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    New Deal Studios

    Founded Year: 1995
    New Deal Studios is a full-service film production and visual effects studio unlike any in the world.

    Founded in 1995 by Matthew Gratzner, Ian Hunter and Shannon Blake Gans. This artist owned and operated, independent company is located in the Marina Media District in Marina del Rey, California. New Deal Studios contributes to each project by using a diverse palette of artistic tools and talent found in our art department, workshop, production, to the digital department and DI suite.

    Creativity and solid management practices are the foundation upon which New Deal Studios has grown over the years and why all major studios continue to entrust New Deal Studios with high-profile projects such as Batman: The Dark Knight and upcoming films Whiteout, 2012, Alice in Wonderland, and Martin Scorsese?s Shutter Island.

    visual effects, film production, digital effects, miniature effects, models, stage rental, motion control, additional photography



    John Stewart (2006)
    Matthew Gratzner (2011)
    Visual Effects Supervisor
    Popular Tasks: miniature effects previs venice and tiger bay miniatures miniature robot statue miniature crash palace miniature fortress miniature metal valley cg monorail


    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.
    Rob Legato on Hugo and The Joy of Filmmaking
    January 28th, 2012
    VFX Supervisor and 2nd Unit Director Rob Legato shares some of the secrets of a tribute to the love of making and watching movies, and insights into two filmmaking masters.
    Cinefex #128 is out!
    December 20th, 2011
    it covers Real Steel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Hugo and The Tree of Life.
    Hugo: a study of modern inventive visual effects
    December 2nd, 2011
    A very in-depth article about the visual effects on Hugo, a must read.
    Real Steel - Hard-hitting effects
    October 18th, 2011
    A nice article by The Daily about how Digital Domain borrowed technology from Avatar.
    Hugo - Trailer
    July 15th, 2011
    Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
    Green Lantern - Trailer 3D
    June 15th, 2011
    Green Lantern opens this weekend, take a look a this trailer to get into the mood.