Ingenuity Studios

Ingenuity Studios Award-winning visual effects studio with offices in LA, NYC and Vancouver, working with discerning clients across TV, film, music and advertising.

Ingenuity Engine creates moving images for
film, television, & advertising.

Ingenuity Engine creates moving images for
film, television, & advertising.

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The team played the VFX high notes in the captivating series, Solos. This anthology series that streams on Amazon Prime ...
08/04/2021
ZELDA AND THE HUB ARE MADE FOR LOVE

The team played the VFX high notes in the captivating series, Solos. This anthology series that streams on Amazon Prime Video, takes place in different time periods. Amazon VFX Executives partnered with our team on 512 shots that include green orb, CG pool, twins and floating chalk.

“As each episode is essentially its own standalone short film, you’d think that each director would really vary wildly in style and approach, as there’s no set guidebook or guardrails as there is on an episodic. But that wasn’t the case with Solos. Our visual effects, sets and lighting were a backdrop for some of the world’s best actors to give incredibly moving performances to incredibly moving scripts.”

—Matthew Poliquin, Executive Producer, Ingenuity Studios

Ingenuity Studios Executive Producer Matthew Poliquin reflects on how Ingenuity helped navigate different time periods and execute key VFX shots including a green orb, CG pool, twins and floating chalk for Amazon Studios' anthology series Solos.

Take a look at the new vfx highlight article about our work on SOLOS by @cgwmagazine ✨✨“Given how much interaction the a...
07/20/2021

Take a look at the new vfx highlight article about our work on SOLOS by @cgwmagazine ✨✨

“Given how much interaction the actors have with their environment as each episode unfolds — as opposed to a large cast of characters — visual effects really adds to the story by bringing to bear complex and sometimes fantastical scenarios,”
— David Lebensfeld, founder and VFX supervisor

The series features an all-star cast including Academy Award winners Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, and Helen Mirren, along with Uzo Adubo, Anthony Mackie, Constance Wu, Dan Stevens, and Nicole Beharie.

💡 Be sure to stream SOLOS exclusively on @amazonprimevideo 💡

Take a dive into what went into the collaboration and creation of Spotify  #TodaysTopHits campaign with with AWN. The ta...
07/02/2021
Displaying Great Ingenuity on Spotify’s ‘Today’s Top Hits’ Campaign

Take a dive into what went into the collaboration and creation of Spotify #TodaysTopHits campaign with with AWN.

The task at hand? “create a fantastic hit station on which the world's greatest artists could discover new inspiration and create amazing music,” notes studio owner and VFX supervisor Grant Miller. “Everyone was keen to make the environments amazing, unique, and reflective of each artist's sensibilities."

Produced in collaboration with Spotify’s in-house creative team, we developed 65 shots in five stylized, fantastical CG worlds, each for a different starring musical act.

Ingenuity Studios delivers 65 shots in five stylized, fantastical CG worlds, each for a different starring musical act, for a new campaign highlighting the streaming music platform’s largest playlist.

Ever wonder how your favorite artists make the newest hits you love?Travel aboard the #TodaysTopHits ship by Spotify. An...
06/25/2021
Today's Top Hits: The Hit Station [Director's Cut]

Ever wonder how your favorite artists make the newest hits you love?

Travel aboard the #TodaysTopHits ship by Spotify. And watch a few familiar faces find their inspiration in their own fantastical suites.

Tell us what inspires you!

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In collaboration with Spotify 's in-house creative team Ingenuity Studios were excited to develop the five creative concepts.

Managing larger scenes, however, as well as transitioning from world to world posed a technological challenge. With a huge assist from Houdini USD and Renderman, we were able to render the complexity of the Today’s Top Hits ship in one fell swoop.

-- Grant Miller, Ingenuity Studios Partner + VFX Supervisor

Songs that are taking over the world. Today's Top Hits. Hits Made Here.

There's a new series in town! SOLOS! " 8 performances, 7 stories and 1 profound connection." Check it out on Amazon Prim...
05/20/2021
SOLOS - Trailer | Prime Video

There's a new series in town! SOLOS! " 8 performances, 7 stories and 1 profound connection." Check it out on Amazon Prime Video on May 21st!

SOLOS premieres May 21, 2021 in the US and select territories and June 25, 2021 worldwide on Prime Video.Created by David Weil. With Uzo Aduba, Nicole Behari...

05/05/2021

We multiplied the cats in this New York Lotto commercial via tiling and added the laser to spice things up. All completed in After Effects and finished in Nuke. And it's a no-brainer, the internet can always use more cat content!

