NEW YORK CITY — Alkemy X, which has studios in Manhattan and Philadelphia, had added several new members to VFX division. VFX Supervisor Steve Sanchez, VFX supervisor Gabriel Regentin, senior VFX producer Caitlyn Tomasik, VFX pipeline manager/R&D lead Luiz Garrido, compositor Alejandro Monzon, and VFX production coordinator Mitch Campbell have all joined the team and will be based out of the company’s New York office.
“Demand for our VFX capabilities for feature films and episodic television has significantly increased over the past 18 months,” says Bob Lowery, Alkemy X VP of business development, VFX. “And on the heels of recently opening a new state-of-the-art studio in New York City, we’re able to better accommodate our ever-growing staff and volume of work, as well as scale for bigger jobs as needed with freelancers.”
PHOTO (L-R): Caitlyn Tomasik, Steve Sanchez, Mitch Campbell, Luiz Garrido, Gabriel Regentin and Alejandro Monzon
Alkemy X’s recent feature film work includes M. Night Shyamalan’s original thriller Split. The studio also contributed to the Hulu original documentary Batman & Bill, and to the TV series Blindspot, Time After Time, Frequency and Power.
Sanchez comes to Alkemy X with an impressive VFX career spanning 2D art and digital compositing. Working with the likes of ILM, MPC (London), Framestore, and Method Studios, he has overseen such projects as Time After Time and the Geico campaign.
Regentin brings more than 16 years in design, motion graphics and VFX for broadcast, commercial and feature film projects. As an independent compositor, senior compositor and project lead, he has worked with some of the top New York studios, such as Framestore, Method Studios, FuseFX, Psyop, and Imaginary Forces. Recent film and TV credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Winter's Tale, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Focus, HBO’s The Leftovers and True Detective, NBC’s Blacklist and Blindspot, and Starz’s Power.
Tomasik’s diverse television career began with an internship at Late Night with Conan O’Brien in New York. Prior to Alkemy X, she was a commercial producer at Reel FX.
With 15 years of VFX experience under his belt, Garrido will be tasked with overseeing Alkemy X’s visual effects infrastructure, including the development of in-house pipelines and technology systems to optimize production resources.
Campbell brings a decade of TV episodic and production experience to Alkemy X. His TV credits include Gossip Girl, Skins and Orange is the New Black. He first connected with Alkemy X while working on NBC’s Do No Harm in Philadelphia.
For the past decade, Monzon has excelled at motion graphics and visual effects for studios like MLB.com, Framestore, Psyop, Method, Prologue, 1st Ave Machine, Eyeball NYC, Digital Kitchen, and Hogarth Worldwide. His creative imprint can be seen on award-winning commercials, feature films, episodics, viral marketing campaigns, and museum/exhibit installations, as well as an augmented reality magazine.