Monday, January 24, 2011

DIVE Adds VFX Artist Rodas to Creative Team

by Cow News Droid on Jan 24, 2011 at 11:37:11 am
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania--January 24, 2011) DIVE, the film finishing division of Shooters Inc., has recently expanded its creative team, hiring Ruben Rodas as Paint Artist.

Rodas’ most recent work for DIVE includes 2D paint work on director Matt Reeves’ “Let Me In”, M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender”, and Doug Liman’s “Fair Game”.

Rodas hails from Santa Maria, CA and most recently worked at CafĂ© FX where his 2D paint and rotoscoping talent graced such blockbusters as “Alice in Wonderland”, “The Kite Runner”, “Spider-Man 3” and “Sin City”. His background also includes work on films such as “Seven Pounds”, “Nim’s Island”, “Snakes on a Plane”, “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl”.

His accomplishments include paint and compositing work on “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, “King Kong”, “Danika” and “The Final Destination”. Rodas also has experience in broadcast content as evident in his work for Eden FX on the NBC series “The Cape”.

“Ruben is a great addition to our team,” says DIVE’s Compositing Supervisor Ed Mendez. “Besides being one of the nicest guys I know, his combination of film experience and artistic skills adds an advanced level of paint and compositing to DIVE, allowing us to work on even more complex and intricate paint reconstruction VFX shots.”

Rodas is particularly energized by Shooters’ unique three-division structure of broadcast advertising, film finishing and visual effects, and content development.

DIVE and its parent company Shooters, open production possibilities to a wider audience,” says Rodas. “I'm very excited to work for a company which produces competitively, has the capabilities to assist film visual effects production from beginning to end, and even offers sound and finishing support. The creative team at Shooters and DIVE is nothing less than amazing, and it’s a great privilege to work with such brilliant minds.”

About DIVE:
Based in Philadelphia, PA, DIVE ( ), is the visual effects, DI and film finishing division of Shooters Inc., led by veteran Visual Effects Supervisor Mark O. Forker. As one of the east coast’s premier post production facilities for film finishing services, DIVE offers filmmakers the opportunity to complete Visual Effects, Digital Intermediates and Titles by coupling creative continuity with an integrated workflow. For more information contact DIVE VP Business Development Bob Lowery ( or Executive Producer Andy Williams ( ) at 267.514.7700.

About Shooters, Inc.:
Shooters Inc. ( ) blends talent, technology and client service to provide a superior level of quality and creativity. Shooters’ client base consists of ad agencies, production companies, filmmakers, television and cable networks, political consultants, PR firms, and corporations. Capabilities include Spirit 2K film transfer w/ Bones data, da Vinci 2k Plus w/Colorist Toolbox; Resolve Digital Cinema Suite, six Inferno/Smoke2k suites, nine Avid non-linear edit, four final cut suites, CGI and graphic design, Flame, three surround sound audio suites, audio recording studio, film, HD and video crews and studio. Shooters offers these services in SD, HD, 2K, 4k, RED and Viper. Shooters also has a content division, ShootersTV, that produces Food Network’s “Dinner: Impossible”, “Restaurant: Impossible” and “Food Feuds”, as well as a visual effects, Digital Intermediate and film finishing division, DIVE ( ).

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