... to their own company.
Former ImageMovers Employees Launch Atomic Fiction
The new full-service VFX business will aim to cut costs for clients without sacrificing quality.
Three VFX veterans let go from Robert Zemeckis’ recently shuttered ImageMovers Digital have launched a new facility in Emeryville, Calif.
Named Atomic Fiction, the business was co-founded by Kevin Baillie, who serves as president and VFX supervisor; Ryan Tudhope, creative director and VFX supervisor; and Jenn Emberly, performance and animation supervisor.
Atomic Fiction is opening in Emeryville ... as a full-service business, with art direction and concept design. It is focusing on high-end character work and digital environments as well as fire and water effects and compositing. ...
A long while back, c.g.i. supe Jim Hillin and I discussed the ongoing phenomenon of effects houses spawning the next generation of effects houses when employees went off and formed their own companies. This regenerative thing has been happening since the 1990s, the horse-and-buggy era of computer graphics.