(Los Angeles, California--April 5, 2010) Visual effects company Method Studios is expanding its feature film VFX offerings with the appointment of three major talents: Dan Glass, Drew Jones and Stephane Ceretti. As senior creative director, Glass will oversee both feature and commercial projects at Method. On the production side, Jones will lead film projects globally as Method’s vice president of feature films.
Ceretti will serve as visual effects supervisor for feature projects in the UK, working out of parent company Ascent Media’s London facility Ascent 142.
Going forward, Glass, Jones and Ceretti will expand on Method's growing list of feature film visual effects projects, which includes producer Michael Bay’s take on “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Let Me In” for director Matt Reeves, and the Spike Jonze film “I’m Here.”
Glass, who most recently served as senior VFX supervisor on Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” has a long list of film credits that includes “Batman Begins,” “Speed Racer” and “V for Vendetta,” as well as both “Matrix” sequels.
“Increasingly, visual effects are not just relegated to post – we’re involved in every stage of production, sometimes even before there’s a script,” Glass commented. “It’s a monumental undertaking to help bring a director’s vision of a script to life, and Method has the talent and resources necessary to tackle projects of that size and scope.”
A veteran of the VFX industry, Jones joins Method from MPC, where as executive producer he worked on such features as “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Prior to MPC, Jones spent over 11 years as executive producer at Framestore-CFC, where his credits included “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”
"London is one of the world's key creative cities for this type of work.” Jones observed.” It makes sense to leverage the infrastructure already in place via Ascent Media. Operating alongside sister facilities such as Company 3, Rushes and Ascent 142 provides a flexible and scalable global offering.”
Ceretti has also had a long and prestigious career in visual effects. Prior to joining Method, he served as visual effects supervisor at MPC in London, where he recently completed work on “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” Before MPC, Ceretti was visual effects supervisor at Buf Compagnie in Paris, where he worked on such features as “Babylon A.D.,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Batman Begins” and “The Prestige.”
"It’s exciting to be part of such a strong team, both creatively and from a production standpoint,” said Ceretti. “I look forward to applying the same level of creativity to feature projects that Method is already known for in its commercial work.”
"We’re extremely fortunate to have been able to assemble such a formidable team for this new stage in Method’s evolution,” said Ascent Media Senior VP Stefan Sonnenfeld, who heads Ascent’s Creative Services division, which includes Company 3, Method, Beast and Rushes UK. “With the visionary talent Method now has to offer, as well as its expanding infrastructure, we expect the Method name to become as much of a force in the world of feature film visual effects as it already is in the commercial arena.”
About Method Studios
Based in Los Angeles, with locations in New York and London, Method is an artist-driven visual effects studio specializing in the production of digital imagery for commercials, music videos and feature films. http://www.methodstudios.com