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VFX Legion Creates Effects for ‘Half Brothers’

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Led by VFX Supervisor James David Hattin, VFX Legion’s team delivered a challenging mix of shots for ‘Half Brothers,’ director Luke Greenfield’s new film out of Focus Features. A fully remote company since its inception, Legion efficiently created a mix of complex photorealistic effects for the comedic drama. The production was just shy a few shots when the pandemic brought ...

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Burrell Taps The Colonie’s Team for Launch of Xfinity’s New Channel,’Black Experience’

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  Burrell Communications recently returned to The Colonie, tapping the talents of editor Graham Chapman and the Chicago-based company’s design team for the multi-platform launch of ‘Black Experience on Xfinity’ (BEOX). The package of broadcast and social media spots introduces a first-of-its-kind collection of movies, TV shows news, and more celebrating Black culture. The campaign departs from Xfinity’s signature look ...

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VFX Legion Helps ‘Nocturne’ Hit the Right Notes With FX for the Blumhouse’s Occult-Themed Thriller

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Film and television visual effects company VFX Legion delivered all of the effects for ‘Nocturne,’ director Ze Quirke’s feature film debut, for ‘Welcome to Blumhouse.’ Amazon Studios joined forces with Blumhouse Television to create the theme-related series showcasing emerging filmmakers who bring a fresh perspective to the horror genre. Legion’s team produced a mix of  computer-generated effects, elevating the visceral ...

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VFX Legion Creates FX for Sci-Fi Thriller, Black Box

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VFX Legion created over 200 visual effects for ‘Black Box,’ one of the series of films in the ‘Welcome to Blumhouse’ anthology that tapped the LA/B.C.-based company’s end-to-end services. The thematically connected package of dark genre movies marks Amazon‘s first-ever global direct to services deal. Director/Writer Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.’s psychological thriller is the story of Noland (Mamoudou Athie), an amnesiac desperate to ...

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VFX Legion Provides OPSIS With VFX Support for Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

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Visualization services company, OPSIS, recently called on VFX Legion to lend its talents to Songbird, director Adam Mason’s new dystopian thriller from producer Michael Bay. As the film’s primary visual effects vendor, OPSIS provided end-to-end services – from Concept, Previs, Postvis and finalizing VFX shots to assembling the right talent for the job. OPSIS integrated Legion into its team, tapping ...

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The Colonie’s Nathan Rodgers Cuts Famed Rapper Vic Mensa’s Film, ‘Machiavelli’

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The Colonie’s Nathan Rodgers recently cut famed Chicago rapper Vic Mensa’s hard-hitting short film, ‘Machiavelli,’ directed by Andre Muir. The project features three of the artist’s music videos, each with sharply contrasting styles and tempos, while sharing an intrinsic theme. The editor wove together footage from the title music video, ‘Machiavelli,’ ‘SC Freestyle,’ and ‘Rebirth,’ with photography and graphic elements ...

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VFX Legion Signs CG Supervisor Blake Anderson To B.C. Division

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VFX Legion Founder James David Hattin has announced the signing of CG Supervisor Blake Anderson to the pioneering remote company’s studio in British Columbia. The newest addition to the recently launched B.C. division’s leadership team, the industry veteran brings a range of skills and experience managing and collaborating with large work-from-home teams of artists on feature films and episodic series. ...

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VFX Legion, A Pioneering Remote Company, Launches Full-Scale B.C. Division with Expanded Capabilities

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VFX Legion, A Pioneering Remote Company, Opens B.C. Division VFX Legion, a remote boutique-style global company, has announced the opening of a full-scale division in British Columbia.  Industry veteran James David Hattin, an early proponent of the virtualization of visual effects,  launched the VFX Legion in 2013.  The forward-thinking company introduced a groundbreaking collaborative work-from-home business model almost a decade ...

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