Atomic Fiction Takes a Walk to Montreal

Atomic Fiction is opening a flagship facility in Montreal in preparation of The Walk, Robert Zemickis’ biopic of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit (Joseph-Gordon Levitt).

“”We are excited to be building upon Atomic Fiction’s growth, and evaluated several possibilities for this expansion. There is an incredible talent base of VFX artists in Montreal, which makes it an ideal place to put down roots. We’’ve committed to a six year lease on a custom designed 15,000 square foot space,” says Kevin Baillie, co-founder of Atomic Fiction. “”The business climate and culture felt like the perfect fit, and the healthy tax incentives are the cherry on top for our filmmaker clients. There are so many reasons why Montreal is the ideal place for the DNA of our California studio continue to grow and evolve.”

Atomic Fiction is headquartered in Oakland, California, and is best known for VFX work on movies such as “Star Trek Into Darkness“Transformers Age of Extinction,” “Need for Speed,” and “Flight.” The company employs a unique cloud-based infrastructure for visual effects, which enables Atomic Fiction to maximize its investment in talent while minimizing hardware overhead costs.

““Since our inception, we’’ve centralized all of our render farms and core computing power in the cloud, which allowed us to ramp up very quickly in Montreal since both facilities essentially operate under the same infrastructure and pipeline,” explains Marc Sadeghi, president, Atomic Fiction. ““Because of this, when projects land at Atomic Fiction, we don’’t have to worry about which facility has the processing power to do the job. It’s more a question of pulling in the right team for the task, whether they’’re in California or Montreal.””

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Movies, performance capture, previs, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production

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