A.K. Strom, director of the upcoming science fiction thriller The Watchers, says that with the latest advances in camera technology and digital effects, it is now possible for even the smallest, low-budget indie films to have realistic CGI.
White House Down co-producers Marc Weigert and Volker Engel set up their management platform Uncharted Territory in 1999 to serve as the production and visual effects hub on films they’ve been involved with including 2012, Anonymous and others. Due to the very tight, 12-month delivery schedule for White House Down, Weigert and Engel, who also served as co-VFX supervisors on the film, recruited ten visual effects vendors around the world—all using Shotgun software to push and pull shots.
32Ten Studios in San Rafael, California provided a number of practical effects for Pacific Rim, a Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Montreal area effects house Modus FX completed 240 visual effects shots for This Is The End, the apocalyptic comedy directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in theatres now.