Cinesite launches visualisation service division

Member News  |  19 February 2024

The new division, “Cinesite VIS,” will align with the company’s existing services to allow end-to-end visual effects solutions.

Eduardo Schmidek, Visualisation and Real-Time Supervisor, and Richard Clarke, Head of Visualisation at Cinesite VIS

Entertainment service studio Cinesite, known for its award-winning work in visual effects, animation and immersive projects, has launched VIS, offering a suite of visualisation services by a team of world-class experts.

This is the latest in a series of announcements by the studio, following last month’s immersive division launch and last year’s investment in world-renowned performance capture studio Imaginarium Studios. The new division will expand the company’s previs, virtual production, techvis and postvis services, and will align with Cinesite’s concept and pipeline departments.

The team behind Cinesite VIS is led by Head of Visualisation Richard Clarke. He brings his broad experience and creative flair to the newly created role thanks to his extensive history as a Head of Postvis, VFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor and CFX Supervisor across a diverse range of projects. Richard will report to Jocelin Capper, Cinesite London’s general manager.

What we do allows clients to explore a variety of ideas, to bring the pages of a script to life, to inform every step of the film-making process. Together with Cinesite, we will strengthen and extend that creative partnership throughout the entire process, from script to delivery.

Richard Clarke, Head of Visualisation at Cinesite VIS

Cinesite VIS is currently working on feature film projects as part of an integrated offering, but will also operate as a standalone visualisation vendor, with more projects slated over the coming months.

With an in-house visualisation (VIS) team, Cinesite will be able to offer end to end solutions for projects. Clients will have the option to place their previs, postvis and VFX under one roof rather than having to wrangle multiple companies over many months. This will provide greater flexibility, consistency and can reduce costs.

Jocelin Capper, General Manager at Cinesite London

Joining Cinesite VIS, alongside Richard, is Eduardo Schmidek, a Visualisation and Real-Time supervisor with more than 20-years’ experience on high profile shows including Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Midnight Sky (Academy-award nominated for VFX) and Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Eduardo has been integral in putting together the workflow and pipeline currently used in Previs and Postvis shows, both in Unreal Engine and Maya, enabling filmmakers to quickly build their edits with shots that are considerably closer to the final image.

Cinesite’s recent work includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, the upcoming Road House and The Fall Guy movies, True Detective: Night Country and The Witcher S3. Its newly launched immersive division was nominated for a Visual Effects Society award in January for its work with Frameless, the immersive art venue.

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