Method Studios

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Founded: 1998

Website: http://www.methodstudios.com

Method Studios is an award-winning visual effects group based in Los Angeles, Calif., which serves clients in feature film, television commercials, and game publishing.


Notable Products

  • Visual effects
  • Motion graphics
  • 2D compositing
  • 3D animation
  • Film titles
  • Commercial post-production

What to Expect

Method Studios considers itself an artist-driven company, drawing creativity from the experience of veteran artists and innovation of promising new talent. The company offers a number of services related to visual effects and motion graphics, including computer animation, conceptual design, on-set supervision, matte painting, and compositing. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Method Studios operates additional studios in New York, London, Sydney, and Vancouver.

To date, Method Studios has contributed to some of the most highly anticipated films and biggest box office hits in recent years, including Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Among other honors, the studio won the Visual Effects Society Award in 2012 for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial for Halo Reach “Deliver Hope.”

Employment opportunities with Method Studios include various roles for artists in a number of areas, including lighting, animation, compositing, and matte painting. The company hires specialists with expertise in applications such as V-Ray, Nuke, Maya, and Flame. Senior roles require at least five years of professional experience in visual effects for feature film and television, while mid-level positions call for a minimum of three years. Junior positions, such as render wrangler, generally demand one to two years of employment history relevant to the position. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their abilities via a show reel of professional work, including a detailed shot breakdown.

Method Studios has a track record of promoting from within to nurture top talent and actively recruits recent graduates for entry-level artist roles and client services assistants. Internships are granted on occasion for full-time students eligible for college credits. Information concerning current employment vacancies and internship programs can be found by visiting Method Studios’ official website.

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