2011
    In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
    Rhythm & Hues talks Moneyball
    October 5th, 2011
    An interesting fxguide article about the visual effects in the movie Moneyball.
    Populating Mr. Popper's Penguins
    June 29th, 2011
    In these interview fxguide and AWN talked to visual effects supervisor Richard Hollander about Rhythm & Hues' CG creations for Mr. Popper’s Penguins
    Making mutants for X-Men: First Class
    June 16th, 2011
    In this amazing article fxguide covers the work made by all major vendors.
    Red Riding Hood and Rhythm & Hues
    April 29th, 2011
    This is an interview with VFX Supervisor Derek Spears about their work with the werewolf in Red Riding Hood.
    X-Men: First Class - Theatrical Trailer
    April 28th, 2011
    More of the plot is reveal in this trailer.
    The tale of the wolf: Red Riding Hood
    April 8th, 2011
    Rhythm & Hues tells us how they brought the wolf to life for this modern re-telling of the classic fairytale.
    Yogi Bear and Rhythm & Hues
    February 20th, 2011
    Rhythm & Hues Speaks 'Yogi Bear' Malaysia Connection
    Hop - Trailer 2
    February 11th, 2011
    Now in this trailer you can see what's the movie about.
    X-Men: First Class
    February 10th, 2011
    Sequel to the popular franchise traces the early years of archenemies Professor X and Magneto as they discover their powers for the first time
    Hop - Trailer
    February 4th, 2011
    An unemployed slacker accidentally runs over the Easter Bunny with his car, and must nurse him back to health in order to save Easter.
    Red Riding Hood - Trailer
    February 1st, 2011
    The visual effects of this classic fairy tale are made by Rhythm & Hues.
    Blockbusters take toll on f/x shops
    June 1st, 2007
    Hollywood puts pressure on techies
    Brando Returns
    June 20th, 2006
    Brando Returns