It takes the best people to produce the best results. We work with award winning supervisors and artists to bring you nothing but the highest quality results possible in a timely manner at a price that won't break your budget.
martin Hall - vfx supervisor
Coming to visual effects for a fine arts and film-making background, Martin finds the power of the visual image to be of paramount importance to storytelling. Martin has worked in Hollywood production and post–production for over 20 years and continues to evolve with storytelling technology.
A two-time Emmy award winner for visual effects in the gritty John Adams for HBO and the eerie American Horror Story, Freakshow for FX, Martin’s work has been exemplary. In 2015, Martin was the Visual Effects Supervisor on AMC’s Into The Badlands, taking the show from preproduction to post delivery, in addition to second unit directing.
Taking on many roles recently, Martin Directed, Shot and VFX supervised the SciFi series, Nina Unlocked for the newly launched, www.recursor.tv.
Martin has worked as an effects supervisor on several commercials for clients such as Mattel, Mazda and Dodge. Additionally, he continues to composite and supervises on film and television projects. He has been the producer of several visual effects heavy projects Martin has worked with the Microsoft Surface Design team as the Senior Art Director. The goal for this project is to bring a more cinematic experience to the gestural interface.
Live-action film credits include lighting the model miniatures for Deep Rising for Dream Quest Images, Con Air, Armageddon, Flubber, My Favorite Martian, Bicentennial Man and Mission to Mars. He photographed large-format plates for X-Files and The Practice. Digital compositing and 3D work include the following credits: The Replacements, Monkey Bone, Driven, Dungeons and Dragons, Joyride, Rollerball, Black Knight, The Last Castle, Freddie Got Fingered, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Bourne Identity, Tuxedo, K19, Men in Black 2, Scooby Doo 1 & 2, Cat in the Hat, Garfield and Catwoman, Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, Thor, Mission Impossible, The Amazing Spiderman, Riddick, Noah. Oz, the Great and Powerful.
His work has been featured in Cinefex magazine. In addition to his artistry, Martin is an educator at Gnomon school of visual effects in Hollywood and a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES).
anthony Barcelo - vfx supervisor
Like many the original Star Wars left an indelible impression on Anthony as a child that has sustained his love of film and driven him to explore many areas of the movie making business which has spanned 28 years exploring fields in front of and behind the camera, on and off the set, and as a creative and a supervisor. Devoting the last 17 years to post production and the last 12 of those years primarily focused on compositing, Anthony brings a scalable repertoire of knowledge and experience to the table and leverages it to deliver the highest quality of work, on time and under budget.
Highlighted Studios Anthony has worked at:
Rhythm & Hues
Image Engine Design
Anthony has worked on over 100 Feature Films, TV shows, and commercials some of which were award nominated and winning projects.
Star Wars VII The Force Awakens
The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (Barco Escape)
Avengers: Age of Ultron
X-Men:Days of Future Past (Rogue Cut)
The Maze Runner (Barco Escape)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Fast and Furious 6
Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Hunger Games
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
The Good Wife
Legends of Tomorrow
Marvel's Agents of Shield
Person of Interest
Game of Thrones
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales
LOTR Mines of Moria
Mt Sierra College - Bachelors Degree Multimedia Design and Technology Suma Cum Laude / Valedictorian
james gorman - VFX Supervisor
Over the last 25 years James has developed a reputation as one of the most skilled artist in the visual effects industry. He has left his creative mark on over 150 films, television shows and auto industry projects.
James got his start in restoration projects for the Disney Corporation. Soon after he took on the VFX director position, claiming his first Telly Award. James has continued in the movie industry as a big contributor in visual effects compositing. He has been a long time educator in the field for accredited schools and large movie companies world-wide. As Supervisor, his projects come in on time and under budget.
James earned an Emmy for his work on the HBO/John Adams mini-series. His dedication to excellence shines in his work with Dodge, Chevrolet and Chrysler for their Detroit Auto Show presentations.