05/03/2021

Here's a ringside view of the #beforeandafter crowd replacement and set extension scenes in Young Rock. The team re-created the Blaisdell Arena in Hawaii from the 1980s per architectural blueprints and reference photography. Check it 👊🏼

Our VFX Supervisor and Co-owner, Grant Miller and VFX Supervisor on S.W.A.T., Chad Wanstreet, discuss with Christopher H...
04/30/2021
HEX | Episode 3

Our VFX Supervisor and Co-owner, Grant Miller and VFX Supervisor on S.W.A.T., Chad Wanstreet, discuss with Christopher Hebert from SideFX how they incorporated Solaris into their pipeline as they digitally reconstructed street scenes from Downtown Los Angeles for S.W.A.T. Check it out!

Welcome to Episode 3 of HEX, an ongoing series of interviews with people from the Houdini community - studio artists, indie artists, developers, event organi...

Take a peek into what went into crafting the look and feel of Adrienne's (Sienna Miller), journey in the film Wander Dar...
03/17/2021
Shotmakers: the transitions in 'Wander Darkly' - befores & afters

Take a peek into what went into crafting the look and feel of Adrienne's (Sienna Miller), journey in the film Wander Darkly We worked closely with Director, Tara Miele in bringing Adrienne's non-linear recollection and hazy remembrance to the screen.

How Ingenuity Studios crafted these very specific VFX for the film.

03/16/2021

No this is not a dream ✨ We too can't get enough of the magic created in this @versace 🐬 Medusa 🐠 creation.

💎✨💎✨💎✨💎

#Repost @ferdinandoverderi
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The 💎 @versace 🐬 Medusa 🐠 film 🌊 🌊 ❤️ @donatella_versace 🐟 @haileybieber
@mona_tougaard @kendalljenner 🌊 by @ferdinandoverderi DOP @lukehpalmer edited by @motionprinciples @le.gui

What went into recreating 1859 Harpers Ferry & the Abolitionist Rebellion for #TheGoodLordBird on Showtime Networks? Che...
02/24/2021
Recreating 1859 Harpers Ferry And The Abolitionist Rebellion For THE GOOD LORD BIRD

What went into recreating 1859 Harpers Ferry & the Abolitionist Rebellion for #TheGoodLordBird on Showtime Networks? Check out the #VFXV article that just dropped with words from Ingenuity VFX Set Supervisor, Andrew Woolley & show-side VFX Supervisor Brad Minnich. Series produced by Blumhouse Television. Article by Chris McGowan.

Visual Effects Supervisor Brad Minnich and Ingenuity Studios Visual Effects Supervisor Andrew Woolley talk about recreating Harpers Ferry in 1859.

Our Fire and Explosions Reel just dropped with #artofvfx. Shots include those from #TheWalkingDead #TheGoodLordBird #SWA...
02/19/2021
Ingenuity Studios: Fire and Explosions Reel 2020 - The Art of VFX

Our Fire and Explosions Reel just dropped with #artofvfx. Shots include those from #TheWalkingDead #TheGoodLordBird #SWAT #TheFinalGirls #PennyDreadful #TheDetour #HappyDeathDay2U and more.

What artist doesn’t like to put fire and explosions in his shots? Let’s take a look at what Ingenuity Studios did on The Walking Dead, The Good Lord Bird, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and many others: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2021

Let the adventures begin and make sure to bring the snacks! Catch Waffles + Mochi on Netflix on March 16th!
02/11/2021
Waffles + Mochi | Official Trailer | Netflix

Let the adventures begin and make sure to bring the snacks! Catch Waffles + Mochi on Netflix on March 16th!

Waffles and Mochi embark on a global food expedition in order to become chefs. With the help of Mrs. Obama, Waffles and Mochi travel the world, learning all ...

02/11/2021
VFX Breakdown: Freaky

Have you seen Freaky by Blumhouse Horror yet? Here's an inside look at some of the blood and gore everyone is screaming about.

Throwing some heat your way with this VFX breakdown on the Showtime Networks limited series, The Good Lord Bird.  Check ...
12/18/2020
THE GOOD LORD BIRD: VFX Breakdown by Ingenuity Studios

Throwing some heat your way with this VFX breakdown on the Showtime Networks limited series, The Good Lord Bird. Check it out now on Art of VFX.

Let’s go back to the Old West with this VFX Breakdown by Ingenuity Studios about their work on the Showtime limited series, THE GOOD LORD BIRD: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2020

See all that what went into this fully 2D music video by our Motion Graphics team for Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge ...
12/15/2020
Ingenuity Studios Brings Kelly Clarkson & Brett Eldredge Holiday Duet to Animated Life | Animation Magazine

See all that what went into this fully 2D music video by our Motion Graphics team for Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge in this Animation Magazine article by Mercedes Milligan.

