Zoic Studios Launches New Visual Effects Blog
Press Release from Zoic Studios
Timed with the launch of the new series "V", Zoic Studios unveils "I Design Your Eyes" (http://idesignyoureyes.com), a new blog that provides a place for professional digital storytellers to share their love of the art and science of visual effects and filmmaking. Front and center is a look at "V", which premieres tonight on ABC. The visual effects and digital production for the science fiction drama were created by Zoic.
Scott Peters, creator of "The 4400," brings fans a modern take on the classic "V" that pays loving homage to its 80's inspiration. Written by Peters and directed by Yves Simoneau, the pilot episode stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Morris Chestnut (Kung Fu Panda 2), Joel Gretsch (The 4400, Taken); and Firefly alumni Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk.
The remake hews closely to the story of the original: mile-wide alien motherships appear above the major cities of the Earth. The aliens call themselves "The Visitors," and appear to be identical to humans. They claim to come in peace, seeking to trade advanced technology for resources. But the Visitors are not what they seem, and hide sinister intentions. While much of humanity welcomes the Visitors, a resistance movement begins to form.
Zoic is responsible for all of the visual effects for "V," with VFX production led by creative director and VFX supervisor Andrew Orloff (FlashForward, Fringe, CSI) and visual effects producer Karen Czukerberg (Eleventh Hour). Work on the pilot was split between Zoic's Vancouver studio, which handled greenscreen and virtual sets, and the Los Angeles studio, where the motherships and other effects were created.
Visitors to "I Design Your Eyes" can find out more about the production on "V," see Zoic Studios staffers in full Halloween regalia and have the opportunity to engage in discussions about the industry, its projects and people. There's also an extension of the community on Facebook(http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Design-Your-Eyes/163671542378) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/IDesignYourEyes).