London based VFX house Nvizible and Previsualisation company Nvizage, have rebranded under the new name Nviz:
The companies have always worked hand in hand, with talent moving fluidly between multiple disciplines, and sharing production management, support teams and ideas. The rebrand recognises a unity that has naturally evolved and comes at the same time as Nviz reveals a new office in Los Angeles and announces significant new appointments for the Nviz team.
Chris Lunney has been appointed Nviz’s Creative Director. Chris joined Nvizible in 2012 and brings over a decade of Art Department experience to the VFX process, enabling directors, editors and production designers to find creative solutions to best communicate their story. Chris’s work as Nvizible’s Graphics Supervisor includes Captain Phillips, Jason Bourne and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Janek Lender became Head of Visualisation at the end of 2018, after first working with Nvizage in 2016 on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. As Previs Supervisor he has worked on projects such as Life, Venom and Artemis Fowl. Most recently, Janek has been working on a new real-time visualisation technique for the upcoming Kingsman film, The King’s Man, as well as supervising several sequences of the upcoming Sony/Marvel film Morbius.
In the U.S, Monty Granito joins the team as Creative Director of the LA office, bringing with him vast experience in the development phase of live action and feature animation projects. Monty pioneered a new method of illustrated 2D/3D animatics, that was used on Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame, Shazam, and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Prior to this he was a Previs Supervisor and Layout Lead for 15 years; in a role of creative leadership on films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Rio and I am Legend.
Nvizible and Nvizage have strong track records as problem-solvers, making the film-making process easier and more efficient for clients. Offering expertise in storyboarding, previs and techvis, virtual camera systems, on-set and post-production graphics, and visual effects, Nviz unites these disciplines in one home, assisting in creating workflows for challenging and complex projects.
The opening of the LA office marks an even deeper level of collaboration between Nviz and the filmmakers and studios it works with during development and the earliest stages of pre-production.
“Nvizible and Nvizage have always worked closely together, sharing key artists and systems.” says CEO, Kris Wright, “With the rise in Virtual Production, resulting in a convergence of filmmaking disciplines, it makes sense to consolidate into a simpler identity at this pivotal time in our evolution. We’re extremely excited about this new phase and the opportunities it presents us and our clients.”