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    Sony Pictures Imageworks

    Founded Year: 1992
    Sony Pictures Imageworks, Inc., a visual effects and character animation company, engages in the art and artistry of digital production and character creation. It also offers various training courses, including life drawing, sculpting, acting, rotoscoping, match moving, animation, particle effects, color and lighting, and compositing and various production methods. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Culver City, California. Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

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    Jay Redd (1997 - 2012)
    Production Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Supervisor Cg Supervisor Sequence Supervisor
    Ken Ralston (1997 - 2012)
    Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Design Consultant
    Theodore Bialek (1999 - 2013)
    Cg Supervisor Lighting Td
    David Schaub (1999 - 2012)
    Additional Animation Supervisor Animation Supervisor Senior Supervising Animator Character Animator Cg Character Animator
    David Smith (1999 - 2012)
    Digital Effects Supervisor Look Development Artist Cg Supervisor Lighting Td
    Seth Maury (1999 - 2010)
    Cg Supervisor Digital Effects Supervisor Lighting Td
    Jerome Chen (1997 - 2007)
    Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Visual Effects Supervisor Computer Graphics Supervisor
    Spencer Cook (2002 - 2012)
    Animation Supervisor Character Animator Lead Character Animator
    Jenny Fulle (1999 - 2008)
    Visual Effects Executive Producer Visual Effects Production Supervisor Production Supervisor Senior Staff
    John Haley (2004 - 2012)
    Cg Supervisor Lighting Leader Visual Effects Senior Technical Director
    Kevin T. Hahn (2001 - 2007)
    Look Development Technical Director Lighting And Compositing Artist Color Look Development
    Jacquie Barnbrook (1997 - 2002)
    Visual Effects Producer Visual Effects Vendor Producer
    Sheena Duggal (1997 - 2002)
    Visual Effects Supervisor Director Of High Speed Compositing High Speed Compositing Supervisor
    Patrick Ferguson (2007 - 2010)
    Compositor Digital Compositor
    Bart Kosmowski (2011 - 2012)
    Animator
    David Kintner (2004)
    Lighting And Compositing
    Greg Liegey (1997)
    Visual Effects Composite Artist
    J. Todd Constantine (2009)
    Animator
    Jake Morrison (2002)
    Lead Compositor
    Lindsay Hallett (1999)
    Visual Effects Coordinator
    Michael Kutsche (2010)
    Character Designer
    Nikos Kalaitzidis (2007)
    Effects Animator
    Oded Granot (2013)
    Stereoscopic Compositor
    Randall William Cook (2012)
    Animation Supervisor
    Robert Stromberg (2002)
    Matte Artist
    Stephen Rosenbaum (1997)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Steven Messing (2010)
    Digital Matte Artist
    Wayne Hollingsworth (2012)
    Fx Technical Director
    Popular Tasks: spaceship visual effects

