Eden FX Lands CG Work for Paramount's Enterprise
Hollywood, Calif. (Oct. 07, 2002) -- Eden FX, a two-year old visual effects shop specializing in Computer Graphics (CG) work for the entertainment industry, has landed the CG work for the second season of the Paramount Television series "Enterprise," and will produce three effects shots for Paramount Pictures' upcoming "Star Trek: Nemesis" feature film.
In addition, the company has named three former Foundation Imaging CG specialists, who contributed to the recent winning of the 2002 "Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects" to in-house staff positions. Eden FX has also relocated its corporate headquarters into a new 3,000 square foot facility located within Hollywood's historic Sunset-Gower Studios. The announcement was made today by Eden FX co-presidents Mark Miller and John Gross. For the 2000-2001 television season, Eden FX and Foundation Imaging had shared CG effects work for the "Enterprise" series. Now, for the 2002-2003 season, Eden FX has been tapped as the creator of CG effects for "Enterprise," on behalf of Paramount Television and the Enterprise Effects team.
Eden FX is also creating three effects shots for the upcoming "Star Trek: Nemesis" feature film, for Paramount Pictures and Peter Lauritson, Supervising Producer.
Recent Emmy Award contributors (for the "Enterprise" Pilot episode) and former Foundation Imaging employees Stephen Pugh, Robert Bonchune, and John Teska have joined Eden FX. Mr. Pugh will serve the company as VFX Producer, with Mr. Bonchune and Mr. Teska acting as Supervising CG Artists.
ABOUT STEPHEN PUGH/VFX PRODUCER:
Stephen Pugh worked for noted CG effects house Foundation Imaging from 1994 to 2002, in a variety of capacities, including Animator, Systems Analyst, and
more recently as a VFX Producer. He was involved in numerous TV shows and films during his Foundation Imaging tenure, including "Star Trek: Voyager," "Babylon 5", "Starship Troopers", "Hypernauts" and "Enterprise."
ABOUT ROBERT BONCHUNE/SUPERVISING ARTIST:
Robert Bonchune began his entertainment industry career with theme park special effects company Wonderworks producing miniatures, props and models for dozens of TV commercials, TV shows and movies, including "Apollo 13." He worked with John Gross at Amblin Imaging during the run of "seaQuest DSV," and worked from 1996-2002 as a CG Artist with Foundation Imaging on such projects as "Babylon 5," "The Jackal," "Star Trek: Voyager," and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." In addition to his recent Emmy Award win, he is also the winner of two previous Special Effects Emmy Awards.
ABOUT JOHN TESKA/SUPERVISING ARTIST:
John Teska started in show-business as the creator and builder of various models and animatronic "monsters" for such projects as "Alien 3," "Death Becomes Her," "Demolition Man," and "Tremors." From 1993-2002, he was Director of Animation with Foundation Imaging, working on "Babylon 5," and was the "Trek Effects Team Animation Director" for "Star Trek: Voyager." He is the winner of two Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Special Visual Effects."
ABOUT EDEN FX:
Formed in 2000 by John Gross and Mark Miller, Eden FX offers its clients the creation and production of original imagery for projects in all media, including television, film, music video, commercials, and the Internet. The company specializes in visual effects work in the areas of 3D animation, character animation, 3D tracking, compositing, direction, on-set supervision, and conceptual design and consultation. In the area of design, the company provides services in the areas of titles, broadcast design, motion graphics, print, and web design.
Mr. Gross, a multi-Emmy Award nominee, was a founding member of Amblin Imaging while working on the TV series "seaQuest DSV," and later owned and operated (from 1996 to 2000) Digital Muse, a highly successful effects facility based in Santa Monica, which worked on dozens of projects in the episodic television, feature film, music video and commercial arenas. Formerly a CBS Television engineer and Technical Director, plus President of Unitel Video, Hollywood, Mark Miller served as the EVP and Managing Director of the successful, Santa Monica based, Digital Magic, a division of Four Media Company, from l998-2000. Digital Magic worked on projects for "X-Files," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "Angel," to name just some.
Eden FX's new location is 1438 N. Gower St., Box 19, Building # 50, Hollywood, CA. 90028. The telephone is 323/993-7050. Please visit www.edenfx.com for more
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