(Los Angeles, California--August 13, 2013) International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, announced a strategic alliance agreement today. Under the agreement, Method will collaborate with HALON to jointly provide previs and VFX services to customers which will allow the two companies to share talent, technique, and locations. Combined services will be available out of any of Method’s worldwide locations, including London and Vancouver.
Founded in 2003 by CEO and Previsualization Director Daniel Gregoire, HALON Entertainment is a full-service pitchvis, previs, and postvis studio committed to enabling filmmakers to visually explore their creative ideas throughout the production process. HALON works with the biggest film and advertising companies in the business.
Having a matching client base, Method Studios continues to create award-winning visual effects for projects such as DirecTV ‘Troll’ (AICP Award winner for Animation) and the recent feature releases Iron Man 3 and White House Down.
"Nearly all VFX projects coming in the door at Method require some form of previs in their early stages and we have successfully collaborated with HALON many times over the past few years," comments Gabby Gourrier, SVP of Global Productions for Method Studios. "This new arrangement solidifies our working relationship and offers our clients direct access to HALON’s team of previs experts, who are well respected leaders in their field.”
“It’s always a pleasure to work alongside the artists and production team at Method,” says Gregoire. “Together, with Method, we are excited to offer global services for streamlining creative projects that require integrated services. It’s great to have a long time client like Method as an ally to this end.”
About Method Studios:
Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method services high-end feature film, commercial and motion graphics clients. Post production offerings include conceptual design, look development, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics, matte painting, compositing and finishing. Credits include the commercials DirecTV “Troll” (AICP Award for Animation), Super Bowl hit Kia “Space Babies,” Chevy “2012 Silverado” (VES Award and HPA Award winner); and films “Iron Man 3,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Argo,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Wrath of the Titans.”
Method Studios is part of Deluxe’s Creative Services Group, a close-knit group of facilities including Company 3®, Beast, Deluxe New York, EFILM®, Encore, Level 3 Post, Method Studios, Rushes and StereoD.” The group leverages a comprehensive suite of end-to-end services, access to world-class artists, technical expertise and a tight infrastructure with global connectivity. The Creative Services Group businesses are wholly owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
About HALON Entertainment:
Founded in 2003 by Daniel Gregoire, HALON Entertainment is a full-service previsualization company committed to advancing storytelling – working with filmmakers to visually see their shots before filming begins – by using a digital process where technological complexity yields to the creative process. HALON uses state-of-the-art technology for actor and camera motion-capture allowing creative to block actors, film set-ups, explore sets and discover their virtual world in a hands-on interactive process that mirrors any real world set. Our artists have contributed to some of the biggest blockbusters of our time such as: “Life of Pi,” “World War Z,” “The Wolverine,” “Avatar,” “The Hunger Games,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I,” “Spider-Man 3, “Kung Fu Panda,” and many others. Outside of film, HALON has worked on television commercial reels including: 2013 Super Bowl spot for Kia “Space Babies, “Halo Reach – Deliver Hope”, Nintendo, Coors Light, Toyota, and the popular 2012 Super Bowl “Vokal Kombat” spot for NBC’s “The Voice.”