Company Eight VFX
Location New York/California/Paris
It’s a true story of success, with the team alternating between high-end commercial projects with the world’s biggest stars, to projects such as Netflix Original Beasts of No Nation, VR experiential productions, 3D animation and more. A product of this success, in 2016 Eight VFX found itself in the position – and requirement – to expand. In order to manage the influx of work and give each project full creative attention, the studio grew by a massive 50% in 2016, establishing new offices in the key locations of New York, Paris and Los Angeles.
Damien Bataille and Erik Carlson proved key in this rapid and tremendous growth. Erik Carlson joined as a Pipeline Developer in January 2013 and was responsible for the technical development of in-house tools and Python scripts to automate tasks with the use of ftrack.
Bataille joined Eight VFX as CG Supervisor and Head of VFX in January 2015, it was his responsibility with the technical knowledge of Carlson by his side to ensure that each new location – as well as Eight VFX as an overall entity – ran a bespoke pipeline that enabled artists to channel creativity with as little technological hindrance as possible.
Management and pipeline was a vital first step. If Eight VFX was to run multiple projects across studios, then getting projects past with finish-line without logistical turmoil was key. That’s where ftrack came in…
Head of VFX, Eight VFX
“ftrack removes the possibility for anyone to be “lost” on a project and accelerates the everything we do.”