files/pictures/picture-35.jpgRed Star Studio has opened its doors in Sheffield. The new company will produce high-end digital effects and animation aimed at independent film and television. Situated in the burgeoning film community of Sheffield in the north of England and with a base in London, Red Star has been founded by the award-winning duo Benjamin Smith and Jan Rogowski. Their previous credits include Chris Morris' BAFTA award-winning 35mm short film MY WRONGS 8245-8249 AND 117, for which they created all the visual effects.
"We approach all our work primarily as filmmakers, not just as effects or animation artists." said Smith. "We concentrate on how our work fits into the film as a whole and develop collaborative relationships with producers and directors to achieve that."
Innovative mobile workstations mean Red Star can set up equipment to collaborate on effects in the customer's own premises, or using the digital projection facilities at the Showroom Cinema, adjacent to Red Star's premises at Sheffield Technology Parks.
Smith and Rogowski also produced and directed THE MISSION, a 10-minute large format film in stereoscopic 3D, which plays in the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, Michigan.
"We have all the skills and resources to produce an entire digital film in-house," noted Smith, "As well as a unique creative style which is always distinctive and exciting."
Their Website at www.redstarstudio.co.uk
features an online portfolio of previous work undertaken by Red Star's artists, as well as a showreel of effects and animation.