HOLLYWOOD — Dilated Pixels (www.dilatedpixels.net) served as the sole visual effects vendor on the new feature film, Sparkle, from Sony Pictures. The film is set in 1968 Detroit, where the Motown sound is sweeping the nation. Whitney Houston plays the mother of three beautiful sisters (Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, and Jordin Sparks), who are taking the local music scene by storm.
The studio produced over 50 visual effects shots for the film, working closely with Sony Pictures and director Salim Akil. The goal was to provide a seamless and organic authenticity to the world where the story is taking place.
Dilated Pixels was founded by TJ Sakasegawa, Jeff Balis, Rhoades Rader and PJ Foley. The studio relied on Andersson Technologies Syntheyes, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop & After Effects, VFX Nexus and Thinkbox's Deadline to complete the job. Dilated Pixels uses custom Windows hardware and Supermicro render farms and servers.