News, Features, and Recent Events

  • October 4, 2018
  • Pixomondo Studio in Los Angeles was honored with a visit from the President of Germany; Frank-Walter Steinmeier on June 18th, 2018.

    June 28, 2018
  • “The most talented artists I’ve worked with have all been the ones asking questions and taking input… I’ve been lucky to work with some amazingly talented people and am now enjoying more of that at Pixomondo.” -Goran Backman

    September 18, 2017
  • Colin Brady is a director, creative producer, story and animation supervisor.

  • VF Trade Show

    November 12, 2016
  • Stuttgart Environment Team Our Environment team in Stuttgart is second to none!

    September 26, 2016
  • “Isn’t Game of Thrones a great series?” When posed with this question, many people respond immediately with a bright and excited expression on their face. While there are some non-believers, no one is able to deny the simple truth that Game of Thrones is HBO’s most successful HBO television series.

    September 18, 2016
  • Introducing Aslan Malik: Executive Creative Director of The Hype.

  • We had our second Freeflow session recently! Rachel Bellini from our pipeline team presented her technical paper on “Time-Varying Weathering in Texture Space” which was co-written with Yanir Kleiman and Daniel Cohen-Or.

    September 16, 2016
  • Although Pixomondo is known for its large body of work in feature film and television, the company’s roots come from its previsualization department. Our history, based out of our Venice offices, began with our unique approach to the previs process on the movie 2012.

    September 15, 2016
  • There is a visibly large gender gap in the world of VFX. While more women have begun to join the industry, there is still a disparity in female representation in leadership and management roles. From Executive Producers to VFX Supervisors and team leads, Pixomondo is proud to have a strong female presence leading its global team.

    September 2, 2016
  • This is our Toronto FX team aka “where all the VFX magic happens.”

    August 31, 2016
  • Job Fair in Toronto 2017

    August 18, 2016
  • Piet Hohl, VFX Supervisor at PXO Frankfurt flashes his “win-you-over-in-a-second” smile, as he is asked if he can remember his first Job with Pixomondo.

  • August 9, 2016
  • Maya Bitfrost Update

    August 8, 2016
  • Creating Worlds The Toronto Matte Painting Team Enjoying the adventures of young explorer, Marco Polo returned in Season 2 and Pixomondo is proud to work on the VFX for this wonderful show again!

    August 3, 2016
  • “A decade ago, it was online video that changed everything. Now virtual reality is set to change the world once more.”

    July 23, 2016
  • It has been quite a journey since we first opened an office in Toronto during 2011. This year we are happy to announce that we’ve acquired a larger building to accommodate our rapidly growing teams.

  • V-Ray Days @ Siggraph 206 Large Format Dome Films for the Theme Park Installations (PIXOMONDO) 11:00 – 12:00 PM, Room 205A John Nelson, Lead Lighter PIXOMONDO has been producting large format films for theme park installations world-wide, taking viewers on exciting rides through wondrous worlds filled with breathtaking landscapes. John will discuss the processes and complications of rendering out high resolution sequences with wide camera angles for projection on domed screens to create a fully immersive media experience. Time-Varying Weathering in Texture Space Thursday, 28 July, 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm, Anaheim Covention Center Ballroom C Session Chair: Sylvain Lefebvre, Inria Rachele Bellini from our Pipeling team will be representing a technical paper at this year’s Siggraph Exhibition in Anahaim on July 28, 206. Co-written with Yanir Kleiman and Daniel Cohen-Or, this paper covers the topic of ‘Time-Varying Weathering in Texture Space’ Given a single texture image, weathering degrees at different regions of the input texture are estimated by prevalence analysis of texture patches. This information then allows graceful increse or decrease of the popularity of weathered patches, simulating the evolution of texture appearance both backward and forward in time.

  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are developing as core topics in the industry. PIXOMONDO has followed and supported the rapid development of these new technologies, and we are proud to introduce VR/AR as our fastest growing global department.

  • It has been quite a journey since we first opened an office in Toronto during 2011. This year we are happy to announce that we’ve acquired a larger building to accommodate our rapidly growing teams.

  • International Correspondent Nick Vivarelli from Variety wrote a great feature about Sigfried and Roy’s upcoming biopic treatment.

