Method Opens Facilities in Australia

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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Method Studios the visual effects group within the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has announced the addition of three facilities in Australia further expanding Method's already established network of studios in Los Angeles Vancouver New York and London. Feature work being completed across the Method brand includes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Fox directed by Timur Bekmambetov) Dark Shadows (Warner Bros. directed by Tim Burton) Clash of the Titans 2: Wrath of the Titans (Warner Bros. directed by Jonathan Liebesman) and J. Edgar (Warner Bros. directed by Clint Eastwood).

 Joining the group under the Method banner is a brand new commercial facility in Sydney's fashionable waterside district of Walsh Bay and the Deluxe owned and operated commercial post-production business in Melbourne previously known as MRPPP and Sydney-based feature visual effects studio at Lane Cove previously operating as CIS-Postmodern.

 Uniting our Australian visual effects businesses under the Method Studios brand paves the way for those creative facilities to work together even more synergistically says Stefan Sonnenfeld president of Deluxe Creative Services. It's our plan to continue to increase the level of collaboration among all the creative facilities within Deluxe's global network to further benefit our clients both creatively and financially wherever they may be.  Method Studios in Australia launches with a team that is already well known in the local Australian and Asian markets says Dan Glass Method Studios' executive vice president senior visual effects supervisor. We share the same goals of a strong creatively driven brand and will be working together to build on our creative and technical resources for both commercials and feature films. Being part of Method's international network means we can really raise the bar creatively for local clients says Alaric McAusland head of Deluxe in Australia. With the recent increase in the tax rebates for feature film production our international clients will also be able to get their visual effects done locally. This is a win-win situation for the creative community of Australia.

 The Method Australia feature visual effects facility will include a dedicated software team under Paul Ryan vice president of technology and former CTO of WETA the goal being the ability to share tools assets and shots across the facilities. The feature division also includes VFX supervisor James Rogers who has enjoyed close collaborations with filmakers such as Alex Proyas and Baz Luhrmann.

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