Dilated Pixels Provides VFX for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Producer Rhoades Rader, while working at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films, found, packaged, developed and/or produced such films as “Starsky and Hutch,” “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny,” “Tropic Thunder” and “Dodgeball.” In 2005, Rader left Red Hour Films to produce critically-acclaimed “Kabluey,” starring Lisa Kudrow, “Still Waiting” (the sequel to the hit film “Waiting”) for Lion’s Gate, and the Mario Van Peebles-directed blues music flick “Redemption Road,” starring Michael Clarke Duncan, Taryn Manning, Tom Skerritt and Luke Perry. Rader also produced “Infestation” for Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment, a film heavy with CGI effects, and the inspiration for co-founding Dilated Pixels in 2007.
VFX Producer PJ Foley began his Hollywood career with the words, “Let’s put him on Star Trek,” leading to his immediate work as a visual effects artist on the hit TV series “Star Trek Voyager.” Working in-house for a pioneering visual effects shop, Foley next found himself working on visual effects for the ground-breaking, CG-animated TV series, “Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles.” Foley followed up the series work with what would become one of his all-time favorite projects: “Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition” -- a restoration project that added many effects that remained unfinished from the 1979 premiere of that film.
Foley next moved into the videogame industry, bringing his Hollywood proven approach to the cinematics team at Westwood Studios in Las Vegas. He returned to Los Angeles in 2003, and has since lent his hand as a VFX Artist, VFX Supervisor, and VFX Producer on such film and television projects as “Hellboy,” “Star Trek Enterprise,” “Battlestar Galactica,” commercial work, “creature features,” and a variety of independent films.
About Dilated Pixels:
Founded in 2007 by Rhoades Rader, Jeff Balis, TJ Sakasegawa and PJ Foley, Dilated Pixels is a full service visual effects, motion graphics, main title and live action production company based in Hollywood, CA. Since its founding, the company has blossomed not only as a noted visual effects house, but also as a one-stop production shop for commercials, music videos, and short-form web content from videogame companies, advertising agencies, brands, and notable directors.
The company’s staff is comprised of VFX artists and supervisors with a wide range of experience across all areas of computer generated visual effects. Dilated Pixels handles all aspects of any size CGI production, including concept design in pre-production, to on-set VFX supervision, and through to the creation of the final CGI elements for film, TV and web. Also featuring HD editing facilities, Dilated Pixels can deliver high-end visual effects through a highly efficient means of creation, maximizing the CGI- production-to-cost ratio for its diverse group of clients.
Clients of Dilated Pixels include FOX, Discovery, SyFy, Sony, Screen Gems, Lionsgate, Universal, Warner Bros., and CBS. The company is located at 6121 Sunset Blvd., Suite # 103, Hollywood, CA, 90028. The phone is 323/466-0930, and the web is www.dilatedpixels.net