Deluxe Entertainment Services Group subsidiary, Method Studios, has significantly expanded its New York presence in order to meet growing demand in the region for high-end visual effects work for feature films and commercials.
Industry veteran Stuart Robinson will be at the helm of the New York operation. Los Angeles-based Dan Seddon has been promoted and relocated to New York to serve as creative director. In addition, eight talented artists have also relocated from Method’s Los Angeles location to the New York shop.
“Method Studios continues to expand its feature film and commercial VFX operations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, London and Sydney,” said Dan Glass, Method’s EVP and senior visual effects supervisor. “New York is a growing market for us and we are delighted to now have the talent and infrastructure in place to service that demand.”
Robinson brings to Method decades of experience at major VFX houses in the U.K. and the U.S. He eventually combined his technical and creative talents with his abilities to collaborate with clients and explain complex procedures in straightforward terms, ultimately supervising the production of many commercial and new media projects from pre-production through to delivery.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Method Studios team,” said Robinson. “The company is internationally renowned for its VFX work and for creative approaches to complex technical challenges. It is a perfect place for someone with the skill set I’ve developed over the years.”
Seddon joined Method in Los Angeles as a VFX supervisor in 2009, bringing a wealth of experience with him, including award-winning creature creation and other CGI work. Seddon’s work has landed him three Visual Effects Society awards and two additional nominations, as well as accolades from BAFTA and Cannes Lions. While at Method in Los Angeles, Seddon worked on many VFX-intensive features, including Let Me In, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and he lead the CG team on Wrath of the Titans.
“New York production and post is booming,” said Seddon, “and I’m delighted to be a part of Method’s team in this wonderful city.”