Cinesite has launched VIS, offering a suite of visualisation services.

The announcement follows last month’s immersive division launch and last year’s investment in performance capture studio Imaginarium Studios.

The new division will expand the company’s previs, virtual production, techvis and postvis services, and will align with Cinesite’s concept and pipeline departments.

The team behind Cinesite VIS is led by Head of Visualisation Richard Clarke, who joins from NVIZ where he was Head of Postvis. He brings a broad experience with an extensive history as a VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor and CFX Supervisor across a diverse range of projects.

Joining Cinesite VIS alongside Clarke, also previously from NVIZ, is Eduardo Schmidek, a Visualisation and Real-Time supervisor with more than 20-years’ experience on high profile shows including “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, “The Midnight Sky” (Academy-award nominated for VFX) and “Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical”. Schmidek has been integral in putting together the workflow and pipeline currently used in Previs and Postvis shows, both in Unreal Engine and Maya.

Richard Clarke said, “What we do allows clients to explore a variety of ideas, to bring the pages of a script to life, to inform every step of the film-making process. Together with Cinesite, we will strengthen and extend that creative partnership throughout the entire process, from script to delivery.”

Clarke will report to Jocelin Capper, Cinesite London’s general manager, who said, “With an in-house visualisation (VIS) team, Cinesite will be able to offer end to end solutions for projects. Clients will have the option to place their previs, postvis and VFX under one roof rather than having to wrangle multiple companies over many months. This will provide greater flexibility, consistency and can reduce costs.”

Cinesite VIS is currently working on feature film projects as part of an integrated offering, but will also operate as a standalone visualisation vendor, with more projects slated over the coming months.

Cinesite’s recent work includes “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,” the upcoming “Road House” & “The Fall Guy” movies, “True Detective: Night Country and “The Witcher S3.” Its newly launched immersive division was nominated for a Visual Effects Society award in January for its work with Frameless, the immersive art venue.


Jon Creamer

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