Who We Are

We are a tight-knit studio of artists, supervisors, producers and technologists. Our guiding philosophy is to produce work the audience feels is real or in other words, has zero visual effects.  Our team goes beyond ‘invisible effects’ to include full-world photoreal replacements, large scale environment asset builds, digital crowds/humans and simulation/ FX.

Our Capabilities

Digital Environments

Locations are central to the stories we tell. Our team addresses anything from set extensions all the way to the creation of full 360 photoreal virtual environments. As a fundamental skill in either traditional or mixed-reality production, it’s our calling card.

Crowds, Face Replacements, and Digital Doubles

In addition to our capabilities of mid and deep background crowds, a substantial component of our current R&D efforts are dedicated to building a pipeline for affordable near-to-camera photoreal humans. With in-house mo-cap we can also ensure easily directable background actors.

Simulation and Photoreal FX

Generally we focus on photo-real FX which play complementary roles to our real-world settings, with the pipeline to support extensive sims when scopes expand.

General Compositing

Inventive compositing can open a world of solutions. Sometimes it’s about finaling really tough shots like this one from Spy Who Dumped Me. And other times it’s simply about producing consistent, high quality results, like driving composites. Either realm, it’s our wheelhouse.

SHows

Daddy's Home
Tomb Raider
The Equalizer 2
Hardcore Henry
Spenser Confidential
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Creed 2
Instant Family
Fences
Little Women
Patriot's Day
Troop Zero

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We force multiply the ZERO team through  our unique technology incubation model.

ZYNC, the industry's first cloud-based workflow was developed, spun out and acquired by Google in 2014.

Via our advisory and R&D roles with VC-backed machine learning and cloud workflow startups, we develop and harness super-powers before the masses.

Our Technology

Trusted by Major Studios

20th Century Studios
20th Century Studios
Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios
Annapurna Studios
Annapurna Studios
CBS Films via Lionsgate
CBS Films via Lionsgate
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Disney
Disney
Focus Features
Focus Features
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
Marvel
Marvel
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Netflix
Netflix
Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Quibi
Quibi
STX
STX
Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

Emerging from a somewhat musty basement in 2010, ZERO has grown to support physical offices in Boston and Los Angeles.

We chose the name ZERO as it is our passion: create work that convinces audiences we weren’t involved. Starting from this place allows filmmakers the flexibility to tweak for storytelling effect while always retaining a grounded feel.

Currently our artists, partners and pipeline are fully operational in a securely distributed environment due to COVID-19.

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Careers

At ZERO, we encourage a warm and creative atmosphere, organizing family lunches, movie screenings, and a host of other activities that keep people smiling and positive, again to the benefit of our employees and our work product.

Internships

We offer three sessions of general internships for college students throughout the year:

Summer Applications
Accepted from
January 1st - March 15th

Fall Applications
Accepted from
June 1st - August 15th

Spring Applications
Accepted from
September 15th - December 1st

For more information about careers or internships, email careers@zerovfx.com.