September 21, 2006


According to Christensen, roto and paint services are often outsourced to facilities overseas. And while these providers may offer competitive rates, the data transfer process is slow and the level of work often demands many corrections before each shot is finalized.
RotoFactory is located near many Bay Area visual effects studios that have a perennial need for roto and paint work, including George Lucas's ILM in San Francisco, Tippett Studio in Berkeley, and the Orphanage in San Francisco. At the start of each project, RotoFactory sets up a password-protected interactive client access portal on a secure, high-speed network that links the client to RotoFactory's team, allowing for secure, fast transfer of shots worldwide. This allows client management status updates on demand, and allows a high level of interactive communication on each shot as it is completed.
 Christensen and his team of artists and technicians have decades of combined experience in the VFX field. Together they have provided rotoscoping and paint for numerous movies, television shows and commercials, mostly while working at Industrial Light and Magic. Team credits include
Mission Impossible III; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; War of the Worlds; Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl; and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.