September 30, 2013 1:42am PT by Nyay Bhushan
Prime Focus India to Hire Over 450 VFX Staff for 'Sin City 2'
Prime Focus World will hire over 450 visual effects specialists for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the long-awaited sequel to 2005's Sin City. Prime Focus recently announced that it was the project's exclusive VFX partner, having co-invested in the film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, which is slated for an August 2014 release.
With the project requiring over 2,000 VFX shots, a majort part of the workflow will be handled by PFW's Mumbai headquarters, with the rest managed by its Vancouver facility. PFW is looking to bolster its Mumbai staff with over 450 VFX specialists in compositing, matte painting, modeling, conceptualizing, texturing, lighting, and production coordination.
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“Sin City 2 is a prestigious project for us since it’s the first time that any Indian company has become an exclusive VFX partner for a Hollywood tentpole project of this scale and pedigree," said PFW chief creative director and co-founder Merzin Tavaria. "With this win, we are expanding our team at the Mumbai facility with over 450 employees. These professionals will have the opportunity to travel and work alongside and under the direct supervision of accomplished international VFX talent across our Vancouver and Mumbai facilities.”
Following completion of Sin City 2, the newly recruited team will have the opportunity to work on other Hollywood and Bollywood projects, the company said.
PFW's recent credits include White House Down, The Great Gatsby, Total Recall, Mirror Mirror, Men In Black 3, Avatar and X-Men.