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ZOIC OPENS FX STUDIO IN CANADA

August 9, 2006
ZOIC OPENS FX STUDIO IN CANADA

In addition to the LA creatives, Zoic recruited Canadian talent too, including veteran visual effects supervisor Bob Habros, who joined the company to oversee the original series Blade for Spike TV. Effects producer Patrick Mooney came on board to guide the production aspect of the visual effects studio. Other local artists include Kevin Little and Trevor Strand. Little is currently heading the 3D creation of the original "ashing" sequences for Blade. Strand is leading multiple teams of compositors working on Tim Minears' original pilot Drive for Fox Television.

Zoic's Vancouver office is set up on an invisible network between the two cities. The Vancouver studio occupies 4,000 square feet in the Sun Tower. At full capacity, Zoic Vancouver has workstations for over 40 2D and 3D artists, with 20 terabytes of storage and over 100 render nodes at their disposal. Additionally, the Canadian team can easily access the 100 terabytes of storage and over 1,000 render nodes in Los Angeles using the high speed Internet and VPN connection. The Vancouver studio also offers an Avid edit suite, a screening room and a Frame Thrower 2K playback system.