January 30, 2009


The 6,000-square-foot creative environment offers a range of visual effects services, including design, 3D and 2D animation, CG, compositing and finishing. The studio is based around the latest releases of Maya, Shake, Flame, Inferno and Smoke.

Ntropic had space in LA already, but until now, it functioned in more of a satellite capacity. "It became apparent that we needed to have an LA presence to better serve our existing director and agency clients more efficiently, and to foster new relationships," notes company founder/creative director Nathan Robinson. The studio is connected with the San Francisco location, giving clients access to the company's full team of artists, technology and creative resources.

Creative director/CG supervisor Andrew Sinagra will lead the LA team, which has expanded with the addition of lead CG artist Dustin Zachary. Zachary was most recently with Sony Imageworks, where he was lead modeler on feature films such as Beowulf, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Superman Returns, Spider-Man and The Polar Express.

Executive producer Dana Townsend continues to be the main contact for both the LA and San Francisco locations.

Ntropic recently wrapped VFX work on The Day the Earth Stood Still, and worked with Len Wiseman on the third installment of Underworld, its first major film project out of the LA office.