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    Luma Pictures

    Founded Year: 2002
    Luma Pictures - Demoreel 2011
    Luma Pictures is a full service visual effects facility located in Venice, California. The company is staffed by a phenomenal team of artists and operates the most efficient production pipeline in the industry. As a result, it consistently produces groundbreaking, artistically superior work and has compiled an enviable record for delivering projects on time and on budget.

    Founded in 2002, Luma Pictures has contributed to more than 50 films. They include such blockbusters as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and all three films in the Underworld series. Additionally, Luma has worked with the Coen Brothers on three films, including No Country for Old Men, the 2008 Oscar winner for Best Picture.

    Luma Pictures' output encompasses virtually every subcategory of visual effects from three dimensional creatures to complex digital environments and sets. It has also worked extensively in atmospheric effects, fluid simulations, character transformations, cosmetic enhancements and matte paintings. Luma Pictures has the resources and experience to take on any challenge, regardless of its size, scope, nature or degree of difficulty.

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    Justin Johnson (2003 - 2012)
    Digital Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Supervisor Cg Supervisor Visual Effects Artist Visual Effects Compositing Supervisor
    Payam Shohadai (2003 - 2011)
    Executive Visual Effects Supervisor Managing Visual Effects Supervisor Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Supervisor
    Chad Dombrova (2003 - 2010)
    Senior Pipeline Technical Director Lead Technical Director Technical Director Visual Effects
    Lindsay Hallett (2006 - 2012)
    Director: Business Development Visual Effects Producer
    Pavel Pranevski (2006 - 2012)
    Cg Supervisor Digital Effects Artist Digital Artist Pipeline Technical Director
    Vincent Cirelli (2006 - 2012)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Producer Cg Supervisor
    Loic Zimmermann (2008 - 2012)
    Concept Artist Lead Concept Artist Matte Painter Character Lead Character Artist
    Richard Sutherland (2008 - 2012)
    Cg Supervisor Effects Artist Lighting Technical Director
    Darren Poe (2010)
    Compositor
    David Kintner (2006)
    Digital Effects Artist Lighting And Compositing Lead Lighting Artist
    Popular Software: maya arnold fumefx mental ray zbrush nuke pyqt krakatoa photoshop alembic syntheyes Popular Tasks: digital environments matte paintings set extension cg water cg creatures cg tornado cg boats thor mystical armor motion capture cg dust fluid simulations fur simulation

