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Phosphene

Phosphene NY based VFX house specializing in feature films and long-form television. Phosphene is an independent design and visual effects house led by founders/co-owners John Bair and Vivian Connolly.

Bair and Connolly, who have collaborated on projects since 2005, both love the process of delving into a project during pre-production and helping the director bring his/her vision to life. In 2010, Bair and Connolly launched Phosphene and immediately hit the ground running with visual effects for Barry Levinson’s You Don’t Know Jack, Phillip Noyce’s Salt, George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau, Jod

Bair and Connolly, who have collaborated on projects since 2005, both love the process of delving into a project during pre-production and helping the director bring his/her vision to life. In 2010, Bair and Connolly launched Phosphene and immediately hit the ground running with visual effects for Barry Levinson’s You Don’t Know Jack, Phillip Noyce’s Salt, George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau, Jod

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Boris FX | Tracking Power: Phosphene, HBO’s Succession, and Mocha Pro
03/07/2022
Boris FX | Tracking Power: Phosphene, HBO’s Succession, and Mocha Pro

Boris FX | Tracking Power: Phosphene, HBO’s Succession, and Mocha Pro

The visual effects team at New York-based Phosphene works together…unlike the Roy family on HBO’s Succession. The only behind-the-scenes dealing is how the artists create realistic invisible effects. The studio has partnered with the award-winning series since the pilot episode and relies on Moc...

Well...  is finally here and it is worth a trip to the theater!!!! Team Phosphene seen here in the wild feeling very pro...
11/12/2021

Well... is finally here and it is worth a trip to the theater!!!!

Team Phosphene seen here in the wild feeling very proud of our work, led by Phosphene co-founder John Bair.

10/26/2021

Happy Halloween from your friends at Phosphene!

😈☠️🎃😱👻

Is it just us or is the next generation of artists looking younger and younger?Please welcome junior rotoscoper, Jack, t...
10/24/2021

Is it just us or is the next generation of artists looking younger and younger?

Please welcome junior rotoscoper, Jack, to the Phosphene family.

10 days until  we may have a trick up our dismembered arm...
10/21/2021

10 days until we may have a trick up our dismembered arm...

Please join us in welcoming junior producer Wyatt Griffin to the Phosphene family. His lack of experience is more than m...
07/20/2021

Please join us in welcoming junior producer Wyatt Griffin to the Phosphene family. His lack of experience is more than made up for by his cuteness. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

False Positive is out today on Hulu!Looking for a phantasmagoric & slightly disturbing weekend adventure w/ Ilana Glazer...
06/25/2021

False Positive is out today on Hulu!

Looking for a phantasmagoric & slightly disturbing weekend adventure w/ Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan?

We got you.

Today, team Phosphene biked, ran, walked & rollerbladed their way to almost $2,500 to help fight childhood cancer. Speci...
05/01/2021

Today, team Phosphene biked, ran, walked & rollerbladed their way to almost $2,500 to help fight childhood cancer. Special shout-out to the amazing Alexis Sansone for organizing!

Photos from Post New York Alliance - PNYA's post
04/02/2021

Photos from Post New York Alliance - PNYA's post

 June 18th!
03/15/2021
In The Heights – Powerful Trailer

June 18th!

The hydrants are open(ing). This summer, we’ll be back to dancing in the street together with . In theaters and streaming exclusively on ...

Loooooong year. Finally something to look forward to.
03/13/2021

Loooooong year. Finally something to look forward to.

Help team Phosphene reach our $1000 (or more) goal! VFX professionals will be leaving our caves and running, biking walk...
03/03/2021
Team Phosphene — The Theresa's Battleship Foundation

Help team Phosphene reach our $1000 (or more) goal!

VFX professionals will be leaving our caves and running, biking walking to help raise money to fight childhood cancer.

(This will be a virtual event following all Covid protocols).

Miles for Smiles Fundraising Page for Team Phosphene

03/01/2021

Watch Whoopi age before your eyes.

11/16/2020

Congrats on another amazing season finale

Always the highlight of the year working with the greatest team in town.

THE STAND
11/16/2020
THE STAND

THE STAND

Don’t miss this promo video for the Stephen King adaptation of THE STAND: The VFX and Previz are made by: Industrial Light & Magic Important Looking Pirates SPIN VFX Pixomondo Folks Phosphene Cinesite Zoic Studios Studio 8 Territory Studio The Third Floor Proof Inc Exceptional Minds Wylie VFX The ...

