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Phosphene, VFX Partner on Season 3 of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"

(September 17, 2012)
DMN Newswire--2012-9-17--Photocap:  "Phosphene created a Curtiss JN-4 airplane flying over Kelly Macdonald?s character Margaret, as she stands on the beach." 



Phosphene, the independent design and visual effects company, continues its longstanding collaboration with HBO by joining Season 3 of ?Boardwalk Empire? created by Terence Winter with executive producer Martin Scorsese.


Lesley Robson-Foster said: ?Phosphene, as always, brought a lot to the party and I am delighted to have them as partners on my first season at Boardwalk Empire. ?


For HBO, the Season 3 VFX team is helmed by VFX Supervisor Lesley-Robson Foster and VFX Producer Parker Chehak.  Phosphene Partner and VFX Supervisor John Bair explained: ?Because Lesley and Parker understand the process so well, shots are always thought out and planned with precision, which means we can dedicate all of our time to making them as beautiful as possible.?


Phosphene Partner/VFX Executive Producer, Vivian Connolly adds: ?Once again, HBO has provided us with the amazing opportunity to jump into the incredibly compelling visual world of the early 20th Century, first with ?Mildred Pierce? and now with ?Boardwalk Empire.? 


Phosphene utilized Nuke, 3ds Max with V-ray, Adobe Creative Suite, and PCs running Windows 7 64-bit in the execution of this project.


The Phosphene creative team, led by Bair and Connolly, included VFX Producers Rebecca Dunn, Renuka Ballal and Lea Prainsack;  Lead 3D Artist Vance Miller; Lead Digital Artists Eddie Porter, Aaron Raff and Tim Van Horn; and  Digital Artists Connie Conrad, Luciano DiGeronimo, Greg Radcliffe, Scott Winston.



Phosphene is an independent design and visual effects house led by founders/co-owners John Bair and Vivian Connolly who have collaborated on projects since 2005. In 2010, the duo launched Phosphene and immediately hit the ground running with visual effects and title design for Barry Levinson?s ?You Don?t Know Jack? (HBO), Phillip Noyce?s  ?Salt,? George Nolfi?s ?The Adjustment Bureau,? Jodie Foster?s ?The Beaver,? Brad Anderson?s ?Vanishing on 7th Street,? Brett Ratner?s ?Tower Heist,? Jason Reitman?s ?Young Adult,? David Frankel?s ?Hope Springs? and Tony Gilroy?s ?The Bourne Legacy.? 


Phosphene is currently wrapping up production on ?The Europa Report? a contemporary space adventure developed by Wayfare Entertainment and Misher Films, with acclaimed Ecuadorian director Sebastian Cordero at the helm, and a cast that includes ?District 9's? Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist (?Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?), Anamaria Marinca (?4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days?) and Asian superstar Daniel Wu.


For the company?s television clients, in addition to their Emmy-nominated work for Todd Haynes? HBO miniseries ?Mildred Pierce,? Phosphene is busy on Stephen Frears? ?Muhammad Ali?s Greatest Fight? for HBO, season three of CBS?s ?Blue Bloods,? and currently at work on season seven of NBC?s ?30 Rock.? In addition, Phosphene has teamed with HBO to create all visual effects for seasons one, two and three of ?Treme.?


Phosphene is located at 180 Varick Street, Suite 1621, New York, NY 10014. For further information contact [email protected]; Phone (646) 350-3370; Fax (212) 671-1734; or visit




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