FEATURE FILM PROJECTS
Jack Reacher 2-Never Go Back
Miss Perrigans Peculiar Children
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
The Belko Experiment
Series Of Unfortunate Events
The Walking Dead
Agents Of Shield
Call of Duty Space Battle Commercial
The Beast Within
Star Trek Beyond (Main Title Sequence)
The Great Wall (Main Title Sequence)
Warner Brother’s Logo
AUTO INDUSTRY PROJECTS
Chrysler Town & Country
2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray
pete guzzo - Executive producer
Pete is a creative with unlimited vision. The space from which he works best is outside of the creative box . He always looks to expand his horizons and constantly seeks creative challenges .
Pete has forged an eclectic career from behind the camera. He has quickly catapulted to success through a variety of production experiences as a Commercial Director, Executive Creative, Executive Producer, Post Production Supervisor and Indie Film Director winning numerous and substantial global awards.
Pete’s creativity continues away from his production work. He creatively challenges himself by coming up with new, ambitious workout routines, grilling new recipes on his smoker, or volunteering to produce PSAs for non-profit organizations and charities.
● 15 years in commercial, original content, broadcast television and new media productions
● 13 years as a Creative Lead and Director
● 13 years as a Executive Producer, Senior Producer and Creative Lead for Production Companies and Post Houses
● 15 years producing and directing broadcast/TV network content
Pete’s rich background and elevated production experience ensure that he has nurtured and grown many client relationships with TV, advertising agencies and their clients, reaching and even exceeding their financial goals and marketing results.
Pete has produced multiple forms of visual content for various well-known brands: Ford, Dell, Transitions, United Way, Terminix, Cooper Tires, NAPA Auto Parts, HGTV Purina, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity, 3M and other national & global brands.
richard servello - President & Head of visual Effects
It's been a long road for Richard. As a kid he was inspired by films like The Dark Crystal, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and Jurassic Park for creating new worlds to get swept away in. As a teenager, films like Dark City, and The Crow grabbed his attention for the way they presented darkness as a character and built a world that couldn't be real, but forced itself into reality. In college, films like Fight Club and The Matrix sparked the real inner drive to be a part of the creation of these worlds.
Richard attended Full Sail University's Computer Animation program when it was in it's infancy. There were very few schools teaching visual effects and it was a long time dream to learn the trade. While in attendance he discovered compositing. It was never even on his radar. It was a foreign part of the process that became a fast obsession. Learning the in's and out's of Shake he graduated with the new goal of being a professional compositor. Living in Florida tho. It wasn't an easy goal to achieve. He decided that the only way in, was through. He picked up some free work on an independent film out of Atlanta, Georgia called Zombeak. It was a crazy movie about a possessed chicken. As luck would have it. A shot from that film on his reel landed him his first real job in an advertising firm (alongside producer Pete Guzzo in fact...we are a family here and keep long ties!).
After a couple years working in advertising, an opportunity presented itself. A feature film in Los Angeles needed an experienced compositor for 4 weeks! He packed up all of his worldly possessions and moved out west in pursuit of a career so hard fought. The job ended and the studio had no more immediate work. Fortunately, Richard has always been a networker. Contacting a long time friend and editor he had worked with, he was put in touch with a producer and that kick started a 10 year career in Los Angeles.
Richard has worked on many great feature films, including Oscar winning Life of Pi. He has worked on action films like Green Lantern, San Andreas, and the newly released Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and countless television series, like Angie Tribeca, Westworld, Major Crimes, and Dallas.
After over a decade of freelance consulting, Richard decided to open his own shop. With years of experience and a wealth of contacts in both production and talent he devised a plan. To build a company that not only provides the best quality visual effects in the industry...but to do it in a way that would be affordable and competitive against even outsourced vendors. East of LA VFX was born (being an homage to his humble beginnings, 2500 miles east of Los Angeles).