  • Thursday, 28 July, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom C
    Session Chair: Sylvain Lefebvre, Inria

    July 9, 2016
  • Hubei in the Air is an immersive film experience in which viewers are taken on a flight over the historically rich province of Hubei, China. In the ride itself, the viewers are seated on a hydraulic platform with the ability to move from a horizontal rest position, to fully vertical in 10 seconds. Read excerpts below from blooloop’s article on the project, including an interview with our Executive Producer for Themed Entertainment David Garber.

    June 11, 2016
  • Pixomondo hosted a TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) open house on June 9th at our Los Angeles studios.

  • We are excited to announce that PIXOMONDO’s collaborative entry won first place for “VR Movies” at the first HTC Vive VR Content Competition. PIXOMONDO supported Zanadu, China’s leading luxury travel agency, on the technical and post-production side.

    May 17, 2016
  • Cinefex Magazine interviewed our VFX Supervisor Randall Smith about our work on the feature film The 5th Wave. Read some excerpts below, and of course, check out the magazine for the full article!

    May 12, 2016
  • Our VFX Supervisor Nhat Phong Tran gave two presentations at the Autodesk booth during NAB 2016. He discussed PIXOMONDO’s global pipeline and its growth as a studio, and also talked about how we created the dragons and other vfx for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

    April 25, 2016
  • PIXOMONDO will be at TAAFI on April 22-25, 2016. Come meet with our team and catch a presentation by our crew!

    April 22, 2016
  • This year’s conference will focus on the theme  Blending Realities and will take place from April 26-29, Stuttgart, Germany.

    April 13, 2016
  • PIXOMONDO will be touring cities around the world to meet local international talent!

    Come meet with our team and see behind-the-scenes presentations.

    April 2, 2016
  • Art of VFX Vincent Frei interviewed PIXOMONDO’s VFX Supervisor Sven Martin about his experience working on the feature film Bridge of Spies.

    March 16, 2016
  • VFX RIO 2016

    January 14, 2016
  • Hubei in the Air is an immersive film experience in which viewers are taken on a flight over the historically rich province of Hubei, China.

    November 20, 2015
  • This interview with Thinkbox discusses how “By sharing render resources across facilities, Pixomondo maximizes efficiencies; its globally dispersed farm runs 24/7 thanks to a proprietary process built on top of Thinkbox Software’s Deadline, on which the company standardized in 2010.”

    September 20, 2015
  • PIXOMONDO is proud to be one of the sponsors for the VES Society’s Toronto Summer Party.

    August 19, 2015
  • Ian Failes from fxguide wrote an article about the VFX behind 20th Century Fox’s new release of Fantastic Four. Below are excerpts featuring VFX Supervisor Sean Faden discussing PIXOMONDO’s VFX work regarding characters Sue Storm and Doctor Doom.

  • Based on the popular children’s books, the animated movie Pettersson und Findus – Kleiner Quälgeist, große Freundschaft was released in theatres today. Pixomondo Frankfurt was responsible for creating and animating the cat, Findus.

     

    August 1, 2014
  • The nominations for the <a href=”http://awards.bafta.org/award/2014/film”>EE British Academy Film Awards in 2014</a> were announced on Wednesday 08 January 2014, including a nomination for Star Trek Into Darkness in the Film Special Effects category.

    June 6, 2014
  • SIGGRAPH author Kristy Barkan writes about the visual effects behind the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Here are excerpts from the original article.

    April 8, 2014
  • The 12th Annual VES Awards took place on February 12, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

    February 13, 2014
  • Computer Graphics World talks about NVIDIA’s role in achieving the groundbreaking special effects in feature films. Below are excerpts from the original article, including how Pixomondo leveraged NVIDIA to create the effects for “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

    January 26, 2014
  • We are proud to announce Star Trek Into Darkness is a nominee for Best Visual Effects for the 2014 Oscar Awards. Congratulations to our team for their excellent work on the film!

    Below are excerpts from the article by the Variety staff reporting the nominations.

    January 20, 2014
  • Studio’s work on Star Trek: Into Darkness, Game of Thrones, and Da Vinci’s Demons garners multiple visual effects nominations.