Method Studios is a visual effects company launched in 1999 in Los Angeles, California with facilities in New York, Atlanta, Vancouver, San Francisco, Melbourne, Montreal, and Pune. The company provides production and post-production services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, AR/VR, compositing and finishing.[1]

Method Studios
Los Angeles, California
Number of locations
New York City, USA
San Francisco, USA
Atlanta, USA
Vancouver, Canada
Montreal, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Pune, India
Key people
Ed Ulbrich – President and General Manager, Visual Effects and VR
Eric Combrie – COO
Erika Burton – EVP, Global Features VFX
ServicesVisual Effects

Some commercial and feature projects produced by Method Studios have been recognized by award bodies such as the Visual Effects Society (VES) and Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP).[2][3] Some Method staff have been invited to speak at industry conferences such as SIGGRAPH, NAB, Collider and the VES Production Summit.[4][5]

Affiliations edit

In late 2010, Method Studios was acquired by Deluxe to form part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. This group includes other companies specializing in post-production such as Company 3 (color grading), Encore (TV post-production and visual effects), and Beast (editorial). Method Studios co-locate with both Company 3 and Beast in Atlanta, share facility space with Company 3 in Los Angeles and New York, and share facility space with Encore in Vancouver.[6] In 2018 Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. acquired the award-winning VFX studio Atomic Fiction, and joined it with Method Studios.[7]
In November 2020 it was announced that Method Studios, along with Company 3 and several of Deluxe's other creative businesses, would be acquired by Framestore.[8]

Clients edit

Method Studios has collaborated on feature films with many top studios such as Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios and Paramount. In terms of commercial production, the company maintains working relationships with many award-winning directors such as Noam Murro, Tom Kuntz, Jake Scott, Nicolai Fuglsig and Mark Romanek. Commercial clients include Verizon, DirecTV, Kia Motors, Microsoft, Bridgestone, Chrysler and Canon through agencies David&Goliath, Grey, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Twofifteen and TBWA/Chiat Day and many more.[9]

Filmography edit

2000s edit

Year Films Director(s) Studio(s) and


Budget Gross
2008 Changeling Clint Eastwood Universal Studios $55 million $113.4 million
2009 Watchmen Zack Snyder Warner Bros. Pictures
Paramount Pictures
$130–138 million $185.3 million
Angels & Demons Ron Howard Sony Pictures $150 million $485.9 million
Invictus Clint Eastwood Spyglass Entertainment
Warner Bros. Pictures
$50–60 million $122.2 million

2010s edit

Year Film Director(s) Studio(s) and


Budget Gross
2010 I'm Here Spike Jonze Absolut Vodka N/A N/A
A Nightmare on Elm Street Samuel Bayer Platinum Dunes
Warner Bros.
$35 million $117.7 million
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Jon Turteltaub Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
$150 million $215.3 million
Salt Philip Noyce Di Bonaventura Pictures
Sony Pictures
$110–130 million $295.3 million
Let Me In Matt Reeves Relativity Media
Paramount Pictures
$20 million $24.1 million
Red Robert Schwentke Di Bonaventura Pictures
Summit Entertainment
$60 million $199 million
2011 The Green Hornet Michael Gondry Original Film
Sony Pictures
$120 million $229.2 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rob Marshall Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Walt Disney Pictures
$410.6 million $1.046 billion
The Tree of Life Terrence Malick River Road Entertainment
Fox Searchlight Pictures
$32 million $61.7 million
X-Men: First Class Matthew Vaughn Marvel Entertainment
20th Century Fox
$140-160 million $353.6 million
Captain America: The First Avenger Joe Johnston Marvel Studios
Paramount Pictures
$140 million $370.6 million
The Ides of March George Clooney Sony Pictures $12.5 million $76.3 million
Contagion Steven Soderbergh Warner Bros. $60 million $136.5 million
Tower Heist Brett Ratner Universal Pictures $75-85 million $152.9 million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 Bill Condon Summit Entertainment $127 million $712.2 million
J. Edgar Clint Eastwood Warner Bros. $35 million $84.9 million
Jack and Jill Dennis Dugan Happy Madison Productions
Sony Pictures
$79 million $149 million
New Years Eve Garry Marshall Warner Bros. $56 million $142 million
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Mark Neveldine
Brian Taylor
Marvel Entertainment
Sony Pictures
$57-75 million $132.6 million
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo David Fincher Sony Pictures $90 million $239.3 million
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Stephen Daldry Warner Bros. $40 million $55.2 million
2012 Man on a Ledge Asger Leth Summit Entertainment $42 million $47.6 million
This Means War McG 20th Century Fox $65 million $156.5 million
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Peter Lord Aardman AnimationColumbia Pictures

Sony Pictures Animation

$55 million $123 million
Wrath of the Titans Jonathan Liebesman Warner Bros. $150 million $302 million
Dark Shadows Tim Burton Warner Bros.

