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Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems


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Boris Yamnitsky
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Boston-based Boris FX announced that it has acquired U.K.-based VFX software developer Imagineer Systems.

Imagineer’s flagship product, Mocha Pro is widely used in major Hollywood films. In 2013, the team behind Mocha was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a science and engineering award. Mocha Pro software was recently used on such films as Gone Girl, Birdman and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and TV shows such as The Leftovers, Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

“This strategic acquisition will allow us to offer the most comprehensive and advanced set of visual effects tools and solutions on the market today, serving everyone from independent filmmaker to the professional video editor working with effects to the feature film VFX artist,” said Boris Yamnitsky, founder and CEO, Boris FX. “Imagineer Systems has the best-of-breed motion tracking, masking and rig removal technology. Both Boris Continuum Complete and Mocha Pro will greatly benefit from combining our resources and technologies, as will the many mutual customers we serve.”

“From our first discussions with Boris it was clear we share the same ethos of directly engaging with our users and the same passion for innovation in visual effects,” said John-Paul Smith, CEO, Imagineer. “One of Imagineer’s key strengths is the ability to play well with others, supporting every popular VFX application in the industry.”

Imagineer Systems will continue to operate as a wholly-owned U.K. subsidiary of Boris FX with Smith continuing to lead from the Guildford, U.K. location. Yamnitsky will serve as the group chairman and Ross Shain will become the chief marketing officer of both Boris FX and Imagineer.

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