Saints LA, a full-service visual effects house, specializing in the creation of visual imagery for feature films, TV commercials, television programs, promos, web content, and music videos, has delivered 145 VFX shots to Paramount Pictures’ G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which was released in theaters March 28.
Working with G.I. Joe: Retaliation Director Jon Chu, Visual Effects Production Supervisor Bernardo Jauregui, and VFX Supervisor James Madigan, Saints LA’s work ranged from compositing, rig removals and clean-up to split-screens, news graphics and monitor comps, as well as muzzle flashes and sparks. Saints LA also contributed a good deal of work on the post-vis.
“The Saints LA team was extremely proficient in producing for us a diverse array of VFX shots for this film,” said Madigan. “They offered creative input while working effectively and efficiently. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is very VFX intensive and Saints LA rose to the challenge. They are a talented bunch and I’ve enjoyed working with them.”
Mark Larranaga and Zach Kinney, co-founders of Saints LA, said, “This was the second project on which we had the pleasure of working with James Madigan. The action in this film called for a certain level of spectacular visual effects and Jon Chu was a pleasure to work for. It's always great to collaborate with filmmakers who see how VFX helps achieve their creative vision.”