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Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 29, 2012 – Level 256 Visual Effects, a modern, digital artist collective and visual effects production studio, has produced over 70 VFX shots for “Fun Size.” The new film, to be released October 26th by Paramount Pictures, will include Level 256’s work as primary VFX vendor. The VFX produced by Level 256 include a comedic “large chicken falling from the roof of a fast food chain” sequence, in which L256 removed support wires and rigs, enhanced sparks and smoke, and removed and replaced actors, as well as creating two, CG chicken arm replacement shots. Other work on the film from L256 included additional wire and rig removals, computer monitor burn-ins, Facebook interface design, cell phone comps, and film damage and flicker fixes. ABOUT “FUN SIZE:” “Fun Size” is a funny and outrageous family ensemble comedy that all takes place on one Halloween night. A young girl’s popularity is in jeopardy when she is forced to track down her kid brother instead of going to the party of the year. Yet her kid brother shows her what popularity is all about -- and her rush to find her brother with her nerd neighbor shows her that popularity might not be exactly what she really wants. “Fun Size” is directed by Josh Schwartz, written by Max Werner and produced by Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Bard Dorros, and David Kanter. It stars Justice, Mann, Jane Levy and Chelsea Handler. ABOUT LEVEL 256 VISUAL EFFECTS: Located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, and founded in 2009 by owner Scott Davids, Level 256 Visual Effects is a modern, digital artist collective and production studio that regularly contributes 2D and 2.5D visual effects to everything from highly successful, major studio motion pictures to independent films to low budget documentaries. Seth Kleinberg serves as the company’s Head of Production. Since its formation, Level 256 has produced VFX sequences for such major studio films as “The Bourne Legacy,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, “Battleship,” “The Dictator,” “This is 40,” “Tower Heist,” “Bridesmaids,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Little Fockers,” “Cedar Rapids,” “The Change Up,” “The Five Year Engagement”, and “Wanderlust,” among others. Earlier, Davids produced visual effects for many of the biggest comedy films of the past decade, due in large part to his personal relationships with superstar filmmakers Judd Apatow and Sacha Baron Cohen. Among these: “Borat,” “Superbad,” “Knocked Up,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Pineapple Express,” “I Love You, Man,” “Couples Retreat,” and “Bruno,” for which Davids also served as Editor. Level 256 is located at 701 East Third Street, Suite # 200, LA, CA, 90013. The phone is 323/570-0069 and their website is:





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