ENGINE ROOM BRINGS IN STRATEGIC CONSULTANT
Cinematographer/VFX supervisor Dan Schmit and executive producer Michael Caplan teamed up in 2001 to form Engine Room, with a business plan that they felt was the next paradigm for visual effects in the entertainment industry: a boutique that offers a high level of creativity as well as fiscal responsibility. The studio has gone on to work with clients such as HBO, Disney Channel, Lifetime, CBS and Discovery.
Ware and Schmit first met in 1997 during the production of Asteroid, and have kept in touch. Ware launched his consulting agency, Warecrest, in 2006 as Engine Room was expanding its reach further into television episodic and promotion, offering a timely opportunity to reunite.