View Full Version : Stargate Digital Launches Visual Effects Facility at London's Pinewood Studios

01 January 2004, 03:29 PM
"Stargate Digital, the visual effects studio based in Pasadena, Californa, has opened a new facility, Stargate Digital UK, at London's historic Pinewood Studios.

The new high-speed, deep storage digital facility is modeled after Stargate's growing and groundbreaking Los Angeles and Vancouver studios. All three studios will be linked via a state-of-the art high-speed, high-resolution digital network and will be able to quickly and efficiently work on projects and pool talent.

The U.K. arm already is working on the visual effects for WHITE NOISE, a feature film starring Michael Keaton and directed by Geoffrey Sax. Principal photography was completed in Vancouver in October 2003. Stargate Digital visual effects supervisor Jennifer Eachren oversaw the on-set VFX in Vancouver, including design and pre-visualization. Digital visual effects will be finished in London under the direction of visual effects supervisor Simon Giles. "

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01 January 2004, 12:00 AM
Stargateís Vancouver studio is a sweatshop. The workers are paid ridiculously low and they make them work killer hours. Ridicules hour is part of the business, but those guys need to be paid what they are worth. Unfortunately, there is glut of artist here in Vancouver and these guys know they can take advantage of people. Most of the people that take their jobs are students, but they leave once they get a better offer. Itís a revolving door there.


01 January 2004, 12:25 AM
so is there a studio in Vancouver where people are paid competitively and where the atmosphere does not feel like a "revolving door, get your foot in the industry yet get the hell outta there as quickly as you can"?

just curious.

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