Pixomondo has taken on two experienced VFX professionals at their London office, Executive
Producer Roma O’Connor and VFX Supervisor Joern Grosshans.
|During her 20 years’ experience in feature film and television production, Executive Producer Roma O'Connor has worked on several Academy Award-winning films and Emmy Award-winning series as a senior visual effects producer. She comes to Pixomondo from Cinesite where she most recently oversaw Disney’s ‘John Carter’. Roma has also put her skills to work on films such as ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Golden Compass’, and ‘Watchman’. In addition to some freelance projects, she has held Executive Producer and Head of Production roles at The Mill, CIS London, Rainmaker UK and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.|
|“What drew me to Pixomondo was their studio structure,” said Roma. “The efficiency of creating small specialised facilities around the world works on both a local and global level. We can offer our clients flexibility and one-on-one attention as well as tackle larger projects by linking up our studios to draw on our pool of talents at other locations. This allows us to operate without the need for huge recruitment drives in a specific country thereby avoiding inefficiencies that can come with a sudden increase of artists. From an artist viewpoint, it can sometimes feel you are just a small cog in a large wheel but, at Pixomondo, everyone is important and has a chance to develop.”|
With over eight years of experience, Joern Grosshans is now a VFX Supervisor at Pixomondo. After studying filmmaking and audiovisual media, his interest in the final image steered him towards 2D supervision. He comes to London from Pixomondo’s Stuttgart office where he helped develop talent and infrastructure while gaining experience as a VFX Supervisor. His understanding of the visual effects process led him to supervise work on the second season of HBO’s TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ and VFX shots in ‘Hugo’, ‘Red Tails’, ‘Sucker Punch’, ‘Fast Five’ and ‘Ghost Rider’. He also supervised the first stereoscopic commercial for Panasonic 3D TV screens for theatrical distribution.
Commenting on interesting projects underway in London’s vibrant VFX market Joern said that Pixomondo is a young company but growing fast thanks to a base of talented artists and facility infrastructure. The London office provides a platform to build up a local facility and also bring skills from the company’s worldwide locations to the UK film and television markets. www.pixomondo.com