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Buoyed by a string of high-profile film and television projects, PowerHouse VFX has quickly solidified its place as an industry leader on New York’s VFX scene.
Rising Sun Pictures signed on as a visual effects supplier to The Predator late in its production cycle, assuming the formidable task of delivering a host of complex effects in just 11 weeks.
Russel Balugo successfully completed The RSP / UniSA Graduate Certificate program in Dynamic Effects and Lighting earlier this year. A short time later, he accepted a position as a 3D generalist at Rotor Studios, a live action and production studio in Sydney that has produced award-winning work for Toyota and other international brands.
Spurred by growth in international film production, improved local incentives and a strong pool of talent, Rising Sun Pictures has launched a major, new expansion effort. The visual effects studio is adding significant space and technical resources to its Adelaide production studio and expects to grow its staff by nearly one-third over the next few months.
In a project spanning six months, Rising Sun Pictures produced 86 visual effects shots for Animal World, the new fantasy adventure film that debuted to considerable fanfare at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival and is currently in international release.
Christina Rzewucki is a Texture and Look Development Artist at Rising Sun Pictures. A 2016 graduate of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment in Adelaide, she began her career with the game company Monkeystack.