LOS ANGELES — Deluxe’s sister VFX companies Iloura and Method have joined forces, unifying under the single brand, Method Studios. With teams across Melbourne, Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Pune, Chicago and Atlanta, Method offers one of the industry’s deepest talent pools. The company works on blockbuster and prestige features, episodics, design, advertising and immersive experiences.
“We’ve been quietly building something new here; bringing together the best of what each studio has developed around the world – whether it’s production processes, artistry, sales and marketing, technology or culture,” explains Method president and GM Ed Ulbrich. “We’re now one of the biggest VFX studios in the world. Our ability to take on larger and more meaningful pieces of big features, to act as sole or co-lead vendor, choose our projects, and produce the stunning work these teams are creating doesn’t come from one studio or brand alone. It’s a combination of the best of everything we have to offer.”
Iloura brings to Method a 30-year legacy of stand-out VFX and animation. Its team earned a 2016 VFX Emmy for its work on Game of Thrones, and VFX Oscar nominations for Mad Max: Fury Road, and Deepwater Horizon. The studio’s key talent includes VFX supervisor Glenn Melenhorst and VFX producer/EP Ineke Majoor in Melbourne, and by GM Jeanette Manifold in Sydney. Simon Rosenthal, now Method’s head of VFX, Australia, continues his 20-plus-year leadership of the newly-branded teams. The studio’s recent work includes Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Bright, Game of Thrones’ “Spoils of War” and Thor: Ragnarok.
Founded in 1998, Method has grown from a boutique Los Angeles VFX studio to a global powerhouse. Method’s experienced group of 30 VFX supervisors and creative leads delivers high-end design, VFX, and immersive artistry. Recent features include Thor: Ragnarok, Okja and the VFX-Oscar-nominated Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, with Black Panther, Aquaman, A Wrinkle in Time, Ant Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, The New Mutants, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the untitled Deadpool Sequel.