DIGITAL DOMAIN TO OPEN NEW STUDIOS IN VANCOUVER & FLORIDA
The Vancouver shop will open in early 2010 and will include a 20,000-square-foot visual effects studio. The company is in the process of recruiting and hiring 50-60 digital artists, primarily from Canada, and has plans to expand that employee base to over 100 by the end of the year.
The Vancouver studio will mirror technology and processes at Digital Domain’s Venice headquarters, enabling the company to extend feature film visual effects work across identical production pipelines.
The Port St. Lucie studio will create original content for animated feature films and videogames. Plans are in the early stages, and Digital Domain expects to begin operations in Florida next year. Initial operations will include building a creative development team, and training and recruiting artist and production staff for animation and videogame development.
The studio is being financed with a $50 million investment by parent company Wyndcrest Holdings. It is also receiving support in the form of a grant from the state of Florida’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development and an incentives package administered by the city of Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County.