Stash Magazine: Lauching a virtual worldwide VFX studio

From the release:

VFX Legion is a post-production facility unlike any other in that, strictly speaking, there is no actual facility. Read on to learn how the world’s first fully remote visual effects vendor operates, and how tools like cineSync ensure a harmonious workflow, no matter the geographical distance.

Founded by VFX supervisor James Hattin and a team of like-minded individuals, Legion is a ‘studio’ like few others. While its HQ rests against the mountainous backdrop of Burbank, California, Legion’s collective of 50 artists are distributed across the globe, contributing to each new project from wherever they may be in the world.

Here, creativity and collaboration does not take place over desks, but over vast expanses of continent and ocean; a truly digital workspace replacing a physical one.

And it’s not just new technology that has allowed for this breakthrough in remote collaborative workflows. It’s Legion’s profound passion for bringing the power back to that one core element that remains unchanging and unflinching in an industry otherwise in constant flux – the artist.

“What we’re doing at Legion is empowering a new way of working for those on the frontlines of the creative industry,” says Hattin. “There’s no reason why, in the next five years, what we’re doing won’t be the standard. It makes sense on so many levels – it’s just the way things are going.”