- The Orphanage (company)
The Orphanage is a
visual effectsstudio located in California. It has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. It was co-founded in 1999 by Stu Maschwitz, Jonathan Rothbart and Scott Stewart, who all previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic. Scott Kirsner at Hollywood Reporter [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003222473 Hollywood Reporter interview] ] interviewed a couple of the founders and writes about the company and its future plans. Stu Maschwitz created the Magic Bullet software which gives video a film lookand wrote a book about guerrilla filmmaking called "The DV Rebel's Guide: An All-Digital Approach to Making Killer Action Movies on the Cheap".
The Orphanage is known for its work on both commercials and features. The company recently launched
Orphanage Animation Studios[http://www.orphanageanimation.com/] which is headed up by Genndy Tartakovskyand will make their film debut with " Power of the Dark Crystal" in 2009.
The Orphanage did approximately 640 shots for the "That Yellow Bastard" section of "Sin City" (2005). [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/crafts/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000865347 'Sin's' effects crewsend up on same page] ] as well as three other films with
Robert Rodriguez, "", " The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D" and the Quentin Tarantino/ Robert Rodriguezco-directed double feature "Grindhouse".
The company has worked on a number of Hollywood blockbusters including "
Superman Returns", " Night at the Museum", ' & ' and the Korean blockbuster "The Host". They recently created the Head-up display(HUD) for the hi-tech suit of armour in the Marvel Studiosproduction of "Iron Man".
They have also created commercials and a handful of
Super Bowlspots for clients as varied as Comcast, Toshiba, HP, Benadryland several award winning spots for Sony PlayStation's " Ratchet & Clank".
* [http://www.theorphanage.com/ Official website of The Orphanage]
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