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Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX has grown to over 350 accomplished artists and professionals with studios in Montreal, Los Angeles, and Quebec City. The company has delivered award-winning visual effects for over 80 feature films, including Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Legend of Tarzan, Warcraft, and the Academy Award®-winning Birdman. The studio won VES awards for its VFX work on Game of Thrones (2016) and Birdman (2015), as well as three Emmy® Awards for its work on Game of Thrones (2014, 2015, 2016). Rodeo FX’s advertising division created the opening sequence for NBC’s NFL Super Bowl (2015), the opening action videos for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, and the Nike ‘Just Do It’ campaign (2016). For more information, visit rodeofx.com

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Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemRodeo FX has created a breakdown reel of the visual effects shots it delivered for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The video highlights work on the following key sequences: the interior and exterior of the Woolworth building; the entirely CG interior of MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world; the reconstruction of Jacob’s room and alleyway; and fantastic beasts and their magical environments.
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Rodeo FX Wins 3 VES Awards for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins 3 VES Awards for Game of ThronesRodeo FX won three VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for its work on Game of Thrones at the 15th VES Awards ceremony held last night in Los Angeles. The awards honored the studio’s work on "Battle of the Bastards", the ninth and most memorable episode of season 6, in the following categories.
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ARRIVAL: Gravity Shift Sequence Explained in Rodeo FX Breakdown Reel
ARRIVAL: Gravity Shift Sequence Explained in Rodeo FX Breakdown ReelRodeo FX completed 60 visual effects shots for ARRIVAL, the alien visitation movie from acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners, Enemy). Working once again with VFX supervisor Louis Morin, the studio helped create a gravity shift sequence, multiple aircrafts, and digi-doubles of actors. Shot entirely in Quebec, Arrival is based on Ted Chiang’s novella Story of Your Life.
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Rodeo FX Nominated for 5 VES Awards
Rodeo FX Nominated for 5 VES Awards
Record Number of Nominations for the Montreal Studio
Rodeo FX has been nominated for 5 VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards for its work on Game of Thrones and Black Sails 3. This recognition from the industry's leading professional organization affirms Rodeo FX’s focus on providing film and television with high-quality visual effects and positions the company for another strong year in 2017.
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Rodeo FX Works Its Magic for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rodeo FX Works Its Magic for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemRodeo FX delivered 126 visual effects shots for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, including many featured creatures and their environments, the magical reconstruction of a destroyed room, and MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world. Helmed by David Yates, who directed four Harry Potter movies, Fantastic Beasts is a spinoff to the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. When a wizard, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), loses his magical suitcase full of enchanted creatures during a visit to New York, he and his new friends must chase them down and try to recapture them.
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Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Rodeo FX Breathes Life into Jungle Animals for Tarzan
Mimicking the Quality of Wild Footage with Completely CG Animals
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for The Legend of Tarzan, including action sequences with CG hippos and crocodiles, where realistic water interaction was critical for the success of the shots. The studio’s VFX work helped lift these animal sequences to a level where they look like scenes from a nature documentary. This is the first major production on which Rodeo FX has created CG creatures, adding to its repertoire of VFX skills.
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Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones
Recipient of Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Season 6 “Battle of the Bastards”
For the third consecutive year Rodeo FX has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects on HBO’s Game of Thrones. The VFX studio won the award for its work on “Battle of the Bastards”, the ninth and perhaps most memorable episode in Season 6.
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Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6
Rodeo FX Helps Bring to Life Game of Thrones Season 6Rodeo FX produced 152 visual effects shots for eight episodes of season 6 of Game of Thrones, HBO’s epic fantasy drama. The studio’s work included a pivotal battle scene at the gates of Meereen. Over six months, and working on the kind of tight production schedule required for episodic TV, Rodeo FX delivered cinematic quality work, enhancing the magic for audiences around the world. The studio has been nominated for another Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones. It previously won Emmys for seasons 4 and 5.
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Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
Rodeo FX Brings Insight and Enthusiasm to Deadpool
Creating the Grotesque Look and Feel of the Unmasked Antihero
Rodeo FX completed close to 230 VFX shots for Deadpool, Tim Miller’s R-rated depiction of the Marvel Comics anti-superhero. The studio, led by VFX supervisor Wayne Brinton, worked on complex sequences that required fire and embers, grotesque skin alterations, and set extensions. Rodeo FX brought its unique skills to this collaborative VFX effort, ensuring that the finished product was much more than the sum of its parts.
published 4 years ago   read more
Rodeo FX Wins VES Award for Game of Thrones: City of Volantis
Montreal Studio Delivered Over 200 VFX for Season 5 of Hit TV Show
Rodeo FX has won a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for its work on Season 5 of Game of Thrones. The award for Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode honoured the studio’s creation of the city of Volantis. Rodeo FX received the award last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and can add it to the VES Award it won last year for its work on Birdman.
