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Washington DC, USA
(Creative Cow)VFX Crossroads: Causes & Effects Of An Industry Crisis
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Join Date: Jan 2013
One of the best articles I've read to date on the problems plaguing the VFX industry. I'm hopeful that something of value will come out of these discussions to help stabilize the industry, although I still think it is going to get much worse before it gets better.
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hey can you fix this?
Digital Migrant Worker, Mongolia
Join Date: Jun 2003
This list is from the article and it's not a complete list.
It doesn't mention companies like Foundation Imaging or small studios that have downsized to just the core management and ramp up just for a project.
"Shuttered: a list of bankrupt or closed VFX Houses
This list has been kept and maintained over the years by Phil Feiner, who kindly made it available for publication. Thanks to Jonathan Erland for the suggestion to add the box office numbers for the films that these now-defunct VFX houses did. Global box office numbers are courtesy BoxOfficeMojo.com
Please note that more than one VFX house worked on most, if not all, of the movies listed below.
The list includes houses that did opticals & titles as well as a handful of post production facilities that also contributed visual effects. Most, but not all, of the facilities listed here were closed due to bankruptcy.
Rhythm & Hues Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ($1.1B); Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ($974M); Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring ($871M); The Hunger Games ($691M); Life of Pi ($601M thus far)
Digital Domain (Purchased by Galloping Horse (China) & Reliance Media (India) Titanic ($2.1B); Marvel's The Avengers ($1.5B); Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.1B); Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($836M); Transformers ($708M)
ICO VFX Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore ($112M)
CIS Hollywood Titanic ($2.1B); Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1B); Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($963M); The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($698M); Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($654M)
Kerner Optical Transformers: Dark of the Moon ($1.1B); Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($836M); Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786M); Iron Man 2 ($623M).
Asylum VFX Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1.1B); Alice in Wonderland ($1B); Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($836M); Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($786M); Transformers ($708M)
Cafι Fx (aka Computer Cafι) Alice in Wonderland ($1B); Spider-Man 3 ($890M); Iron Man ($585M); Armageddon ($553M); King Kong ($550M)
C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures X-Men ($296M); Doctor Dolittle ($294M); Flubber ($177M); Nutty Professor II: The Klumps ($166M); Saw II ($147M)
Illusion Arts The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe ($745M); Ghost ($505M); Bruce Almighty ($484M); Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian ($413M); Batman Forever ($336M)
Pacific Title & Art Studio Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1B); Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($963M); The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ($745M); Star Trek ($385M); Night at the Museum ($177M)
Gray Matter Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl ($654M); XXX ($277M); American Gangster ($266M); Fun with Dick and Jane ($202M); The Italian Job ($176M)
The Orphanage Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest ($1B); Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End ($963M); Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ($896M); Night at the Museum ($574M); Iron Man ($585M)
Digital Filmworks Planet of the Apes ($362M); Minority Report ($358M); The Longest Yard ($190M); Cheaper by the Dozen ($190M); Big Momma's House ($173M)
ESC Entertainment The Matrix Reloaded ($742M); The Matrix Revolutions ($427M); Constantine ($231M); Catwoman ($82M); The Ladykillers ($76M)
Howard Anderson Company Spider-Man ($821M); Hannibal ($351M); Jurassic Park III ($368M); Rush Hour 2 ($347M); Scary Movie ($278M)
Imagica USA My Fair Lady ($72M); Mysteries of Egypt IMAX ($45M); Island of the Sharks - IMAX ($10.7M); Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box -IMAX($5.23M)
B/G/L Post Evil Dead II ($5.92M); New Best Friend ($46.3K)
Buena Vista Imaging The Lion King ($951M); Beauty and the Beast ($425M); Armageddon ($553M); Toy Story ($362M); As Good As It Gets ($314M)
Centropolis Godzilla ($379M); What Women Want ($374M); How the Grinch Stole Christmas ($345M); Stuart Little ($300M); The Patriot ($215M)
Cinesite (Hollywood) Titanic ($2.1B); Mission: Impossible II ($546M); Armageddon ($553M); Ocean's Eleven ($450M); Rush Hour 2 ($347M)
The Secret Lab (TSL) Unbreakable ($248M); Gone in 60 Seconds ($237M); The Princess Diaries ($165M); Snow Dogs ($115M); Disney's The Kid ($110M)
2002 and Prior
Bill Cruse & Associates
CRC (Cinema Research)
DeGraf / Wahrman
Disney Visual Effects
Dream Quest Images
Eastern Opticals (NYC)
EEG (Entertainment Effects Group)
EFX Unlimited Inc. (NYC)
Ferren & Associates
Film Effects of Hollywood
Jack Rabin & Associates
LA Effects Group
Look Out Mountain
Master Film Effects
Master Film Effects
MGM Optical Dept.
Modern Film Effects
Optical Cinema Service
The Optical House-LA
The Optical House-NYC
Pacific Data Images (PDI)
Pittard Sullivan Design
POP (Pacific Ocean Post)
Post Group Film Unit
Robert Abel & Associates
RGA-NY (Robert Greenberg & Associates)
Skyline Digital Images
Total Optical Productions
Universal Digital Department
Universal Title & Optical
Universal Matte Department
Van Der Veer Photo Effects
VI Efx. 20th Century Fox
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