Prime Focus has opened a 3D conversion facility in Chandigarh, India.
The new facility is the sixth the company has in India. It also operates facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
The facility opened Dec. 25 in a 50,000-square-foot space that will be home to 3,000 artists.
“Our new facility in Chandigarh is a major expansion of our View-D 2D to stereo 3D conversion capacity,” says Merzin Tavaria, co-founder and chief creative director (India) for Prime Focus. “Prime Focus has always wanted to mark its presence in Northern India, considering its existing strong presence in Western and Southern India. Chandigarh is an ideal location due to its huge student population, many of whom are looking to establish a career in animation and VFX.”
Following the success of the newly released The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which Prime Focus converted to 3D for its theatrical release, the company has signed several new international orders and has a busy slate of 2D to 3D stereoscopic conversion work for this year.