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Rodeo FX Recreates 1800s Whaling Village for In the Heart of the Sea
Setting the stage for historic drama with compelling visual effects
Rodeo FX recreated 19th-century Nantucket for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte painting for a total of over 260 visual effects shots. The VFX studio’s work demonstrates the power and impact of visual effects, not only for bringing period films to life, but also expanding the storytelling pallet by conveying drama and atmosphere in support of the unfolding narrative. In the Heart of the Sea has been nominated for a VES Award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects category.
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Rodeo FX Wins Second Straight Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award for Work on Season 5
For the second straight year Rodeo FX has won a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. The VFX studio took home the award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for “The Dance of Dragons”, the ninth episode of Season 5 of the most popular series on HBO. Acting as one of the main visual effects vendors on the show, Rodeo FX continues to build on its partnership with the VFX team at HBO.
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Rodeo FX Nominated for Emmy Award for Game of Thrones Season 5
Building Imaginative Environments from the Ground Up
Rodeo FX completed nearly 200 visual effects shots for Season 5 of Game of Thrones for which it has, once again, been nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. The VFX studio used its expertise in animation, digital matte painting, and crowd simulation to create key sequences from scratch, including the destruction of the Harpy statue atop the Meereen temple, the eerie Smoking Sea of Valyria, and the ancient city of Volantis. Rodeo FX has extended and deepened its work for the show, for which it won an Emmy for Season 4.
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Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
Rodeo FX Delivers Escape Sequence for Tomorrowland
Combining Practical Elements with CGI for a Realistic Look
Rodeo FX completed 50 visual effects shots for the latest Brad Bird movie, Tomorrowland, including digital matte painting, bluescreen compositing, scene enhancements, CG effects and simulation, and a thrilling sequence in which the central characters escape in a rocket-propelled bathtub pod moments before their farmhouse explodes. Partnering once again with ILM, Rodeo FX combined digital effects and miniatures shot in-house to deliver visual effects for a magical and futuristic world.
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Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of Thrones
Rodeo FX Wins Emmy Award for VFX on Game of ThronesRodeo FX was rewarded with a prestigious Emmy Award for its contribution to the visual effects on Game of Thrones. Acting as one of the main VFX vendors on the series, the Montreal-based company created a total of 150 visual effects shots for the 4th season of HBO’s most popular show of all time.
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Camille Geier joins Rodeo FX as Executive Producer
Camille Geier joins Rodeo FX as Executive ProducerMontreal-based VFX studio Rodeo FX increases its presence in the United States with the recent addition of Camille Geier to its management team. Rodeo FX offers a complete array of visual effects services to the film, television and advertising industry. Acting as Executive Producer for the studio, Camille Geier will work actively in New York City and on the East Coast, where Rodeo FX intends to build new relationships with film, television and commercial producers who are looking to couple creative approaches with the highest quality standards in the industry.
published 6 years ago   read more
Rodeo FX Once Again Teams with ILM to Deliver Innovative and "Incredibly Realistic" VFX for "Pacific Rim"
Rodeo FX Once Again Teams with ILM to Deliver Innovative and "Incredibly Realistic" VFX for "Pacific Rim"Renowned visual effects production studio Rodeo FX tackled a comprehensive array of creative and technological challenges through its contributions to “Pacific Rim,” marking the company’s ninth collaboration with ILM. Rodeo FX created and produced 200 visual effects shots for “Pacific Rim.” From Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment, “Pacific Rim,” directed by Guillermo del Toro, was released on July 12, 2013.
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Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"
Rodeo FX "Magically" Delivers 350 Shots As Main VFX Vendor On "Now You See Me"Renowned visual effects production studio Rodeo FX has “magically” delivered 350 complex VFX shots for “Now You See Me,” serving as the film’s main VFX vendor. The film was released by Summit Entertainment May 31st. The Rodeo FX team created and produced a huge and diverse array of shots for the new film, comprising 23 total minutes of visual effects-driven screen time.
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Rodeo FX Names Audrey Boivin to the Position of Producer, Advertising Department
Rodeo FX Names Audrey Boivin to the Position of Producer, Advertising DepartmentRodeo FX, an industry leader in visual effects, has announced the appointment of Audrey Boivin to the position of Producer for the company’s Advertising Department. As such, she will be responsible for the production of numerous commercials from a diverse array of clients.
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Rodeo FX Creates Gold-Laden "Treasure Room" And Builds Digital London, For Sequences Featured Within Bryan Singer's "Jack The Giant Slayer"
Rodeo FX Creates Gold-Laden "Treasure Room" And Builds Digital London, For Sequences Featured Within Bryan Singer's "Jack The Giant Slayer"Rodeo FX, one of the world’s premiere visual effects companies, regularly contributing unique visual imagery to Hollywood’s blockbuster motion pictures, has contributed a number of complex VFX shots to two sequences that are featured within “Jack the Giant Slayer,” from director Bryan Singer. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 1st.
published 7 years ago   read more
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