HOLLYWOOD — The hit CBS TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will use the expertise of VFX company Dilated Pixels (www.dilatedpixels.net) as its sole VFX vendor for Season 12. In related news, the studio has named Emmy Award winner Rik Shorten (pictured) as its new VFX supervisor. He has served as VFX supervisor on over 100 episodes of CSI since 2008 and will continue in that capacity for Dilated Pixels during the series’ 12th season.
Shorten’s work on CSI has won him both an Emmy and a VES Award. His other credits include VFX contributions to Fringe, Californication, I, Robot, and The X-Files.
“With today’s tight production schedules and tighter budgets, VFX have really come to the forefront as an invaluable production tool,” says Shorten. “Working with the team at Dilated Pixels, my job will be to understand the visual needs of our client’s production at the script stage, then craft a master plan that gets us the results we’re after. There are so many options out there today, it’s crucial to have a visual blueprint in advance that gives production the flexibility it needs to properly execute our VFX plan. If I’ve done my job well, the director gets what he/she wants, the producers get it for the price that they want, and everyone makes the actors look great!”