11/03/2020
10/09/2020
09/21/2020

Congrats to and and to the amazing &

06/01/2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER.
BLACK VOICES MATTER.
THE TRUTH MATTERS.

How VFX house Phosphene has been working remotely - postPerspective
05/07/2020
How VFX house Phosphene has been working remotely - postPerspective

How VFX house Phosphene has been working remotely - postPerspective

In our ongoing coverage of how studios are working remotely, we reached out to New York City-based visual effects house Phosphene. Founded in 2010 by Vivian Connolly and John Bair, Phosphene specializes in photorealistic VFX for film and television, and is particularly known for their detailed CG en...

Working from home.  Extra points for wearing pants.
04/29/2020

Working from home. Extra points for wearing pants.

The burger must go on! Virtual burger Friday is better than no burger Friday.
04/24/2020

The burger must go on! Virtual burger Friday is better than no burger Friday.

This producer came all the way from Australia to work from home in NY.  Not exactly what he had in mind, but he's making...
04/21/2020

This producer came all the way from Australia to work from home in NY. Not exactly what he had in mind, but he's making it work.

Taking security protocols a little bit TOO seriously....
04/20/2020

Taking security protocols a little bit TOO seriously....

Clients seem to be getting younger and younger, and these two even demand mac n' cheese from their lead compositor.
04/17/2020

Clients seem to be getting younger and younger, and these two even demand mac n' cheese from their lead compositor.

As long as the work gets done, who are we to judge who does it? Feline compositer, Tex, hard at work from home.
04/16/2020

As long as the work gets done, who are we to judge who does it? Feline compositer, Tex, hard at work from home.

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Phosphene has worked on HBO's award-winning series "Succession" since the pilot episode.

Discover how VFX Supervisor Aaron Raff and the team used Boris FX Mocha together with Foundry Nuke to create invisible effects on Season 3.

Think set extensions, filling in crowds, and painting out unwanted elements.

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To help us tease you about our upcoming in-depth interview with Overall Supervisor for his work on , he offers us this really cool video of the work done by Industrial Light & Magic, ILP - Important Looking Pirates, Phosphene and more! Courtesy of CBS Studios and Paramount+.
5 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THE !!!

Team Phosphene, led by Vivian Connolly, so far has 17 team members making up 122.2 miles running, walking, biking, rollerblading AND skateboarding! While most of Phosphene’s team members are based in New York, they also have miles coming in from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and Mindelheim, Germany!!! Phosphene is a New York based Visual Effects studio that works on shows and films such as Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Succession, The Devil All The Time and In The Heights.

To donate to Phosphene’s Team, check out their Team Page🧡💜💛

https://www.theresasbattleshipfoundation.org/team-phosphene

Get ready for lots of musical in these trailers for ! The are made by Phosphene, MPC, Alkemy X, PowerHouse VFX, , :
Phosphene is proud to have worked on for HBO Max. 133 VFX shots done during quarantine from remote locations all over New York!
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We hope everyone has been able to find some time to work on something they love lately! Some of our Made in NY Post Production Training Program grads certainly have - here they are attending one of the remote continuing ed programs we've rolled out for grads. This one features Vivian Connolly from Phosphene and special guest Mick Aniceto - thanks so much for joining us!
Inspired by the classic tale, Wendy. Now Playing in select theaters in LA & NY, nationwide 3/13. Posted in NY. Sound and Picture Finishing by Technicolor-PostWorks NY, Offline by Company 3 and VFX by Phosphene.
Check out The Deuce on HBO now! Finished in NY - Dailies, offline and picture finishing by Technicolor-PostWorks NY VFX by Phosphene sound editorial and sound mix by
Monday Motivation!

The team at Phosphene is currently nominated for an Emmy for their work on Showtime's highly-lauded limited series Escape at Dannemora.

Learn how they used Mocha from Boris FX together with Foundry Nuke to create ever-so-subtle de-aging and elaborate extensions/retexturizing environments.
Get ready for the drama because City on a Hill premieres on Showtime Networks TONIGHT! Finished in NY with dailies and picture finishing by Technicolor-PostWorks NY VFX by Phosphene and sound facility provided by Soundtrack New York
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