(From L-R) Ben Lock and Patric Roos.
BOURNEMOUTH, UK – Outpost VFX has introduced the hiring of Ben Lock (Star Wars Episode VII – The Drive Awakens, Prepared Participant One) as govt producer and Patric Roos (Avengers: Infinity Warfare, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) as govt artistic director for his or her new Asia Pacific operations. Based mostly within the APAC area, Lock and Roos will work intently with Outpost’s senior administration to ascertain a footprint in Asia, help the corporate’s world manufacturing, cement relations with key companions and supply high-end administration and inventive management.
Lock and Roos’ in depth information of the Asian movie and tv markets will increase the corporate’s world capability and improve its capacity to ship large-scale initiatives for main worldwide shoppers within the movie and high-end TV sectors. The corporate’s operation within the area will give it entry to as many as 300 extra artists, including to its capability of 150 within the UK and 150 in Montréal. Working alongside the corporate’s present services, the addition of Lock and Roos will allow Outpost to help shoppers 24 hours a day with a cumulative capability of near 600 individuals.
“It’s an extremely thrilling time to be becoming a member of such a forward-thinking and progressive firm, which is wanting east to what’s going to turn out to be an enormous marketplace for VFX,” Lock commented.
Following the latest additions of Karsten Hecker as CTO and Andrew Morley as head of VFX, the appointment of Lock and Roos provides two extra internationally famend VFX trade veterans to the Outpost VFX management crew.
“I’m very excited concerning the alternative to do one thing actually unique in APAC whereas additionally working with the Outpost administration and inventive groups within the UK and North America,” remarked Roos.”In an ever-changing VFX trade, branching out in APAC will see Outpost VFX turn out to be a world companion for our shoppers, providing better flexibility and leveraging the perfect expertise worldwide.”
“The crew and I are delighted that Ben and Patric have joined the enterprise, and that only some months after establishing a base in Montréal we’ve been in a position to diversify our world providing even additional,” added Outpost VFX’s founder and CEO, Duncan McWilliam.
Outpost’s drive to ascertain its presence in Asia follows the launch of its Montréal facility in early 2019. It has just lately labored on Watchmen for HBO, Black Mirror for Netflix, and Quick and Livid Presents: Hobbs & Shaw for Common.
Supply: Outpost VFX