With film and television production starting to resume, visual effects companies in New York State are gearing up to capitalize on a projected boom in demand. Eager to get back to work but wanting to do so safely, producers are expected to rely more on virtual production and other visual effects techniques to reduce the need for travel, locations shoots and crowd scenes.
Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) today marks its 25th anniversary. It’s another milestone for the visual effects studio which, from humble beginnings, has gone on to produce ground-breaking work for more than 150 motion picture and series productions, including some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed films of the past two decades.
The corona virus pandemic has impacted people and businesses world-wide. The strict quarantine restrictions have made it difficult for educational institutions to continue to operate. However, Rising Sun Pictures, whose core business is to problem solve and find creative solutions, devised a plan to continue the delivery of their education program with little disruption.
Historically, the visual effects (VFX) industry has a male-dominated workforce. Gender disparity runs across the board, but is especially evident in artist and supervisory roles, where women occupy a small fraction of positions, and have for decades