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Kerner Optical Wraps FX Work on “Everybody Loves Whales”

San Rafael, CA, May 12, 2011 – Kerner Optical has wrapped FX work on its latest project, “Everybody Loves Whales.” The announcement was made today by Kerner Entertainment President Tim Partridge, and Camille Cellucci, Kerner Executive Producer.

From its San Rafael studio lot, Kerner Optical has completed its FX work on “Everybody Loves Whales,” which stars Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. For the FX work, Kerner’s Visual FX Director of Photography Marty Rosenberg worked closely with the film’s director Ken Kwapis, Rhythm and Hues Visual FX Producer David James and Rhythm and Hues Visual Effects Supervisor John Heller.

(Photo above at Right: Left to Right: Ken Kwapis, Director, “Everybody Loves Whales,” Marty Rosenberg, Kerner VFX Director of Photography, and David James, Rhythm and Hues VFX Producer, at the Kerner Studios)

Regarding his work with Kerner, director Kwapis said, “It was an honor to work with the folks at Kerner Optical. As a dedicated film buff, I’ve long been aware of Kerner’s contributions to the success of many seminal films, and it was a thrill to become part of that storied tradition.”


Previously known as ILM’s “Model Shop,” Kerner Optical provides world class realistic physical effects to the film, television, and commercial production industries. The company’s recent credits include FX contributions to the upcoming films “Cowboys and Aliens,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Red Tails,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Additionally, Kerner produced FX for 2010’s “Ironman II,” and 2009’s “Terminator Salvation” (for which the company earned a Visual Effects Society Award nomination), and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Kerner Optical continues to set the standard for outstanding and realistic physical effects available in the industry.

Renowned throughout the film industry as the “Masters of Destruction,” Kerner Optical has few competitors with similar or equal experience. The company has over three decades of expertise, along with numerous industry awards, for its realistic physical FX work. The company continues to distinguish itself in the areas of: FX elements (including wind, fire, water, smoke, dust, etc.); pyrotechnics; the creation of various scenes of destruction; the design and production of models, and practical miniature effects of all scales.

In addition to its list of entertainment industry clients, Kerner also counts among its client base corporations large and small, and private sector contractors. For these clients, the company provides highly realistic special effects, emerging 3D technologies and production services, model creation, and a variety of problem solving, applied research and prototyping services.

Kerner Optical is located at 90 Windward Way, San Rafael, CA, 94901. The phone is 415/448-2000. For more information, please visit the company’s website: