01 January 2009, 06:16 PM
Los Angeles, CA – (January 30, 2009) – On the heels of opening a new 8,000-square-foot space in San Francisco last summer, VFX company Ntropic has opened a Los Angeles location to service its growing client base in the commercial, feature film and music video arenas. Designed to facilitate creative collaboration and equipped with the latest technology, the new space can handle visual effects projects of any size. Ntropic recently wrapped VFX work on “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” and worked with Len Wiseman on the third installment of “Underworld,” its first major film project out of the LA office.

The bright and spacious 6,000-square-foot creative environment offers the full-range of visual effects services including design, 3D and 2D animation, CG, compositing, finishing and postproduction. The technology in use includes the latest 3D, Maya, Shake, Flame, Inferno and Smoke systems, which work in tandem with the 3D pipeline in the San Francisco office.

“It became apparent that we needed to have an LA presence to better serve our existing director and agency clients more efficiently, and to foster new relationships,” says Nathan Robinson, Ntropic Founder/Creative Director. “Our seamless connectivity between the LA and San Francisco offices, both with full HD and CG/VFX capabilities, allow for an interchangeable workflow. Clients now have access to a full team of artists, technology and creative resources from both locations.”

Creative Director/CG Supervisor Andrew Sinagra will lead the team in LA, which has expanded with the addition of Lead CG Artist Dustin Zachary. Executive Producer Dana Townsend continues to be the main contact for both the LA and San Francisco locations. Maxwell Gosling and Anastacia Maggioncalda of Branch Represents will handle sales.

CG Artist Dustin Zachary was most recently with Sony Imageworks where he was Lead Modeler on feature films including “Beowulf,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Superman Returns,” “Spider-Man,” and “The Polar Express.” For “The ChubbChubbs,” he played an instrumental role in the character design.

“We’ve had some presence in LA, but more in a satellite capacity,” concludes Townsend. “Now we’re really excited about bringing on our new team of talent and being fully operational in both LA & San Francisco. For our clients, Ntropic has become synonymous with the highest quality of work. Time and again, they receive the top-level skills and creativity of our artists.”

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01 January 2009, 09:05 AM
Awesome news amongst all the retrenchments and closings. Hope to see more of this.

01 January 2009, 09:27 PM
Awesome news amongst all the retrenchments and closings. Hope to see more of this.

Yes, agreed, let's not let things like this go unposted. Things like this need to be heard about, it helps keep spirits and hopes up. Congrats on the new location!!!

02 February 2009, 03:57 PM
Congrats! Looks beautiful! Keep up the good work guys! :thumbsup:

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