Netflix acquires Scanline VFX

November 23, 2021

From the interstellar landscape of Cowboy Bebop and the ravenous vampires of Blood Red Sky to the exploding underground reactor in Stranger Things 3, Netflix want to delight their members by pushing the boundaries of visual effects. Hence, they have announced their plans to acquire Scanline VFX.

Scanline was founded in 1989 and is now led by Stephan Trojansky, a trailblazing VFX supervisor whose proprietary fluid rendering system Flowline won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2008. The company has offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Stuttgart, and Seoul.

Scanline is known for its complex, photorealistic effects and expertise in virtual production. It’s also done an extraordinary job of supporting our creators on everything from the above-mentioned VFX achievements to those in upcoming titles like Don’t Look Up, The Gray Man, SlumberlandThe Adam Project and Stranger Things 4.

Netflix will invest in Scanline’s pipeline, infrastructure and workforce and continue to support the pioneering work that Scanline’s Eyeline Studios is doing in virtual production to push the boundaries of what is visibly possible.

In addition to working with Netflix, Scanline has done groundbreaking work on everything from Game of Thrones to Godzilla vs Kong and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Going forward, the company will continue to operate as a standalone business and work with their variety of clients.

Netflix will also continue to rely on many other studios around the world for their VFX needs.

For more about Scanline, and to see some examples of their workclick here.

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