U.K. post-production house Evolutions has opened Earth, a boutique digital studio that will offer services in the commercials, design, promotions and visual effects spheres.
Earth will be headed up by ex-Smoke & Mirrors staffers James Niklasson, as senior producer; Mike Capon as executive producer; and Nico Cotta as VFX supervisor. It also will incorporate Evolutions’ design arm, Sprout.
Evolutions is investing ’750,000 in the new venture, which will open with 14 full-time staff members that will be augmented by freelancers.
‘We have put together a collective of artists, designers, animators and producers, and we’re all looking forward to working in a creative environment, which focuses on clients’ needs,’ says Niklasson.
The shop is equipped with three fully featured hero suites based around Flame, Smoke and Avid DS Nitris HD, with an additional 20 supporting workstations for CGI and VFX work.
Earth is scheduled to open for business in January.