LOS ANGELES – Visual effects and virtual production company Pixomondo (pixomondo.com) has hired VFX veteran Bryan Godwin, who will serve as head of studio for its Los Angeles facility. The company has eight global offices, including Los Angeles, which also serves as its headquarters.
Godwin brings two decades of business and artistic experience from his time at Shade VFX, which he founded in 2009, and more recently at Dneg in Los Angeles. His VFX supervisor credits include work on Joker, Sonic the Hedgehog and Wolverine. Under his leadership, Shade won an Emmy for its work on Westworld, and Godwin was personally Emmy-nominated for his work on Daredevil.
In his new role, he will build on Pixomondo’s West Coast success, which includes such recent feature film and television projects as Raised By Wolves, Perry Mason, Westworld, The Orville, Goliath, Greenland and Midway. Over the years, Pixomondo and Shade have worked on many of the same projects, including Westworld, Here & Now, Marco Polo and the feature films Live By Night and Justice League. Both companies earned separate Emmy nominations for their work on Westworld.
“Pixomondo is a natural fit for me – a place where I can flex all the knowledge I’ve acquired as a creative, technical artist and executive,” says Godwin. “These past experiences have led me to this new role. I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and jump in.”
Godwin’s announcement comes just as Pixomondo opens its first virtual production studio and LED volume in Toronto, Canada, with plans underway to open other facilities across North America, Europe and China.
“It is critical to embrace Virtual Production because it really is the future,” Godwin continues. “Pixomondo is very much on the forefront of this technology and I’m thrilled to be at a company that is embracing that as a mission statement.”
Upcoming Pixomondo projects include the Roland Emmerich film Moonfall, the Tom Clancy thriller Without Remorse, actor David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut The Waterman, Season 3 of The Orville, and the fourth seasons of Goliath and Star Trek: Discovery.