January 6, 2016, 03:12 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. â€“ 2016 â€“ Leading visual effects and creative studio, ZERO VFX, has opened a bran new West-Coast operation.
The new 5,000-square-foot office in Venice Beach, California, expands on ZERO's long-term Boston headquarters and marks a substantial bi-coastal scaling of operations in both the feature film and commercial markets. The move and additional staffing in the Boston office effectively doubles the company size from 40 to 80+ employees.
Feature film and commercials success
ZERO has achieved great success in the feature film, television, and commercial markets, having recently executed three projects with Netflix Originals in less than a year and delivered work on high-profile feature projects including The Equalizer, Southpaw, and Black Mass. Several more high-profile projects are currently in the works.
ZERO's commercial credits include work for leading brands including Toyota, Jack Daniel's, New Balance and more. The Venice Beach office was partly chosen due to its prime location for the support of further high-end commercial work.
The company is renowned for its deep creative and technical problem solving and close involvement in projects. ZERO is lead by its two co-founders, industry veterans Brian Drewes (Head of Production) and Sean Devereaux (Creative Director).
Brian Drewes comments: "This is a really exciting time for us, and we are looking forward to offering our clients even greater service with the opening of our second location in LA. This office opening represents a clear extension of the quality, photo-real visual effects work we have been crafting in the feature film market, which continues to be an exciting and key part of our business, while also driving the commercial work we do alongside talented agencies and brands. We don't silo feature film work and commercials into divisions â€“ one supports and augments the other. Our Venice Beach office will strengthen our ability to serve our valued commercials clients with quality, creatively-driven effects work, while also enhancing the work we do in feature films."
Sean Devereaux comments: "This expansion is part of our continued, organic growth, diversifying our team and allowing a large pool of artists and producers to be case for each show and commercial project as it comes through. We are building technology that allows both locations to work together as a single studio that can share work, ideas, and creative direction."
ZERO prides itself on bridging the gap between cutting-edge technology and creativity. In August 2014 ZERO sold its commercial cloud rendering solution, ZYNC Render, to Google for an undisclosed sum. The technology, which was developed from the company's proprietary solution, was used to render effects in such movies as Star Trek: Into Darkness and Looper.
Google has since integrated the solution into its own Google Cloud Platform media solutions offering, helping the masses to render their creations without the constraints of mass on-site infrastructure.
About ZERO VFX
ZERO VFX creates photoreal visual effects and finishing services for the commercials and feature films.
ZERO's reputation is built upon executing impeccable creative work, supported by a technologically sophisticated pipeline. ZERO challenges its artists to bring their unique creativity to each project, crafting the overall picture while also focusing on the creation of beautiful images, frame by frame.
Recent feature engagements include The Equalizer, Southpaw, Black Mass, Fury, The Way Way Back, and American Hustle. Commercial credits include campaign work for brands Toyota, Jack Daniel's, New Balance and more.
In August 2014, ZERO sold its commercial cloud rendering solution, ZYNC Render, to Google for an undisclosed sum.
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Kayla Millhouse, Grammatik
Leading visual effects and creative studio ZERO VFX has opened a new 5,000-square-foot office in Venice Beach, California, expanding on ZERO’s long-term Boston headquarters. This new bi-coastal approach to operations will enable ZERO to continue delivering high-end visual effects to feature films such as Southpaw and Black Mass, while also continuing to develop in the commercials sector.