Encore announced that Scott Ballard has joined its VFX division as pipeline supervisor. Ballard is tasked with expanding the company’s inter-studio pipeline across all Encore VFX facilities worldwide, as well as ensuring operations are at top efficiency.
Ballard has prior experience in the technical, IT and programming arenas, as well as a background in VFX and animation. He began his career as an animator and expanded his role to include IT and data management as his skills developed in those areas.
“As Encore’s VFX brand extends to New York, Toronto, Vancouver, and London, it’s increasingly important to have experts on our team devoted specifically to our pipeline,” said Bill Romeo, Encore’s executive vice president. “With clients expecting feature quality work on a TV schedule, it’s essential that all our VFX studios work together as a unit.”
“Encore VFX works on dozens of shows simultaneously,”said Ballard. “It is important that all locations can operate as a single seamless studio with standardized elements and procedures across the board. This is an important trend with global studios; we’ve developed centralized load balancing so that a production can easily spread resources across multiple studios.”