Video directed by Jay Martin.

Grammy-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson and acclaimed country singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge have brought their holiday duet “Under The Mistletoe” to life with a festive hand-drawn animated music video directed by Jay Martin with animation by Ingenuity Studios. “The goal was to create...

12/12/2020

Some stories end with a beginning. @Wanderdarkly is now available to watch on @appletv @amazonprimevideo or wherever you watch your movies. Get it!
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#WanderDarkly #visualeffects #vfx #ingenuitystudios #primevideo #appletv

12/11/2020
Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge - Under The Mistletoe [Official Music Video]

Tis the season for a fully 2D animated music video by Jay Martin and our Motion Graphics team ❄️⛄🎄

#Repost Kelly Clarkson
It's premiere time!! Watch my new music video for #UnderTheMistletoe with @BrettEldredge on @YouTubeMusic right now. Link in bio! Merry Christmas, y'all!! 🎄❤️😘

Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge - Under The MistletoeDownload/Stream: https://Atlantic.lnk.to/UnderTheMistletoeIDSubscribe for more content from Kelly Clar...

Variety highlights how the Visual Effects Industry has has acclimated during 2020. Our Founder, David Lebensfeld, and ot...
12/10/2020
VFX and Post Houses Execute Seamless Pivot in Coronavirus Era

Variety highlights how the Visual Effects Industry has has acclimated during 2020. Our Founder, David Lebensfeld, and other VFX powerhouse leaders share how they have tackled these unprecedented times. “We’re confident in this industry. We’re confident that we’re not going to be in this forever.”, says David Lebensfeld. Check it out!

“Pivot.” It’s a mantra and a directive if you want to survive in the entertainment industry during a global pandemic. That turn can mean complex protocols including testing on a daily basis w…

Take a look at our work on The Good Lord Bird series. The team worked on 450+ shots including matte paintings for period...
12/08/2020
A visual journey into the VFX of 'The Good Lord Bird' - befores & afters

Take a look at our work on The Good Lord Bird series. The team worked on 450+ shots including matte paintings for period-correct landscapes, gun battles and other effects. More in this article by Ian Failes. VFX Supervisor, Andrew Woolley, VFX Producer, Adam Lambert and Executive Producer, Matthew Poliquin.

Breaking down key VFX scenes from the show.

11/06/2020

Anyone ready for the holidays? ❤️Check out our Motion Graphics team's work on the new music video for "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas" by Dolly Parton featuring Michael Bublé. Enjoy!

Cardigan has been shortlisted for Best Visual Effects in this today's @ukmva awards 🙌🏼 🤞🏼@taylorswift Visual Effects Sup...
11/05/2020

Cardigan has been shortlisted for Best Visual Effects in this today's @ukmva awards 🙌🏼 🤞🏼@taylorswift

Visual Effects Supervisors
@thomasbrokaw
@blented

Executive Producer
@kieleyalexa

VFX Producer
@jumanah_shaheen

Lead Look Development Artist
@ersi_zhao

Lead Compositor
@cs_k_cs

Compositors
@dingding_yw
@wencashq
XiaoZhe Hong
@jajajaahh
Wei Zhou
@meena.yu
Zachary Wise
Keith Pullman
@benstommes
Brandon Burzawa
Christopher Vazquez

CG Supervisor
Jack Wesson
Jared Schwartz

CG Production Manager
@annaharari_

CG Production Coordinator
@kristine_escobedo_cg

CG Artists
@sarah_vanalstyne
@vannibrighell
@kylesarvas
@__lev__
Thierry Durieux
@TheRealGasMonkey
Changyong Zhao
@kenzo_ni

Real-time Lead
@taos_whittaker

FX Lead
@paul_j_baran

FX Artists
Ren Wei Yang
Viktor Kokoruza
Natalia Loktionova
@jedlaurance

Matchmove Lead
@vtorrellas

Animators
@animationnooblette
Yuner Chang
@miguelanimations

Lead VFX Editor
@getsickston1526

VFX Editors
@maxdrenckpohl
Chris Martinez

Pipeline TD
@pen_gabinart
@maxurbany
Nicholas Love

Technical Support
Andrew Mai

#cardiganmusicvideo #taylorswift #visualeffects #vfx #vfxstudio #ingenuityvfx #ingenuitystudios #lookdev

10/02/2020

✨ WONDER out now

#Repost @jumanah_shaheen

Directed by @mattypcock
Written by @mattypcock @shawnmendes & @connorbrashier
Produced by @roisinaudrey
Production Company @caviar.tv
EP’s @michaelsagol @kimdellara
HOP Casey Wooden

