Shade VFX has opened a new facility in New York, prompted by a favorable economic climate and client requests. The Park Avenue location will build up a medium sized staff over the coming months and is currently in production on a D.J. Caruso project (Shade previously worked on Caruso’s I Am Number Four). The new East Coast office will expand on the studio’s L.A. base, where Shade boasts a Bergamot Station studio including a greenscreen stage.
Additionally, Shade has promoted executive producer David Van Dyke, who has been at the company since its founding five years ago, to Vice President. Van Dyke will continue to report directly to studio founder, owner and VFX supervisor Bryan Godwin.
The boutique visual effects company is currently the sole vendor for HBO and Playtone’s upcoming Olive Kitteridge mini-series and is in production on Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Recently completed feature projects include Jon Favreau’s Chef and Disney’s Million Dollar Arm.