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Rodeo FX is a visual effects company involved in projects in the film, television and advertising industry.[1] The company currently has studios in Montreal, Quebec City, Munich and Los Angeles.

Rodeo FX
Private
IndustryVisual effects
Founded2006 (2006) in Montreal, Canada
FounderSébastien Moreau
Headquarters99 Prince Street,
Montreal, Quebec
,
Canada
Number of locations
4
Key people
Sébastien Moreau (President & VFX supervisor)
Number of employees
600
Websiterodeofx.com

HistoryEdit

Rodeo FX was founded in 2006 in Montreal, Canada by Sébastien Moreau and started producing visual effects for feature films in 2007. In 2013, the company started producing visual effects for television for the first time, creating over 150 visually altered shots for the fourth season of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.[2] In early 2014, it expanded outside of Montreal for the first time, opening an office in Quebec City, which now employs 35 animators and VFX-artists.[3] In December 2014, following its acquisition of the VFX company Hatch FX, Rodeo FX opened an office in Los Angeles. According to Jordan Soles, Rodeo's vice president of technology and development, the step was taken to bring the company closer to the studios, directors and the film development process itself.[4] In November 2017, the company announced the opening of a new office in Munich, Germany to establish a hub for the visual effects market in Europe.[5]

The studio’s VFX work has been rewarded on many occasions, including six Visual Effects Society Award for visual effects; these included two for the television series Game of Thrones and four for motion pictures. The company has also received three Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Effects for its participation in the TV series Game of Thrones as well as three HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) Awards for the same series.[6][7][8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

TelevisionEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

The following list of awards and nominations for Rodeo FX lists accolades that have been presented to a team containing at least one employee of Rodeo FX.

Year Nominated work Award For Result
2007 The Golden Compass VES Award Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture Nominated
Academy Award Best Visual Effects Won
2008 BAFTA Award Best Special Visual Effects
2009 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull VES Award Best Single Visual Effect of the Year (For "Valley Destruction") Nominated
Outstanding Matte Paintings in a Feature Motion Picture
The Day the Earth Stood Still Best Single Visual Effect of the Year (For "Newborn Klaatu")
2011 Rango CFCA Award Best Animated Film Won
Hollywood Film Award Best Animation
LAFCA Award Best Animated Film
NBR Award Best Animated Film
SFFCC Award Best Animated Feature
WAFCA Award Best Animated Feature
2012 Academy Award Best Animated Feature
Annie Award Best Animated Feature
BAFTA Award Best Animated Film
VES Award Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture
Critics' Choice Award Best Animated Feature
OFCS Award Best Animated Film
Source Code VES Award Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture Nominated
2013 The Amazing Spider-Man VES Award Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Pacific Rim Hollywood Film Award Best Visual Effects Won
2014 On/Off Maverick Movie Award Best VFX
Pacific Rim BAFTA Award Best Special Visual Effects Nominated
VES Award Outstanding Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture
Annie Award Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in a Live Action Production Won
Enemy Canadian Screen Award Achievement in Visual Effects Nominated
Game of Thrones Creative Arts Emmy Award Outstanding Special Visual Effects (Episode "The Children") Won
2015 VES Award Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program (Episode "The Children")
Birdman Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
2016 The Walk VES Award Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Nominated
2018 Game of Thrones VES Award Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project (Episode "The Dragon and The Wolf") Won

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rodeo FX: Our Philosophy". Rodeo FX. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Game of Thrones: Season 4". Rodeo FX. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ Frei, Vincent. "Rodeo FX opens in Quebec City". Art of VFX. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  4. ^ Cummins, Julianna. "Rodeo FX expands stateside for feature biz". Playback. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Rodeo FX announces the opening of a studio in Munich". RodeoFX. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Rodeo FX Awards". Rodeo FX. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Rodeo FX Wins Third Consecutive Emmy Award for Game of Thrones". Philpott Communications. Philpott Communications. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Rodeo FX wins a third HPA Award for Game of Thrones". Rodeo FX. Rodeo FX. 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016. its third consecutive HPA Awards for Game of Thrones in the “Outstanding Visual Effects – Television” category