PARIS — Visual effects studio Rodeo FX (rodeofx.com) has launched its fifth international studio with the recent opening of a location in Paris. The new location is well positioned to take advantage of the city’s talent pool and proximity to top schools, and will give France’s artists the opportunity to work on some of the industry’s biggest productions.
Photo (L-R): Hubert Bolduc, Pierre Fitzgibon, Marie-Eve Jean, Isabelle Langlois and Sébastien Moreau
Rodeo FX’s new office is located in the city’s 11th arrondissement and will offer the wide range of services that the studio’s North American locations provide. Headquartered in Montreal, Rodeo FX offers services in visual effects, advertising, animation and experiential. The studio won Oscars for its work on The Golden Compass and Rango, and has been nominated for three Emmy Awards for its contributions to Stranger Things (Season 4), The Witcher (Season 2) and Foundation (Season 1). Eight hundred artists are spread across locations in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Los Angeles, where they work on project for clients that include Netflix, HBO, Disney, Marvel, Amazon Studios, Warner Bros. and Sony. They have also collaborated on ads for YouTube, NBC and Apple. Most recently, Rodeo FX contributed to John Wick Chapter 4, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Foundation (Season 2)
The new studio represents a testament to the collaboration between Quebec and France, as well as to Quebec’s cultural outreach.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this inauguration and to share this special moment with our Québécois and French partners,” states Sébastien Moreau, founder and CEO of Rodeo FX. “We are also pleased to join the visual effects community of Paris. We have always had a special relationship with France, through our shared language and values. This relationship grows even stronger today.”
"We're proud to have been able to take part in this inauguration, which marks an important milestone in the business relationship between France and Rodeo FX, one of Quebec's leading creative technology companies," adds Hubert Bolduc, president of Investissement Québec International. “Our team at Investissement Québec International will continue to support the company in its efforts to make the most of this new stage of growth, which we are convinced will help promote our expertise in Europe and around the world.”