Special thanks to @andrewgertler and the @AGArtists team; @cezdarke @jwolosky @connorbrashier @justinstirling @sillystile

Label @islandrecords
VP of Marketing Sharon Timure
Film @kodak
35mm film processing @fotokem_la
Offline Edit @iehagy
Edit House @loompost.tv
EP @vklj
Assistant Editor @jakethesandbag
Color @bickelpedia @color__collective
Color EP @claudia
Sound Design @humanwordlwide
Sound Producer @ccanigs2
Sound Designer + mixer @sloanlogic
Visual Effects @ingenuityvfx
VFX Supervisors
@thomasbrokaw
@blented
EP @kieleyalexa
VFX Producer @jumanah_shaheen
On Set VFX Supervisor @Adgewool
2D compositors
@cs_k_cs
@zhechong
Lead Look Development Artist @ersi_zhao
Visual Effects Supervisors
David Lebensfield - @thomasbrokaw
Grant Miller - @blented
Chief Financial Officer
Matt Kearney - @mkearney207
Chief Technology Officer
Jai Bhatia
On Set Supervisor
Andrew Woolley - @Adgewool
Executive Producer
Kieley Culbertson - @kieleyalexa
VFX Producer
Jumanah Shaheen - @jumanah_shaheen
2D Composite Supervisor
Krisztian Csanki - @cs_k_cs
Zhe Chong - @zhechong
Lead Look Development Artist
Ethan Ersi Zhao - @ersi_zhao
Compositors
Zachary Wise - @zacharywise
Daniel Kaczkowski
Chris Vazquez - @chrisfxarts42
Wen Qian - @wencashq
Brad Clapper - @bradclapper
Ed Parra - @solodefectos
David Marulanda - @_david_mar
Raoni Santos - @raonilsantos
Sanghyun Jung
Adrian Mak- @adrianmak
Yiwen Ding- @dingding_yw

#vfx #vfxstudio #shawnmendes #musicvideo #lookdev #ingenuityvfx #ingenuitystudios

09/04/2020

Our work on Away launches today on Netflix!🚀🧑🏼‍🚀👩🏽‍🚀
And you have the entire Labor Day weekend to embark on this new bingeable drama about Emma Green's treacherous mission to Mars.
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Repost @awaynetflixtv
#vfx #vfxstudio #visualeffects #ingenuitystudios #ingenuityvfx #awaynetflix #netflix #friday

08/04/2020

"I should go to bed" How many times have you said that to yourself during quarantine? Well, while you're counting, you can get a glimpse of our work in this new @danandshay video!
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#repost: @danandshay
#danandshay #musicvideo #vfx #visualeffects #vfxstudio #ingenuitystudios

08/04/2020

"I should probably go to bed" How many times have you said this to yourself during quarantine?! Catch our work here in this new piece by @danandshay
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#danandshay #musicvideo #vfx #vfxstudio #visualeffects #ingenuityvfx #ingenuitystudios

08/03/2020

"I should probably go to bed" How many times have you said this to yourself during quarantine?! Catch our work here in this new piece by @danandshay
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#danandshay #musicvideo #vfx #vfxstudio #visualeffects #ingenuityvfx #ingenuitystudios

08/03/2020

"I should probably go to bed" How many times have you said this to yourself during quarantine?! Catch our work her in this new piece by @danandshay
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#danandshay #musicvideo #vfx #vfxstudio #visualeffects #ingenuityvfx #ingenuitystudios

Keep...LA weird? We’ve been Portland dreaming ever since we started working on this season of @stumptownabc 😍....#ingenu...
11/08/2019

Keep...LA weird? We’ve been Portland dreaming ever since we started working on this season of @stumptownabc 😍
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#ingenuitystudios #vfx #visualeffects #beforeandafter @cobiesmulders @ Ingenuity Studios

YAY or NAY: celebrating Christmas🎄before Thanksgiving🦃? 🤔We say YES! 🙌 Our AMAZING graphics department did a trio of mus...
11/07/2019
Holiday Classics by Frank Sinatra, Brenda Lee Get Animated in New Videos From Universal Music

YAY or NAY: celebrating Christmas🎄before Thanksgiving🦃? 🤔

We say YES! 🙌 Our AMAZING graphics department did a trio of music videos for classic Christmas songs for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Even Billboard had to get in on this project - check it out now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSHGd4lmLd4

The decades-old Christmas songs of Frank Sinatra, Brenda Lee and more are getting the music video treatment.

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Where is the video of Willie and Dolly she posted on Facebook it is on here but I didn't find it ?