Virtual Production specialist Final Pixel is launching Worldbuilders, an expanded Virtual Art Department that specialises in optimised and photorealistic realtime environment creation for Virtual Production.

The team deploys emerging technologies for asset creation – including the latest in realtime world creation and a team of 3D scenic artists.

Chris Bouchard has been brought in as VP Supervisor in the UK to bolster the team, with his remit to put his extensive experience in both on-location filmmaking, art direction and as a VFX technologist into growing the team of Worldbuilders.

Bouchard will also lead on-set teams. His experience spans many Virtual Production projects for major studios such as ILM and Lux Machina, including on the Brain Bar for Ant Man & The Wasp Quantumania and supporting the VP teams running shows including Barbie, Hijacked, The Mandalorian 3, The Batman, and The Creator (2023).

Chris Bouchard said ‘’Absolutely delighted to join the team at Final Pixel. Final Pixel are thought leaders in VP who are experts at adapting this revolutionary technology for their clients, with the practical insight of being filmmakers themselves, and a roster of ace realtime artist talent. The future of production is leveraging real-time tools, from Previs to LED Volumes to VFX, and the photoreal abilities of Unreal Engine for virtual cinematography are getting better by the day. I can’t wait to get stuck in with the incredible artists at Final Pixel Worldbuilders, bringing the latest in digital artistry and virtual cinematography tools to the next wave of virtual productions!”

Michael McKenna, CEO said ‘’With Worldbuilders, we are scaling up our Virtual Art Department team, building on the expertise and workflow for realtime and Virtual Production which we have fine-tuned in the past 3 years as a leader in the field.  Bringing Chris Bouchard onboard in the UK represents our continued growth in Virtual Production and focus on building the greatest team in the world.  I’m particularly excited to see what he will bring our world-class team of Worldbuilders’’

Final Pixel is a global Virtual Production specialist, providing a premium end-to-end production service to Advertising, Film & Episodic clients.

Worldbuilders is a new specialised Virtual Art Department – experienced at creating optimised and photorealistic 3D environments for LED wall virtual production internationally.

Jon Creamer

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