ZaneFX is a visual effects studio that specializes in budget-conscious effects techniques for maximum on-screen impact. While we also rock the occasional Hollywood blockbuster, we mostly give low-to-medium-budget indies expanded storytelling opportunities and high-end production value. We’ve also done work on television and web series on new media channels like Crackle.
We focus on effects techniques that give the biggest bang for the buck. Tricks of the trade like 3D camera projection, digital set extensions, greenscreen, digital pyro, and camera tracking are our bread-and-butter. Many of our effects are so-called “invisible effects,” but we also do smoke, fire, muzzle flashes, bullet sparks, and synthetic blood sprays.
Filmmakers who’ve discovered us keep coming back for more. Features include Paramount Pictures’ Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Baghead, both from the Duplass Brothers. (As well as the final shot in Creep, starring Mark Duplass.) Indies include Kyle Rankin’s post-apocalyptic Nuclear Family, Katie Aselton’s Black Rock, John Bryant’s The Overbrook Brothers and Emily Hagins’ Grow Up Tony Phillips.
“high-end production value — maximum storytelling, maximum impact”
Television and web series include two seasons of Sony Pictures’ acclaimed thriller series Chosen for Crackle TV as well as Vuguru’s The Millionaire Tour, Crawlspace, and Prom Queen.
In addition, ZaneFX has done effects work for numerous shorts, including Kyle Rankin’s Raw Footage and the viral sensation Exhibit B-5, recently showcased on MSNBC’s Caught on Camera). More ZaneFX work will debut at SXSW 2015 in John Bryant’s upcoming The Samaritans.