    News

    Monster House Comes to Life in 2D and 3D
    July 21st, 2006
    Interviews with Jay Redd (Visual Effects Supervisor), Rob Engle (Digital Effects Supervisor), and Michael Scheffe (Senior Art Director) by Renee Dunlop
    Spider-Man's Lizard: The Animation
    July 30th, 2012
    Animation supervisor Dave Schaub describes the challenges animating Spider-Man’s latest nemesis, the Lizard.
    The Amazing Spider-Man - Poses and Environments Shot Build
    July 12th, 2012
    In this video you will see what was the new approach by Sony Pictures Imageworks for the new Spider-Man.
    The Amazing Spider-Man - The Lizard Shot Build
    July 11th, 2012
    You can see in this video how Sony Pictures Imageworks brought the Lizard to life.
    The Amazing Spider-Man - Sewer Battle Shot Build
    July 11th, 2012
    Here you can see all the attention to detail put into this sequence by the Sony Pictures Imageworks team.
    The Amazing Spider-Man - High School Fight Sequence
    July 9th, 2012
    Jerome Chen show us Sony Pictures Imageworks' workflow in this sequence.
    fxguidetv #150: The Amazing Spider-Man
    July 9th, 2012
    In this episode fxguidetv covered the visual effects Sony Pictures Imageworks did for The Amazing Spider-Man.
    The Amazing Spider-Man - Production Focus
    July 7th, 2012
    A CGSociety article about the visual effects on The Amazing Spider-Man.
    Oz: The Great and Powerful - Teaser Poster
    July 5th, 2012
    First look into the world of Oz, the new film by Sam Raimi.
    VFX Supervisor Jerome Chen on The Amazing Spider-Man
    July 4th, 2012
    Jerome Chen, Academy Award-nominated senior visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, talks about choreography and creation of the VFX on The Amazing Spider-Man.
    Rebooting a More Organic Spider-Man
    July 4th, 2012
    Sony Pictures Imageworks went more naturalistic for Marc Webb's reinvention of Spidey.
    Spider-Man: the detailed vfx of spiders and lizards
    July 3rd, 2012
    fxguide article about the visual effects Sony Pictures Imageworks did for The Amazing Spider-Man.
    Men in Black III - Alien Fish and Monocycle Chase shots
    June 12th, 2012
    Take a look at these two clips showing the amazing work done by Sony Pictures Imageworks.
    Men in Black III - Production Focus
    June 11th, 2012
    A very in-depth article about the visual effects con Men in Black III.
    How Men in Black 3 built a better alien
    May 28th, 2012
    A behind the scenes video showing the new creatures in MIB 3.
    Sony Imageworks and Men in Black III
    May 28th, 2012
    Visual Effects Supervisors Ken Ralston and Jay Redd talks about their work on Men in Black III.
    The Foundry - Showreel 2012
    May 9th, 2012
    A must see!
    Hotel Transylvania - Trailer
    March 27th, 2012
    Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.
    LOOK Effects Artist on SIGGRAPH Panel
    February 10th, 2012
    3D Artist Josh Mossotti Speaks at CG Lighting Panel and Technology Session.
    Art of Destruction (or Art of Blowing Crap Up)
    December 18th, 2011
    A very in-depth article about the art of destruction in visual effects by Mike Seymour.
    Men in Black III - Trailer
    December 12th, 2011
    Men in Black is back, take a look at the first trailer.
    The Smurfs - From Comic Strip to Big Screen
    October 29th, 2011
    A very informative video by the work done by Sony Pictures Imagework on The Smurfs
    The Foundry - Showreel 2011
    August 22nd, 2011
    The clips are amazing!
    Lucasfilm and Sony Pictures ImageWorks release Alembic 1.0
    August 9th, 2011
    Open source exchange format provides standard for exchanging animated computer graphics scenes between content creation software packages.
    The Smurfs Take Manhattan
    August 4th, 2011
    An AWN article about the work done by Sony Pictures Imageworks in The Smurfs.
    Building and Lighting a CG Smurf
    August 2nd, 2011
    Sony Pictures Imageworks shows how they made the little Smurfs looks so real.
    Zookeeper: An animal get together
    July 25th, 2011
    Imageworks visual effects supervisor Pete Travers delves into the challenging world of working with real animals and creating CG ones for Zookeeper. Includes a making of clip.
    The Amazing Spider-Man - First Trailer
    July 20th, 2011
    Fourth in the blockbuster film series based on the fictional Marvel Comics superhero, this prequel covers the early years of the superhero.
    Taking the Muzzle off Zookeeper
    July 13th, 2011
    Sony Pictures Imageworks takes talking animals to new heights.
    Green Lantern: Sony suits up
    July 5th, 2011
    fxguide talked with several members of the Sony Pictures Imageworks team responsible for bringing many of Green Lantern’s visual effects to the screen.
    Seeing the (Green) Light!
    June 19th, 2011
    Sony Imageworks vfx supervisor Jim Berney and his team revisit the classic comic book and use real-world references to construct the luminous world of Green Lantern.
    Green Lantern - Trailer 3D
    June 15th, 2011
    Green Lantern opens this weekend, take a look a this trailer to get into the mood.
    Biz battles crunch on tentpole vfx
    April 26th, 2011
    Blockbusters blow budgets, deadlines
    The Smurfs - Theatrical Trailer
    March 14th, 2011
    Finally we can see more of the Smurfs in this trailer
    a short history of CG characters in movies
    February 15th, 2011
    Take a look at this interesting documentary about the story of CG characters.
    Mars Needs Moms - Trailer
    January 29th, 2011
    A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.
    Blockbusters take toll on f/x shops
    June 1st, 2007
    Hollywood puts pressure on techies
    Spider-Man 3 : Production Focus
    May 28th, 2007
    Spider-Man 3 : Production Focus