LOS ANGELES — Alkemy X (www.alkemy-x.com) is continuing to focus on the studio’s technical evolution with recent addition of several key hires in its pipeline department. Fabia Serra Arrizabalaga comes on board as senior pipeline technical director, while Jean-Francois Beaulieu joins the studio as pipeline technical director. Both will work to optimize internal processes and embrace new technologies, allowing artists to create leading visual effects.
Photo (L-R): Fabia Serra Arrizabalaga and Jean-Francois Beaulieu
A Barcelona native, Arrizabalaga brings nearly a decade of experience in visual effects, working across some of the industry’s most-esteemed shops. With a consistent eye towards innovation, his background includes a multitude of software development roles that focus on creating and optimizing processes and systems that allow the team to continue to elevate artistry, while meeting increased technical and timeline demands for clients. He holds a double degree in computer science and audiovisual systems engineering from Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Beaulieu is a graduate of Full Sail University, with a bachelor’s degree in computer animation. He got his start as a compositor for Platinum Platypus, and then as a compositor and editorial pipeline TD for Powerhouse VFX. He has worked on numerous episodic and feature film projects, including Old, Late Night, Umbrella Academy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Stranger Things and Fear The Walking Dead.
“People are our most important asset at Alkemy X,” states Alkemy X president and CEO, Justin Wineburgh. “Investing in a team that not only works to constantly optimize our approach to technology, but also looks toward creating processes that elevate creativity, is a top priority for us. Our technical pipeline is the foundation of our partnerships with and commitment to our VFX clients, and we are thrilled to bring on such talented individuals like Fabia and Jean-Francois to lead the charge of innovation.”