Phosphene Weaves Voodoo Spell For HBO's Treme
Postproduction was completed at PostWorks (New York, NY) by Online Editor Pat Kelleher and Colorist Ken Rubenfeld who handled the film-to-tape assignment.
Phosphene is an independent design and visual effects house led by Founders/Co-Owners John Bair and Vivian Connolly. The principals and their creative team recently completed visual effects for "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO) directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino; they are in the process of completing visual effects for "The Adjustment Bureau" starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt; On set VFX Supervision and VFX for "The Beaver" starring Mel Gibson and Jody Foster; VFX for "Vanishing on 7th Street" with Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo; VFX for "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber; and "The Real Housewives of D.C." (Half Yard Productions) for which they are designing and animating the show package; John Bair will direct the talent on this shoot. (While at other companies they created the show packages for both the New York and Atlanta franchises.)
Phosphene is headquartered at 435 Hudson Street, 9th floor, New York, NY
10014. For further information about Phosphene contact
vivian@phosheneFX.com, (212) 444-5828.
Airdate: April 11th, 10PM premiere on HBO
Length: 10, 1 hour episodes
Description: Mud-baked automobiles piled high under overpasses, damaged houses with fresh water and mold lines inside and out, downed fences and debris strewn lots where homes formerly stood - all the internal visual effects for the ten hour opening season of HBO's new drama series, "Treme," were designed and executed by the design and visual effects house Phosphene.
Visual Effects Company: Phosphene
City/State: New York, NY
VFX Director: John Bair
Executive Producer: Vivian Connolly
Associate Producer: Jody Peters
Senior Compositor: Scott Winston
Composite Artists: Connie Conrad, Tara Jacobson, Sergei Martirosov, Thomas
Panayiotou, Aaron Raff, Mark Rubbo.
3D Animators: Vance Miller, Steve Sullivan
Software/hardware: Phosphene utilized After Effects CS4, Photoshop CS4, 3ds Max 2009, Nuke and PC's (Intel Xeon Processors running Windows XP 64-bit) in the execution of this project.
Client: HBO/Blown Deadline
Executive Producers: David Simon, Nina Noble, Eric Overmyer, Carolyn Strauss
Co-Executive Producer:David Mills
Producer: Anthony Hemingway
Line Producer: Joseph Incaprera
Post-Producer: Jessica Levin
Associate Producer: Laura Schweigman
Location of Shoot: New Orleans, LA
Postproduction Facility: PostWorks
City/State: New York, NY
Online Editor: Pat Kelleher
Colorist: Ken Rubenfeld