PORTLAND, OR — Animation and VFX company Bent Image Lab (www.bentimagelab.com) has expanded its business to Europe with the recent opening of an office in Spain. Bent offers CGI animation, stop motion, mixed media, motion graphics, and VFX services, as well as post production, digital and augmented reality solutions. The new office in Spain stabilizes the company’s presence overseas while extending its reach to film, television and commercial producers looking for new and creative approaches in animation and VFX.
“We are very excited to be heading to Europe,” says Bent executive producer Ray Di Carlo. “We have a strong client base overseas and this move allows us to better accommodate our customers while continuing to expand our services throughout the rest of the world.”
Javier Leon will lead Bent’s European operations as creative director. Leon brings lengthy experience in design, animation, visual effects, and post production. He is a co- founder of Vando Studios in Barcelona.
Bent’s work has extended throughout the international marketplace. The studio has produced commercials and media projects for clients in many countries, including Russia, the Ukraine, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, China, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Canada. The expansion into Spain will accommodate European/Asian clients through its approximate geographical location for easier client travel and desirable time zone availability.
“The Bent office in Portland and the Bent office in Spain are really two parts of the same organism, joined at the hip,” says Bent director and partner Chel White. “Creative cohesion is the key and we’re already well on our way of fully achieving that.”