London-based visual-effects company Cinesite has added stereoscopic 3D capabilities and conversion to its menu of services.
The news comes alongside an announcement that the facility will work on the stereo 3D film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
‘With the recent resurgence of stereo 3D films and our track record at the cutting edge of visual effects for high-end feature films, moving into stereo 3D is a natural progression for us,’ said Antony Hunt, managing director, Cinesite. ‘We’re developing our services in response to growing client demand, and the high volume of work we’ve been awarded on Pirates of the Caribbean demonstrates the level of trust and confidence that major distributors have in our capabilities.’
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is due for release on May 20 and is the fourth installment in the highly successful Disney/Bruckheimer series.
To accommodate its new stereo 3D services, Cinesite is undergoing a major expansion which includes growing its production staff by 40 percent and taking on a new floor in its building to accommodate 85 to 100 additional visual effects artists.
As well as investing in a site license of The Foundry’s Nuke compositing software, providing an additional 500 visual effects seats, Cinesite has purchased a Dolby stereoscopic projection system for its 36-seat screening room, a stereo 3D-capable Scratch viewing system and stereo 3D editing suites.
For details on the positions available as part of Cinesite’s major recruitment drive, please visit www.cinesite.com/jobs/.