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Post Logic Studios Provides VFX Supervision for NBC's 'The Storm'

Prime Focus Contributes 155 VFX Shots for Two-Part Series (September 01, 2009)
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Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, provided VFX supervision for the two-part action/drama series "The Storm," which aired on NBC on July 26 and August 2.

Directed by Bradford May ("Wildfire," "Tremors") and shot by cinematographer Maximo Munzi ("Ring of Death," "Crash and Burn"), "The Storm" stars James Van Der Beek, Treat Williams, Teri Polo and John Larroquette. The two-part series, about an experiment to manipulate the earth's weather with disastrous consequences, contains almost 400 visual effects shots, 155 of which were created by Prime Focus Group's Mumbai, India VFX facility.

Working closely with prodco Larry Levinson Productions (LLP), Post Logic Studios VFX Supervisor Boyd Stepan created 2D animatics of the shots, which, once approved, were sent to Prime Focus India to use as references while developing the full shots. "We had a four-day turnaround working with our sister facility in Mumbai," Stepan detailed. "Shots were delivered from India on Wednesdays and Fridays. We would review the shots on Thursdays and Mondays, videotaping our notes so that nothing was lost in translation."

 Once the early versions of the VFX shots were approved, LLP assembled a rough cut of the show, which Stepan and LLP VFX Supervisor Tony Roman hand-carried to Mumbai. "We were in Mumbai for two weeks," Stepan said. "As final versions of the shots were completed, Tony and I would sit in a Final Cut Pro edit bay, cut them back into the rough cut and send them to the LLP execs for final approval. It was a great experience, and allowed us to lay the groundwork for future projects."

"Prime Focus was the only facility we could find with the infrastructure and manpower needed to take on a job of this size within our delivery timetable," Roman commented. "The staff at Prime Focus bent over backwards to make it happen."

 About Post Logic Studios

A leader in digital intermediate and feature film restoration, Post Logic Studios is a part of the Prime Focus Group family, an integrated global network of visual effects and post-production companies servicing clientele around the world with technologically advanced facilities in Hollywood, New York, London and India.  With access to hundreds of talented visual effects and 3D artists from within Prime Focus Group, Post Logic has continued to expand into new and emerging arenas within the post-production realm, providing unmatched digital intermediate, digital mastering, editorial assembly, restoration, visual effects and audio post production services to feature film and television clients from its flagship Hollywood facility and Manhattan-based satellite, Post Logic Studios N.Y.  For more information, please visit or call 323-461-7887.

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