BOURNEMOUTH, UK — Karsten Hecker has joined Outpost VFX (outpostvfx.co.uk) as head of technology. He will lead the studio’s security, pipeline, systems, engineering and IT teams.
Most recently, Hecker was head of technology at MPC. Before that, he spent eight years at Framestore, during which he also completed a PhD on ACES and OCIO color management in film and VFX.
“I’m very excited to be joining such a dynamic and creative studio,” saus Hecker. “Outpost is perfectly placed to deliver on the increasing demand for film and high-end television VFX. I look forward to exploring how we can leverage technology to continue to achieve exceptional levels of client service and create a powerful framework for artists. There's a really great atmosphere here and a tangible passion for harnessing technology in clever and flexible ways to create amazing visual effects. I can't wait to see where we go next.”
Outpost recently expanded its Bournemouth facility, which can now accommodate up to 150 team members across 10,000-square-feet of space. The studio has also invested heavily in storage, render power and infrastructure.