Roadshow Entertainment

$150 million $245.5 million
Men in Black 3 Barry Sonnenfeld Columbia Pictures

Sony Pictures

$215-225 million $654.2 million
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Timur Bekmambetov $million $million
Ted Seth MacFarlane $million $million
Looper $million $million
Argo (Iloura) $million $million
Cloud Atlas $million $million
Flight Robert Zemeckis $million $million
2013 Beautiful Creatures $million $million
A Good Day to Die Hard $million $million
Iron Man 3 $million $million
After Earth (Iloura) $million $million
White House Down $million $million
The Wolverine (Iloura) $million $million
Riddick $million $million
Thor: The Dark World $million $million
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $million $million
The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese $million $million
2014 The Monuments Men $million $million
Robocop $million $million
Divergent $million $million
A Million Ways to Die in the West (Iloura) Seth MacFarlane $million $million
Transformers: Age of Extinction $million $million
Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn Marvel Studios $million $million
Hercules $million $million
Into the Storm $million $million
The Maze Runner $million $million
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Shawn Levy $million $million
2015 Jupiter Ascending $million $million
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Paul Tibbitt
Mike Mitchell
$million $million
Mad Max: Fury Road $million $million
San Andreas $million $million
Ted 2 Seth MacFarlane $million $million
Ant-Man Peyton Reed Marvel Studios $million $million
The Walk Robert Zemeckis $million $million
2016 Deadpool Tim Miller $million $million
Captain America: Civil War Marvel Studios $million $million
Star Trek Beyond $million $million
Ghostbusters Paul Feig $million $million
Voyage of Time $million $million
Deepwater Horizon $million $million
Doctor Strange Marvel Studios $million $million
Allied Robert Zemeckis $million $million
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $million $million
2017 Ghost in the Shell $million $million
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 James Gunn Marvel Studios $million $million
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $million $million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales $million $million
Okja $million $million
Transformers: The Last Knight $million $million
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Iloura) Jon Watts $million $million
Blade Runner 2049 $million $million
Thor: Ragnarok (Iloura) Taika Waititi $million $million
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Iloura) Jake Kasdan $million $million
Bright (Iloura) $million $million
2018 Black Panther $million $million
A Wrinkle in Time $million $million
Pacific Rim: Uprising $million $million
Tomb Raider (Iloura) $million $million
Avengers: Infinity War Anthony and Joe Russo $million $million
Deadpool 2 $million $million
Ant-Man and the Wasp $million $million
Skyscraper (Iloura) $million $million
Christopher Robin (Iloura) $million $million
Crazy Rich Asians (Iloura) $million $million
A.X.L. (Iloura) $million $million
The Predator $million $million
Outlaw King $million $million
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald $million $million
The Christmas Chronicles Clay Kaytis $million $million
Aquaman $million $million
Welcome to Marwen Robert Zemeckis $million $million
2019 Velvet Buzzsaw Netflix $million $million
Triple Frontier $million $million
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum $million $million
Godzilla: King of the Monsters $million $million
Rim of the World $million $million
Men in Black: International $million $million
Spider-Man: Far From Home Jon Watts $million $million
Ad Astra $million $million
Ford v Ferrari $million $million
The Laundromat $million $million
It Chapter Two Andy Muschietti $million $million
Terminator: Dark Fate $million $million
Doctor Sleep $million $million
Jumanji: The Next Level Jake Kasdan $million $million

2020s edit

Year Film Director(s) Studio(s) and


Budget Gross
2020 Birds of Prey $million $million
Downhill $million $million
Bloodshot $million $million
The New Mutants $million $million
Extraction $million $million
The One and Only Ivan $million $million
The Witches $million $million
The Babysitter: Killer Queen $million $million
Wonder Woman 1984 $million $million
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting $million $million
2021 Mortal Kombat $million $million
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It $million $million
The Tomorrow War $million $million
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Destin Daniel Cretton Marvel Studios $150-200 million $432.2 million
Eternals Marvel Studios $million $million
Thunder Force $million $million
Candyman $million $million
2022 RRR $million $million
K.G.F: Chapter 2 $million $million
Top Gun: Maverick $million $million
Thor: Love and Thunder Taika Waititi Marvel Studios $250 million $760.9 million
Elvis $million $million
2023 Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms

Commercials edit

Commercial visual effects work produced by Method Studios includes Justin Timberlake's Filthy, Microsoft Surface: Combo, The Battle of Evony, Ford: Be the Guardian of Your Galaxy, and Nature Valley: Swimmer. They also did commercials for Fox NFL Sunday featuring Cleatus.

Method Design edit

Method Design is a design arm of Method Studios located within their Los Angeles and New York offices. This group has completed main titles and design for feature films and episodic shows including Godless, American Horror Story, The Night Of, and El Chapo. In addition to the film and trailer markets, Method Design has also done extensive commercial design work with Method Studios' commercial visual effects and finishing teams around the world.[10]

Awards won edit

Visual Effects Society Awards

  • 2013, Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial - Chevy '2012 Silverado'
  • 2011, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'

AICP Awards

  • 2014, VFX - GE 'Childlike Imagination'
  • 2013, Animation - DirecTV 'Troll'
  • 2011, VFX - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'

Clio Awards

  • 2014, Silver winner for VFX - DirecTV 'Troll'
  • 2012, Gold winner for VFX - Jameson 'Fire'
  • 2007, Gold winner for VFX – Adidas ‘Carry’
  • 2005, Silver winner for VFX – Sears ‘Arboretum’

London International Awards[11]

  • 2013, Bronze for Music Video VFX - Deadmau5 'Professional Greifers'
  • 2013, Bronze for Commercial Animation - DirecTV 'Troll'
  • 2012, Silver for VFX - Kia 'Share Some Soul'
  • 2011, Gold for VFX - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'

Australian Effects and Animation Festival (AEAF Awards)

Hollywood Post Alliance Awards[12]

  • 2014, VFX - GE 'Childlike Imagination
  • 2012, Compositing - Chevy '2012 Silverado'
  • 2011, Compositing - Jameson 'Fire'

CICLOPE Awards[13]

  • 2014, Gold for Live Action VFX - GE 'Childlike Imagination
  • 2013, Bronze for Live Action VFX - DirecTV 'Troll'
  • 2012, Silver for Live Action VFX - Halo 4 'The Commissioning'

3D World

  • 2011, Best use of CG in Advertising - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'

References edit

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  5. ^ "Stephanie GilgarExecutive Producer/Head of Production,Method Studios LAConference speaker". Collider Events. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
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