The VFX house welcomes Craig Wentworth as VFX supervisor, Patricia Binga as animation supervisor, and Adam Harrison as VFX producer; recent Epic MegaGrant helps continued development of innovations in LED technology for virtual production and filmmaking.
Zoic Studios is expanding its Vancouver studio and creative team, naming Craig Wentworth as VFX supervisor, Patricia Binga as animation supervisor, and Adam Harrison as VFX producer. The hires come on the heels of a year of advancement, merging creativity and technology, despite the challenges of pandemic-related production shutdowns.
Wentworth brings over 25 years of experience in visual effects production for feature films, television dramas, commercials, and documentaries. He has worked on projects including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and episodics, including The Boys and For All Mankind. Binga boasts a diverse background in animation, coming from Ziva Dynamics and Pixomondo, where she led projects such as Midway, Goosebumps, and A Dog’s Way Home. Harrison spent several years at Pixomondo, where he worked on HBOMax's Raised by Wolves and the Apple TV+ series SEE.
In 2020, Zoic was awarded an Epic MegaGrant to continue in-house virtual production R&D, furthering the company’s 20-year legacy in the space that originated with their proprietary ZEUS pipeline in 2009. Innovations in LED technology for virtual filmmaking are already being leveraged on series including the latest DC superhero drama for the CW, Superman & Lois, and the upcoming fantasy drama Sweet Tooth coming to Netflix.
“We are incredibly proud of our team continuing to make significant creative and technical achievements despite the challenges of the pandemic to the production industry,” noted Zoic Studios co-founder and executive creative director Andrew Orloff. “I'm excited to expand that team with an amazing lineup of talent who will continue Zoic's advancements in real time content and film quality visual effects for television.”
Source: Zoic Studios