Press Release by Entity FX
Santa Monica, CA (September 1, 2009) - Film, television and commercial visual effects company Entity FX announced today that it has completed visual effects for the final sequence of the motion picture THE FINAL DESTINATION. Directed by David R. Ellis and distributed in the U.S. by New Line Cinema, the film is the fourth movie in the popular horror-thriller franchise, which deals with the chance of cheating death.
THE FINAL DESTINATION raises the stakes by being the first in the series to be released in stereoscopic 3D. Entity FX was hired to complete the climactic end sequence of the movie, creating a number of completely synthetic shots with fully CG characters linked up in stereo space (left eye and right eye) with real actors seen earlier in the sequence.
Entity FX used a variety of tools to complete the project, including Autodesk Maya for 3D modeling and animation and The Foundry NUKE for compositing and image effects.
Individuals contributing to Entity FX's work included Mat Beck, Senior VFX Supervisor; Brian Harding, VFX Supervisor; Daniel Rucinski, VFX Executive Producer; Ellyn Lewis, General Manager, Entity FX; Trent Smith, Creative VFX Producer; Jack Liburn, Associate VFX Producer/Coordinator; Rob Reinhart, Lead Compositor; Dave Franks; Stereoscopic Imaging Compositor; Rik Panero, Stereoscopic CG Lead; Junji Hirano, Mike (Pharoah) Barrett, Andreas "AJ" Hester, John Sparks, Leslie Conover, Andrea Shear, Manny Wong, 3D Artists; Viet Nguyen, Systems Engineering; and Nate Smalley and Aaron Leichter, Data I/O.
About Entity FX:
Entity FX specializes in visual effects for feature film, television and commercials. With facilities in Santa Monica, California, and Vancouver, British Columbia, Entity FX delivers creativity on the demands of today's production with a range of services in pre-visualization, on-set supervision, virtual backgrounds, matte painting, environmental effects, compositing, CG animation, specialty photography and more.
Entity FX has contributed visual effects to a range of motion pictures including Law Abiding Citizen, The Spirit, The X Files: I Want To Believe, Into the Wild, Rush Hour 3, Miami Vice, Spider-Man 2, The Aviator, Scary Movie 4, Herbie: Fully Loaded and many others. Credits in television include Eastwick, The Vampire Diaries, Smallville, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Harper's Island, Pushing Daisies, Fight Science, Crime 360, 48 Hours Mystery and numerous other television pilots, specials and shows.
Entity FX has received several awards and nominations from the Visual Effects Society and two Emmy Awards for its work on Sport Science. For more information, visit www.entityfx.com