News, Features, and Recent Events

  • LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pixomondo, the Oscar-winning visual effects company, has named Jonny Slow as its new Global Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

    May 7, 2019
  • The Orville is an American science fiction comedy-drama series created by and starring Seth McFarlane. Pixomondo has been working on The Orville since Season 1.

    April 16, 2019
  • Production of the family adventure film A Dog’s Way Home needed to make its way home to a VFX house, and found that home with Pixomondo.

    April 12, 2019
  • In early 2019, The Wandering Earth was released during Chinese New Year. As Director Gwo says, the deep love to motherland is the core in a Chinese Sci-Fi. “What is Chinese sci-fi? We are looking for something that comes from Chinese cultural values in this movie. Otherwise it will be another Hollywood story.”

    March 25, 2019
  • Pegasus, another PIXOMONDO’s work, is one of the blockbuster movies in the beginning of 2019. In this article, your will see how visualization tools such as concept design, previz, techviz, shot design can help a movie like this.

    March 6, 2019
  • For The Wandering Earth the team at Pixomondo created the enormous Cargo Transportation Truck, the high tech Surveillance Drone that launches from atop a weaponized Military Truck and the Rescue Bubble that everybody wishes to own!

  • PIXOMONDO completed 216 shots (over 60% are category A shots), including over 50 full CG shots. The work ranges from full CG environments to heavy effects simulations with collapsing ice and collapsing frozen buildings.

  • PXO’s VFX Supervisor Nhat Phong Tran breaks new ground to integrate VFX and Sound

    February 13, 2019
  • green lantern attraction

    Pixomondo produced the animation for attractions at the park including the popular Green Lantern flying film

    February 12, 2019
  • Oscar-winning VFX company Pixomondo has come aboard director Roland Emmerich’s World War II action drama feature, Midway.

     

    November 26, 2018
  • LA joins the already thriving advertising divisions in Pixomondo’s Germany and China locations.

    November 19, 2018
  • The global VFX studio is the latest company to put down roots in the tech-savvy French-Canadian city.

    November 14, 2018
  • Innovate Entertainment Founder/President David Kenneth has partnered with VFX house Pixomondo’s themed entertainment division as an executive producer.

    November 9, 2018
  • November 5, 2018
  • LOS ANGELES, CA – One of Germany’s most celebrated and well-known actresses, Veronica Ferres, was honored for her body of work on Saturday October 20th 2018 at Pixomondo LAX as part of the 12th Annual German Currents Film Festival.

    October 30, 2018
  • 12th Annual German Currents Film Festival presents outstanding German, Austrian and Swiss Films in Los Angeles from October 19th-22nd, 2018.

    October 4, 2018
  • Pixomondo Studio in Los Angeles was honored with a visit from the President of Germany; Frank-Walter Steinmeier on June 18th, 2018.

    June 28, 2018
  • “The most talented artists I’ve worked with have all been the ones asking questions and taking input… I’ve been lucky to work with some amazingly talented people and am now enjoying more of that at Pixomondo.” -Goran Backman

    September 18, 2017
  • Colin Brady is a director, creative producer, story and animation supervisor.

  • ZF Trade Show

    November 12, 2016
  • Stuttgart Environment Team Our Environment team in Stuttgart is second to none!

    September 26, 2016
  • “Isn’t Game of Thrones a great series?” When posed with this question, many people respond immediately with a bright and excited expression on their face. While there are some non-believers, no one is able to deny the simple truth that Game of Thrones is HBO’s most successful HBO television series.

    September 18, 2016
  • Introducing Aslan Malik: Executive Creative Director of The Hype.

  • We had our second Freeflow session recently! Rachel Bellini from our pipeline team presented her technical paper on “Time-Varying Weathering in Texture Space” which was co-written with Yanir Kleiman and Daniel Cohen-Or.

    September 16, 2016
  • Although Pixomondo is known for its large body of work in feature film and television, the company’s roots come from its previsualization department. Our history, based out of our Venice offices, began with our unique approach to the previs process on the movie 2012.

    September 15, 2016
  • From Executive Producers to VFX Supervisors and team leads, Pixomondo is proud to have a strong female presence leading its global team.

    September 2, 2016
  • This is our Toronto FX team aka “where all the VFX magic happens.”

    August 31, 2016
  • Job Fair in Toronto 2017

    August 18, 2016
  • Piet Hohl, VFX Supervisor at PXO Frankfurt flashes his “win-you-over-in-a-second” smile, as he is asked if he can remember his first Job with Pixomondo.

  • In an interview with Sven Martin, the VFX Supervisor of the Frankfurt team, he discusses the process of creating dragons for Game of Thrones.

    August 9, 2016
  • Maya Bitfrost Update

    August 8, 2016
  • Creating Worlds The Toronto Matte Painting Team Enjoying the adventures of young explorer, Marco Polo returned in Season 2 and Pixomondo is proud to work on the VFX for this wonderful show again!

    August 3, 2016
  • SIGGRAPH 2016 is quickly approaching! This year the conference will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center from July 24-28.

    July 23, 2016
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are developing as core topics in the industry. PIXOMONDO has followed and supported the rapid development of these new technologies, and we are proud to introduce VR/AR as our fastest growing global department.

  • It has been quite a journey since we first opened an office in Toronto during 2011. This year we are happy to announce that we’ve acquired a larger building to accommodate our rapidly growing teams.

  • International Correspondent Nick Vivarelli from Variety wrote a great feature about Sigfried and Roy’s upcoming biopic treatment.

  • Pixomondo hosted a TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) open house on June 9th at our Los Angeles studios.

    June 11, 2016
  • We are excited to announce that PIXOMONDO’s collaborative entry won first place for “VR Movies” at the first HTC Vive VR Content Competition. PIXOMONDO supported Zanadu, China’s leading luxury travel agency, on the technical and post-production side.

    May 17, 2016
  • Cinefex Magazine interviewed our VFX Supervisor Randall Smith about our work on the feature film The 5th Wave. Read some excerpts below, and of course, check out the magazine for the full article!

    May 12, 2016
  • Our VFX Supervisor Nhat Phong Tran gave two presentations at the Autodesk booth during NAB 2016. He discussed PIXOMONDO’s global pipeline and its growth as a studio, and also talked about how we created the dragons and other vfx for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

    April 25, 2016
  • PIXOMONDO will be at TAAFI on April 22-25, 2016. Come meet with our team and catch a presentation by our crew!

    April 22, 2016
  • This year’s conference will focus on the theme  Blending Realities and will take place from April 26-29, Stuttgart, Germany.

    April 13, 2016
  • PIXOMONDO will be touring cities around the world to meet local international talent!

    Come meet with our team and see behind-the-scenes presentations.

    April 2, 2016
  • Art of VFX Vincent Frei interviewed PIXOMONDO’s VFX Supervisor Sven Martin about his experience working on the feature film Bridge of Spies.

    March 16, 2016
  • Hubei in the Air is an immersive film experience in which viewers are taken on a flight over the historically rich province of Hubei, China.

    November 20, 2015
  • This interview with Thinkbox discusses how “By sharing render resources across facilities, Pixomondo maximizes efficiencies; its globally dispersed farm runs 24/7 thanks to a proprietary process built on top of Thinkbox Software’s Deadline, on which the company standardized in 2010.”

    September 20, 2015
  • PIXOMONDO is proud to be one of the sponsors for the VES Society’s Toronto Summer Party.

    August 19, 2015
  • Ian Failes from fxguide wrote an article about the VFX behind 20th Century Fox’s new release of Fantastic Four. Below are excerpts featuring VFX Supervisor Sean Faden discussing PIXOMONDO’s VFX work regarding characters Sue Storm and Doctor Doom.

  • Based on the popular children’s books, the animated movie Pettersson und Findus – Kleiner Quälgeist, große Freundschaft was released in theatres today. Pixomondo Frankfurt was responsible for creating and animating the cat, Findus.

     

    August 1, 2014
  • The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2014 were announced on Wednesday 08 January 2014, including a nomination for Star Trek Into Darkness in the Film Special Effects category.

    June 6, 2014
  • SIGGRAPH author Kristy Barkan writes about the visual effects behind the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Here are excerpts from the original article.

    April 8, 2014
  • The 12th Annual VES Awards took place on February 12, 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

    February 13, 2014
  • Computer Graphics World talks about NVIDIA’s role in achieving the groundbreaking special effects in feature films. Below are excerpts from the original article, including how Pixomondo leveraged NVIDIA to create the effects for “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

    January 26, 2014
  • We are proud to announce Star Trek Into Darkness is a nominee for Best Visual Effects for the 2014 Oscar Awards. Congratulations to our team for their excellent work on the film!

    January 20, 2014
  • Studio’s work on Star Trek: Into Darkness, Game of Thrones, and Da Vinci’s Demons garners multiple visual effects nominations.