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Method Studios
Method Studios
Los Angeles, California
Number of locations
New York City, USA
San Francisco, USA
Atlanta, USA
Vancouver, Canada
Montreal, Canada
Melbourne, Australia
Pune, India
Key people
Ed Ulbrich - President and General Manager, Visual Effects and VR
Eric Combrie - COO
Erika Burton - EVP, Global Features VFX
ServicesVisual Effects
ParentDeluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.

Method Studios is a visual effects company launched in 1999 in Los Angeles, California with facilities in New York, Atlanta, Vancouver, San Francisco, Melbourne, Montreal, and Pune. The company provides production and post-production services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, AR/VR, compositing and finishing.[1]

Some commercial and feature projects produced by Method Studios have been recognized by award bodies such as the Visual Effects Society (VES) and Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP).[2][3] Some Method staff have been invited to speak at industry conferences such as SIGGRAPH, NAB, Collider and the VES Production Summit[4][5]


In late 2010, Method Studios was acquired by Deluxe to form part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. This group includes other companies specializing in post-production such as Company 3 (color grading) , Encore (TV post-production and visual effects), and Beast (editorial). Method Studios co-locate with both Company 3 and Beast in Atlanta, share facility space with Company 3 in Los Angeles and New York, and share facility space with Encore in Vancouver.[6] In 2018 Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. acquired the award-winning VFX studio Atomic Fiction, and joined it with Method Studios.[7]


Method Studios has collaborated on feature films with many top studios such as Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios and Paramount. In terms of commercial production, the company maintains working relationships with many award-winning directors such as Noam Murro, Tom Kuntz, Jake Scott, Nicolai Fuglsig and Mark Romanek. Commercial clients include Verizon, DirecTV, Kia Motors, Microsoft, Bridgestone, Chrysler and Canon through agencies David&Goliath, Grey, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Twofifteen and TBWA/Chiat Day and many more.[8]


Feature Films

Year Film Director Distributor Budget Gross
2008 Changeling Clint Eastwood Universal Studios 55 million 113.4 million
2009 Watchmen Zack Snyder Warner Bros. Pictures

Paramount Pictures

130 million 185.3 million
Angels & Demons Ron Howard Sony Pictures 150 million 485.9 million
Invictus million million
2010 I'm Here million million
A Nightmare on Elm Street million million
The Sorcerer's Apprentice million million
Salt million million
Let Me In million million
Red million million
2011 The Green Hornet million million
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides million million
Tree of Life million million
X-Men: First Class million million
Captain America: The First Avenger million million
The Ides of March million million
Contagion million million
Tower Heist Brett Ratner million million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 million million
J. Edgar million million
Jack and Jill million million
New Years Eve Garry Marshall million million
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance million million
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo David Fincher million million
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close million million
2012 Man on a Ledge million million
This Means War million million
Wrath of the Titans million million
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! million million
Dark Shadows million million
Men in Black 3 million million
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter million million
Ted million million
Looper million million
Argo million million
Flight million million
Cloud Atlas million million
2013 Beautiful Creatures million million
A Good Day to Die Hard million million
Iron Man 3 million million
After Earth million million
White House Down million million
The Wolverine million million
Riddick million million
Thor: The Dark World million million
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire million million
The Wolf of Wall Street million million
2014 The Monuments Men million million
Robocop million million
Divergent million million
A Million Ways to Die in the West million million
Transformers: Age of Extinction
Guardians of the Galaxy million million
Hercules million million
Into the Storm million million
The Maze Runner million million
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb million million
2015 Jupiter Ascending million million
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water million million
Mad Max: Fury Road million million
San Andreas million million
Ted 2 million million
Ant-Man million million
The Walk million million
2016 Deadpool million million
Captain America: Civil War million million
Star Trek Beyond million million
Ghostbusters million million
Voyage of Time million million
Deepwater Horizon million million
Doctor Strange million million
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
2017 Ghost in the Shell
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Transformers: The Last Knight
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Blade Runner 2049
Thor: Ragnarok
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
2018 Black Panther
A Wrinkle in Time
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Tomb Raider
Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool 2
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Christopher Robin
Crazy Rich Asians
The Predator
Outlaw King
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Christmas Chronicles
Welcome to Marwen
2019 Velvet Buzzsaw
Triple Frontier
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Rim of the World
Men in Black: International
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
The Laundrymat
It Chapter Two
Terminator: Dark Fate
Doctor Sleep
Jumanji: The Next Level
2020 Birds of Prey
The New Mutants
The Witches
The Babysitter: Killer Queen
Top Gun: Maverick
Wonder Woman 1984


Commercial visual effects work produced by Method Studios includes Justin Timberlake's Filthy, Microsoft Surface: Combo, The Battle of Evony, Ford: Be the Guardian of Your Galaxy, Nature Valley: Swimmer

Method Design

Method Design is a design arm of Method Studios located within their Los Angeles and New York offices. This group has completed main titles and design for feature films and episodic shows including Godless, American Horror Story, The Night Of, and El Chapo. In addition to the film and trailer markets, Method Design has also done extensive commercial design work with Method Studios' commercial visual effects and finishing teams around the world.[9]

Award wins

Visual Effects Society Awards
2013, Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial - Chevy '2012 Silverado'
2011, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'

AICP Awards
2014, VFX - GE 'Childlike Imagination'
2013, Animation - DirecTV 'Troll'
2011, VFX - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'

Clio Awards
2014, Silver winner for VFX - DirecTV 'Troll'
2012, Gold winner for VFX - Jameson 'Fire'
2007, Gold winner for VFX - Adidas 'Carry'
2005, Silver winner for VFX - Sears 'Arboretum'

London International Awards[10]
2013, Bronze for Music Video VFX - Deadmau5 'Professional Greifers'
2013, Bronze for Commercial Animation - DirecTV 'Troll'
2012, Silver for VFX - Kia 'Share Some Soul'
2011, Gold for VFX - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'

Australian Effects and Animation Festival
2013, Commercial Animation - DirecTV 'Troll'
2013, Idents & Stings - SBS 'Fresh History'
2013, Music Videos - Deadmau5 'Professional Greifers'
2012, Commercial Animation - Kia 'Share Some Soul'

Hollywood Post Alliance Awards[11]
2014, VFX - GE 'Childlike Imagination
2012, Compositing - Chevy '2012 Silverado'
2011, Compositing - Jameson 'Fire'

CICLOPE Awards[12]
2014, Gold for Live Action VFX - GE 'Childlike Imagination
2013, Bronze for Live Action VFX - DirecTV 'Troll'
2012, Silver for Live Action VFX - Halo 4 'The Commissioning'

3D World
2011, Best use of CG in Advertising - Halo Reach 'Deliver Hope'


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  2. ^ "9th Annual VES Awards". Visual Effects Society. Archived from the original on 2012-02-02. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "The Art & Technique of the American Commercial". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Effects Omelet | SIGGRAPH 2012". 2012-08-09. Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Stephanie GilgarExecutive Producer/Head of Production,Method Studios LAConference speaker". Collider Events. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Company 3® and Method Studios Join Beast Editorial in Chicago - CHICAGO, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Deluxe's Method Studios to Acquire Award-Winning VFX Company Atomic Fiction in Continued Global Expansion - LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/". Retrieved .
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  10. ^ "London International Awards". Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Hollywood Post Alliance, redefining post production(TM)". 2012-09-01. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Ciclope Festival". Ciclope Festival. Retrieved .

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