VFX Legion has announced the signing of veteran VFX producer Tony Gallardo. He will work in the company’s British Columbia office with Dylan Yastremski, Legion Studios/B.C.’s head of production and partner, and VFX supervisor/founder James David Hattin, who oversees the company’s global creative resources from its Burbank studio.
“Tony joins our B.C. studio at an exciting time,” says Yastremski. “Establishing a presence in the province in 2019 was a turning point for the company. The increased work for films and television shows prompted last year’s move to a larger space and investments in upgrades and a broader range of capabilities, as well as the expansion of management, and our collective of artists based throughout the province.”
“The addition of a VFX producer to the studio’s core team was key to our growth strategy, and Tony is an ideal fit with our vision,” adds Yastremski. “His organizational skills and keen eye for detail ensure that every aspect of producing complex visual effects receives the attention required to efficiently deliver the quantity and quality of digital effects that productions demand.”
“Tony brings 15-years of experience producing, coordinating, and editing visual effects for the US and international markets to the table,” says Hattin. “His ability to efficiently orchestrate large geographically and culturally diverse teams uniquely qualifies him to work with Legion’s growing global collective of 250+ WFH artists and support talent. Tony’s skill navigating workflow while taking full advantage of the nimble, efficient capabilities of our virtual work environment is another strength that makes him a valuable asset to our team.”
“Coming from an editorial background, I began my career cutting commercials mainly for the Mexican and Latin American markets, while mastering some early compositing software during downtime,” says Gallardo. “My first experience with digital effects was in 2006 when I composited a couple of shots for the feature film Never on a Sunday, a dark comedy directed by Daniel Gruener. I found that creating visual effects required a collaborative, team-driven approach that really appealed to me.”
Gallardo landed at Ollin VFX in 2008, where he helped develop the visual effects editorial team and pipeline for several high-profile films, such as, TRON: Legacy, The Last Air Bender, The Social Network, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, among others.
“I couldn’t be happier about joining VFX Legion. I’d followed the company for years and was impressed by its work, as well as its unconventional approach. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to leverage my experience as a VFX Producer with strong communication skills and contribute to its growth,” adds Gallardo.
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