    News

    Building the future for In Time
    November 10th, 2011
    Luma Pictures uses their invisible effects techniques to bring a futuristic dystopia to life.
    Captain America and His Visual Effects Commandos
    August 30th, 2011
    A closer look into the special effects behind the American hero Captain America.
    Underworld: Evolution
    February 1st, 2006
    The technical evolution of Luma Pictures
    Happy 10th Anniversary to Luma Pictures!
    November 14th, 2012
    Luma Pictures Celebrates 10 Years Of Production & Artistry In Visual Effects.
    Alien Territory: The Making of Prometheus
    August 6th, 2012
    A very complete article covering all the major studios that did the VFX on Prometheus.
    Cinefex #130 is out!
    July 11th, 2012
    This issue covers The Avengers, Prometheus, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman.
    Oz: The Great and Powerful - Teaser Poster
    July 5th, 2012
    First look into the world of Oz, the new film by Sam Raimi.
    Prometheus: rebuilding hallowed vfx space
    June 20th, 2012
    A very in-depth article about the visual effects on Prometheus by all major vendors.
    Luma Pictures and their work on The Avengers
    June 11th, 2012
    Visual Effects Supervisor Vincent Cirelli talks about the visual effects Luma Pictures did on The Avengers.
    Luma Lends Holographic Impact To "Prometheus"
    June 8th, 2012
    Find out what was the solution for the complex Holographic images in Prometheus done by Luma Pictures.
    Prometheus - International Poster
    May 17th, 2012
    Check out this amazing poster!
    Luma Reunites With Familiar Faces On Marvel Pictures' "The Avengers"
    May 10th, 2012
    No Bridge Too Far For Luma on "The Avengers" - Helicarrier Bridge, Character Work, Tornadoes and Environmental Effects Inhabit Marvel’s New Blockbuster.
    Luma transforms Underworld: Awakening
    February 6th, 2012
    An interesting article about the visual effects on Underworld: Awakening.
    Underworld Awakens the World
    January 28th, 2012
    VFX supervisor James McQuaide reveals the 3-D and Uber Lycan creature work of the fourth Underworld film.
    Luma Pictures Creates Bigger And Badder Werewolves In "Underworld: Awakening"
    January 22nd, 2012
    This is the 4th consecutive film in which Luma Pictures run as the primary visual effects house on the popular "Underworld" franchise.
    Luma Pictures Expands Its Services And Capacity With New Santa Monica Office
    December 10th, 2011
    Top Flight VFX House Adds 100+ Seats, New 2K Stereo Screening Room and Motion Capture Stage.
    Minute by minute: the vfx of In Time
    November 11th, 2011
    An fxguide article about the visual effects by Luma Pictures and Soho VFX on In Time.
    The Avengers - Official Teaser Trailer
    October 11th, 2011
    Joss Whedon brings together the ultimate team of superheroes in the first official trailer for Marvel's The Avengers.
    Taking a Bigger Vampire Bite in New Fright Night
    August 22nd, 2011
    An AWN article about the visual effects in Fright Night.
    Underworld Awakening - Trailer
    August 18th, 2011
    Selene awakes to find that Vampires and Lycans must now face humans who have discovered their world.
    In Time - Trailer
    July 24th, 2011
    In the future people stop aging at 25 and must work to buy themselves more time, but when a young man finds himself with more time than he can imagine he must run from the corrupt police force to save his life.
    Fright Night - Trailer
    June 28th, 2011
    3D remake of the 1985 clult classic about a teenager who discovers that his next-door neighbor is a vampire.
    Vincent Cirelli and X-Men: First Class
    June 17th, 2011
    The Art of VFX is doing a great job covering X-Men: First Class, this time is for Luma Pictures.
    Making mutants for X-Men: First Class
    June 16th, 2011
    In this amazing article fxguide covers the work made by all major vendors.
    VFX Visionaries Design Darwin, Havok and Banshee Characters
    June 8th, 2011
    Luma Pictures Provides The Next Step In VFX Evolution For "X-Men: First Class"
    Luma Pictures - Demoreel 2011
    June 3rd, 2011
    This new demoreel includes the work they did on "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class"
    Thor and the work of Luma Pictures
    May 12th, 2011
    The art of VFX has an interesting interview with Vincent Cirelli
    X-Men: First Class - Theatrical Trailer
    April 28th, 2011
    More of the plot is reveal in this trailer.
    Cinefex #125 is out!
    March 23rd, 2011
    It covers Battle: Los Angeles, Rango, Black Swan and Sucker Punch
    Luma shows True Grit with the Coen Brothers
    February 22nd, 2011
    With over 350 visual effects shots, True Grit represents the fourth collaboration between Luma Pictures and directors Joel and Ethan Coen.
    Thor - Trailer 2
    February 18th, 2011
    A disabled medical student discovers that his alter ego is the Norse warrior god of thunder, Thor.
    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
    Battle: Los Angeles - Trailer
    January 21st, 2011
    When an alien invasion threatens downtown Los Angeles, a Marine platoon becomes the first and last line of defense.
    Luma Pictures are sharing their Nuke Gizmos
    January 20th, 2011
    A collection of Nuke Gizmos ready for production.
    The Evolving VFX of Underworld
    January 21st, 2006
    Alain Bielik reports on the more ambitious vfx utilized in Underworld Evolution, resulting in a pipeline shift by Luma Pictures and further reliance on ZBrush.
    Underworld: Evolution - VFX
    January 21st, 2006
    In the most ambitious project in its 4-year history, Luma Pictures served as lead visual effects house for the new Lakeshore Entertainment blockbuster: UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION, now screening worldwide.