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Stargate Digital Appoints Mark Spatny Supervising Producer

Spatny will be managing the producers and coordinators at Stargate?s Los Angeles facility (June 01, 2005)

Stargate Digital has appointed Mark Spatny to the position of Supervising Producer. In this capacity, Mark will be managing the producers and coordinators at Stargates Los Angeles facility, and helping coordinate schedules and staffing company-wide. He will also continue to work on select projects as a visual effects supervisor. Marks recent work for Stargate includes supervising the effects for the pilots The Book of Daniel and Amy Coyne, and producing for the FOX feature Idiocracy. Mark is also working closely with Indian director Anubhav Sinha on visual effects for the eagerly anticipated Bollywood film Dus.

Prior to working at Stargate, Mark worked as a producer and digital effects supervisor at Modern Videofilm, on high-profile feature films such as I, Robot, The Last Samurai, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as well as episodic series for the WB network including Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Birds of Prey, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. At POP Film, Mark was the Production Manager for their Oscar-winning work on What Dreams May Come, in addition to Armageddon, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Dr. Dolittle.

Formal training as a set and lighting designer for live theater, and a background in designing computer games, gives Mark a creative flair that perfectly compliments his ability to organize and manage complex projects. Outside of the realm of visual effects, Mark puts his organizational skills to the test helping his local American Red Cross chapter plan and execute disaster relief operations. Mark is also a published photographer.

?Mark's wide range of experience in both production issues and in client relations make this an ideal move, said Stargates President and COO Peter Ware.

About Stargate Digital
Stargate Digital is an award winning visual effects company best known for its innovative work in film and television. Current television and film credits include Into the West, Desperate Housewives, Las Vegas, ER, Crossing Jordan, Nip Tuck, The Dead Zone, Idiocracy, White Noise, Seed of Chucky, and Earthsea, among others. Founded in 1985, Stargate Digital has studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and London with over 150 Artists, Supervisors, and Producers covering all areas of digital production, visual effects, and offer a fully equipped stage in Van Nuys, with complete grip, camera and lighting packages. In addition to Matte Painting, 3D, Compositing, film and HD production, and editorial services, Stargate Digital offers innovative Virtual Backlot techniques utilizing proprietary technologies. Stargate also offers upfront script evaluation, storyboarding, and pre-viz to help develop the signature looks or best determine the right approach for complex visual effects scenes.

To achieve the highest quality of work in an efficient and cost effective way, the Stargate Digital Studios are uniquely designed to provide online real time networking to each artist in NTSC, HD, 2K or 4K. This allows shots to be worked on by multiple artists simultaneously and streamlines production, editorial and film output.
Stargate Digital also provides it's proprietary online ShotTracker system to every project and client, enabling Producers, Directors, Supervisors, and Artists an easy to use, visual tool to track and manage each shot - from pre-viz to final delivery - from any desktop, or laptop, anywhere in the world.

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