A new VFX facility has opened its doors in Burbank, Calif. – Origin Digital Studios. The company has been designed to serve the needs of high-profile television programs, commercials, feature films and special venue presentations.
Miami-based Lincoln Road Advisors, headed by Eric Bertrand, is the primary investment company behind Origin.
In addition to its Burbank headquarters, Origin Digital Studios also has studios in New York and Albuquerque, NM. The company expects to open additional studios in Atlanta, Georgia, during the coming year.
“Our Burbank studio is located in one of Fotokem’s production centers, which instantly allows us the ability to connect to their high speed networks which cross the country,” explained company president Mark Miller. “With their nextLAB and Global Data technology, our clients can get plates to us simply and quickly, no matter where they are based. Our studio in New York is fiber connected to Fotokem’s network, to ease the transport of information to our Burbank location. The same will hold true for each of our future studio locations. These unique services allow us to do what most other mid-level VFX companies simply cannot.”
Miller previously served as GM of Pixomondo for three years, where he was involved with visual effects production on a number of TV series, including DaVinci’s Demons, Terra Nova, The Mindy Project, Sleepy Hollow, Devious Maids, Community, Game of Thrones, Hawaii Five-O and Grimm. During his tenure with Pixomondo, he also produced VFX for such feature films as Spring Breakers and A Good Day to Die Hard.
Prior to that, Miller was co-founder and president of Hollywood-based Eden FX, overseeing VFX production for numerous high-profile TV shows and feature films, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager” and Star Trek: Enterprise, as well as other projects such as LOST, Hellboy, Across The Universe, Nim’s Island, Superman, and The Road.
Miller is a founding member of the Visual Effects Society and a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is also a past member of SMPTE.