Veteran visual effects team opens boutique shop in Hollywood.
A team of visual effects veterans has just announced the opening of their new company, Mammal Studios. Based in Hollywood and focusing on film and television, Mammal Studios is a full-service effects house with an emphasis on creating CG environments and realistic set extensions. The studio is headed up by Visual Effects Supervisors Gregory Oehler and Gregory Liegey, with Michele Vallillo serving as Executive Producer.
Spearheading its pipeline development are Digital Effects Supervisor Michael Harbour, Compositing Supervisor James Kuroda and CG Supervisor Jason Wardle.
Prior to forming Mammal, they have collectively contributed their artistic and technical talents to award-winning work at such companies as ILM, Sony Imageworks, Digital Domain, CIS Hollywood, and Rhythm & Hues Studios.
With the current unsettled climate the visual effects industry is experiencing, particularly having to compete with worldwide tax incentives, Mammal plans to capitalize on the advantages of having a local presence with a modern pipeline that can quickly adapt to changing project needs. With a compact and powerful team, Mammal can offer one-on-one interactivity while delivering shots at a scale previously out of reach for a boutique facility.
Source: Mammal Studios
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.