[Deluxe Entertainment] – Encore, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, announced the company’s new presence Thursday at Santa Clarita Studios in Valencia. Encore will provide front-end dailies and VFX work for shows shot at the stages or anywhere in the vicinity. The setup will house dailies colorists, data experts, a VFX producer and a team of VFX artists.
“Encore has worked with Santa Clarita Studios’ President Mike DeLorenzo for years,” says Bill Romeo, Senior Vice President of Television for Deluxe. “We’ve provided post production services to many of the shows that shoot and edit at his studio. Today, we make it even easier for any show based in the region to also handle their dailies and VFX needs on site too. Clients can work with their dailies colorist or their VFX supervisors and artists right there within the same complex they use for their production and editorial work.”
“This expansion of our VFX shop to Santa Clarita Studios offers the perfect synergy between a full-service studio and an on-site VFX department,” adds Tom Kendall, VP/ Executive Producer of VFX. “It’s a very forward thinking way to make our clients’ lives easier.”
“With Encore’s new presence,” says DeLorenzo, “I can now offer my clients a vastly enhanced offering of services that includes dailies and VFX. We’ve partnered with the best to offer our clients the best.”
Current productions set to utilize the new Encore presence include CBS Television’s Vegas–which will make extensive use of Encore’s VFX experts for massive set extensions and other services–and ABC Family’s Switched at Birth.
“The operation is fully networked to our facilities in Hollywood, New York and Vancouver and can be scaled to accommodate each production’s unique needs,” Romeo notes. “It’s just another example of Encore moving beyond the traditional facility model and taking its services to the client.”
Since its inception in 1985, Encore has been providing its clients quality service while consistently remaining at the forefront of technological advances. The combination of award-winning engineering, state-of-the-art technology, an end-to-end file-based workflow, and some of the most respected and creative artists in the industry comes together to make Encore a one-stop-shop for any production’s color management, editing and visual effects needs.
Encore provides post production services to top television series, including FX’s Justified; Fox’s Glee; CBS’s NCIS and Hawaii 5-0; HBO’s Newsroom; ABC’s Castle and Revenge and many others. Encore is wholly-owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.