Anil Ambani-led Reliance MediaWorks today said it has partnered with Los Angeles-based Digital Domain Productions for visual effects
and 3D Stereo Production services studios in Mumbai and London.
As part of the agreement, RMW will set up a new studio at its Media BPO in Navi Mumbai and deploy an additional team of up to 650 artists for projects allied with Digital Domain, RMW said in a statement.
In London, Digital Domain will co-locate a visual effects team within Reliance MediaWorks' UK facility.
The studios will cater to motion pictures, television, commercial and stereo 3D conversion for catalogue projects from August, 2011, in phases, it said.
The units will connect to Digital Domain's Los Angeles facility through RMW's fibre optic network that can support seamless high-speed exchange of data.
"RMW has the scale, technological expertise and highly trained artists which can be combined with Digital Domain's pedigree, proprietary tools and ability to create visual effects that challenge imagination, to offer comprehensive and seamless VFX and stereo 3D conversion solutions to global clients," RMW CEO Anil Arjun said.
RMW offers visual effects and stereo 3D conversion services with an existing team of more than 500 artists.
Digital Domain recently completed visual effects work on 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' and is working on projects like 'Real Steel', 'Jack the Giant Killer' and '47 Ronin'.
In addition to parent company Digital Domain Media Group's recent acquisition of 2D-to-3D conversion company In-Three, the partnership with RMW will help Digital Domain expand its visual effects and stereo 3D conversion services.
"Filmmaking has become a global enterprise and a partnership with RMW will allow our clients to realise the benefits of a digital production pipeline," Digital Domain Productions CEO Cliff Plumer said.