LOS ANGELES — Lockt Editorial (www.lockteditorial.com) continues the growth of its VFX department with two new leadership hires, as well as new virtual production capabilities. Ryan Reeb joins the studio as head of VFX, while Cody Hernandez comes on board as VFX supervisor.
Reeb comes to Lockt from Encore VFX, owned by Deluxe, where he served as senior look development lead. Previous to Encore, Reeb exercised his talents at Bad Robot, Digital Domain and Luma Pictures. He has worked on feature films that include Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as on a multitude of Super Bowl commercials and theme park rides for Marvel and Pixar.
Hernandez hails from Kailua, Oahu. Soon after retirement from the military, he polished his VFX skillset and now focuses on cinematography and animation. His work in VFX can be seen in Avengers: Endgame, The Matrix Resurrections, Aquaman and Alita: Battle Angel.
Along with the roster announcements, Lockt is also expanding its technical capabilities, incorporating leading virtual production technology, such as Unreal Engine. The studio just released a fully-CGI demo showcasing a new approach for automotive and product advertising, made in collaboration with virtual production studio Impossible Objects. The film used Unreal Engine to create photorealistic environments and vehicles, and was led by Miles Cable, who both directed and created the CG for the project.