February 18, 2010


BlueBolt is outfitted with The Foundry’s Nuke VFX compositing system and Autodesk’s Maya CGI animation software. The studio has a 4.5m projection screen for viewing and grading via a collaborative agreement with DI post house Pepper Post.

The studio recently completed VFX work on a number of feature films, including Sherlock Holmes and Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time. The studio is currently working on the John Landis-directed comedy Burke & Hare, providing digital set extensions, 2D compositing and CG.

BlueBolt has named David Jeffers non-executive chairman for the company. Jeffers was CEO of MPC, Technicolor’s London VFX division, and will have a hands-on role that will see him support the future growth of the company. During his time with MPC, Jeffers not only grew the VFX and post company, he also managed the relocation into new, custom-built space, and its subsequent sale to Thomson/Technicolor in 2005. Jeffers retired from the company in 2007.

PHOTO: BlueBolt founders: VFX supervisiors Angela Barson and Chas Jarrett, with VFX producer Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor.