Cinematic Design

From concept to final frame

Our Cinematic Design Team has worked with some of the biggest names in the business on shows like Alien: Romulus, Ant-Man: Quantumania, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Whether your project is early in pre-production, solving challenges during the shoot, or in need of post-viz, we can assist you in developing your visual story with storyboards, concepts and art direction, and executing film shots both with virtual production techniques and post production VFX.

Meet our team

Alex Nice
Studio Art Director
Carlos Fueyo
Real-Time Filmmaker
Cedric Tomacruz
Real-Time Matte Painter
Matt Conway
Real-Time Matte Painter
Zach Mandt
Real-Time Designer

Storyboards & Concept Development

Turn your ideas into dramatic visuals with help from our expert storyboard artists and concept illustrators. Using both traditional art and cutting edge real-time tools, our team crafts a unique visual language for each project that elevates the visual storytelling.

Concept illustrations from the portfolios of Alex Nice and Cedric Tomacruz

Artist-Driven Exploration

Groundbreaking processes lead to groundbreaking results. Our artists use real-time tools and AI-assisted workflows to iterate concepts rapidly, and create artwork that fully captures the intent of the final shot. Let us empower you to confidently make decisions early in the process, saving time and money later on.

Real-Time Previs & Tech Vis

Our artists bring your storyboards to life with dynamic, real-time previs using digital characters and virtual environments. Previs allows filmmakers to experiment and design key sequences early in the process. Tech vis closes the gap even further by bringing real-world production equipment into the virtual world and creating animated schematics. This process is especially useful when planning complex shots that affect multiple departments.

Virtual Art Department

Our virtual art department helps filmmakers explore creative ideas and implement real-time changes in lighting, design, and cameras. We collaborate through virtual scouting sessions to discuss shot compositions and story narratives. Virtual camera blocking sessions allow us to plan shots in a virtual space before filming, while virtual pre-light sessions define the look and lighting of digital sets.

Virtual Sets & Volume Integration

We specialize in creating meticulously detailed virtual sets optimized for in-camera VFX (ICVFX), ensuring they are camera-ready and capable of flawless integration. Whether it's enhancing practical sets with digital extensions or creating entirely virtual environments, we're dedicated to providing solutions that meet the demands of modern filmmaking. Our team can also support stage operations, guaranteeing smooth coordination between physical and virtual elements throughout the production process.

Real-Time Filmmaking

Realtime filmmaking represents the future-proof evolution of virtual production and VFX workflows, seamlessly integrating these processes to create content with complete flexibility and immediacy. Harnessing the power of cutting-edge graphics engines, we create stunning final pixels for feature films, short films, and game cinematics in real-time. Elevate your storytelling with dynamic visuals that push the boundaries of what's possible in cinematic production.