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Psyop Announces New Film & TV Division

Award-winning industry vets Kymber Lim, Dan Schrecker, Dan Levitan and Marshall Krasser push visual effects expertise into the newly-formed Psyop Film & Television division.

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES & VANCOUVER -- Creative studio Psyop announced the launch of its newly-formed Film & Television division.

Kymber Lim will head up the new division as Managing Director, while senior VFX supervisors Dan Schrecker, Dan Levitan and Marshall Krasser will be based, respectively, in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Lim will be based in Psyop’s Los Angeles office alongside senior executive producers Mark Driscoll and Henrik Fett.

“Psyop currently enjoys a world-class reputation and we’re excited to expand that reputation into film and television with strong hires who bring expertise and creativity to our team,” said Mark Tobin, chief operating officer of Psyop Media Company. “The additions of these award-winning hires will allow the company continue to carve out and further define our position in the VFX feature and television market.”

As managing director of Psyop Film & Television, Lim will oversee and lead the strategic growth and direction of this newly formed division. Lim is also a content producer, award-winning visual effects producer and consultant who brings decades of production and visual effects expertise to television, commercials, films, and digital content. Along with running a successful visual effect facility in Santa Monica, Lim has developed TV and film content, tested concepts for studios and networks with technical and budgetary challenges, and experimented with game engines to create content and produced virtual reality experiences.

Previously Lim consulted and produced for several companies including, Bento Box Entertainment/FOX, Microsoft, Starz, Digital Domain, Bit Theory China, Macrograph Korea, and other U.S. production companies. She began her career in visual effects working on the largest and most technically challenging format, 70mm stereoscopic IMAX 3D. Lim also consulted on Bong Joon-ho’s The Host as a VFX liaison between Korea and U.S. visual effects company The Orphanage.

Schrecker is an award-winning visual effects supervisor with deep roots in New York's film and VFX scene. Since 1998, he has been in NY supervising and creating visual effects and designing titles, always bringing a strong artistic approach to his work. Schrecker has been nominated for Visual Effects Society Awards on three occasions for his work as VFX supervisor on Black Swan, The Fountain and Frida. In addition, he was the lead VFX supervisor on Warm Bodies, Moonrise Kingdom, Limitless, Precious and Requiem for a Dream.

Based in Los Angeles, Levitan is a visual effects veteran who has worked for companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Hammerhead, Dream Quest, Cinesite, C.I.S., and Digital Dimension. Recent Hammerhead VFX Supervising credits include Horrible Bosses 2, Heaven is for Real, The Hangover (parts 2 and 3), Gangster Squad, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Green Hornet and Fright Night. His 20-plus years in visual effects have allowed him to cultivate a highly efficient and creative approach to visual effects and on-set photography, as well as leading visual effects teams.

Krasser plays a key role in the expansion of Psyop Film & Television’s presence in Vancouver. Prior to joining Psyop, he served as VFX supervisor at Prime Focus World Vancouver and Scanline VFX Vancouver. Before that, Krasser spent nearly 18 years working at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco and Singapore, where he worked with such “greats” as Dennis Muren, Stefen Fangmeier and Eric Brevig.

 In addition to contributing to three Oscar-winning and several Oscar-nominated films, Krasser is the recipient of two Visual Effects Society Awards for War of the Worlds, in 2005 and a 2008 BAFTA Nominee for his work on Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In 2011, Krasser became a member of the Visual Effects Branch of The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences [AMPAS]. He also served six years on the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society.

Source: Psyop

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.