LOS ANGELES — Legend 3D (legend3d.com) has added two award-winning creatives to its global organization. Meetal Gokul joins the studio as director of post production and senior colorist at their Hollywood facility, while Jay Mehta joins their Pune, India, studio as VFX supervisor.
An internationally renowned colorist and stereographer, Gokul (pictured, above) brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Legend team from his work in London, Mumbai, Cardiff, Wellington, Toronto and Los Angeles. His career includes stints at such studio facilities as Park Road Post Production, Futureworks, Dragon DI, Stereo D/ Deluxe and Southbay Motion Picture Technologies, and the software/hardware creator Quantel.
Gokul worked with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and his Hobbit trilogy, serving as head of stereography and a key member of the team that won the prestigious Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) Award for creating one of the world's first 4K, HFR 3D workflow. He also worked closely with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson on the Adventures of Tintin 3D, as well as with Andrew Adamson and James Cameron on Cirque du Soleil, World Away 3D.
In addition to the Hollywood blockbusters, Gokul has teamed with several international directors, including Goldie Bhel on Drona, India's first 4K VFX action film, Andrew Jones on his BAFTA Award-winning independent film The Feral Generation, and Taika Waititi on Boy and What We Do In The Shadows. Most recently, Gokul teamed up with Andrew Young, an IMAX filmmaker, to create visually stunning color for the film Backyard Wilderness.
Jay Mehta (pictured) has earned the unique distinction of serving as a member of VFX teams which have earned an Academy Award (Life of Pi), and an Academy Award nomination (Snow White and the Huntsman) in the same year (2013); as well as a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award (The Golden Compass) in the same year (2008). He joins Legend following a five-year tenure at Base FX in Beijing, China, most recently as VFX supervisor, on such theatrical films as Aquaman, The Great Wall and Equals, the television series Agent Carter and Black Sails, and the Stereo 4K theme park ride Streets of Fury.
Previously, Mehta spent over seven years at VFX shop Rhythm & Hues, Mumbai, starting as a paint and roto artist, later moving to compositing and other leadership roles.