— LA & NY-based visual effects company bolsters feature film offerings; expands into the UK —
Visual effects company
is expanding its feature film VFX offerings with the appointment of three major talents:
. As senior creative director, Glass will oversee both feature and commercial projects at Method. On the production side, Jones will lead film projects globally as Methodâ€™s vice president of feature films. Ceretti will serve as visual effects supervisor for feature projects in the UK, working out of parent company Ascent Mediaâ€™s London facility Ascent 142.
Going forward, Glass, Jones and Ceretti will expand on Method’s growing list of feature film visual effects projects, which includes producer Michael Bayâ€™s take on â€œNightmare on Elm Street,â€? â€œLet Me Inâ€? for director Matt Reeves, and the Spike Jonze film â€œIâ€™m Here.â€?
Glass, who most recently served as senior VFX supervisor on Terrence Malickâ€™s â€œThe Tree of Life,â€? has a long list of film credits that includes â€œBatman Begins,â€? â€œSpeed Racerâ€? and â€œV for Vendetta,â€? as well as both â€œMatrixâ€? sequels.
â€œIncreasingly, visual effects are not just relegated to post â€“ weâ€™re involved in every stage of production, sometimes even before thereâ€™s a script,â€? Glass commented. â€œItâ€™s a monumental undertaking to help bring a directorâ€™s vision of a script to life, and Method has the talent and resources necessary to tackle projects of that size and scope.â€?
A veteran of the VFX industry, Jones joins Method from MPC, where as executive producer he worked on such features as â€œPercy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,â€? â€œPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time,â€? â€œThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspianâ€? and â€œSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.â€? Prior to MPC, Jones spent over 11 years as executive producer at Framestore-CFC, where his credits included â€œHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,â€? â€œHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsâ€? and â€œHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.â€?
“London is one of the world’s key creative cities for this type of work,â€? Jones observed. “It makes sense to leverage the infrastructure already in place via Ascent Media. Operating alongside sister facilities such as Company 3, Rushes and Ascent 142 provides a flexible and scalable global offering.”
Ceretti has also had a long and prestigious career in visual effects. Prior to joining Method, he served as visual effects supervisor at MPC in London, where he recently completed work on â€œPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time.â€? Before MPC, Ceretti was visual effects supervisor at Buf Compagnie in Paris, where he worked on such features as â€œBabylon A.D.,â€? â€œHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,â€? â€œBatman Beginsâ€? and â€œThe Prestige.â€?
“Itâ€™s exciting to be part of such a strong team, both creatively and from a production standpoint,â€? said Ceretti. â€œI look forward to applying the same level of creativity to feature projects that Method is already known for in its commercial work.â€?
“Weâ€™re extremely fortunate to have been able to assemble such a formidable team for this new stage in Methodâ€™s evolution,â€? said Ascent Media Senior VP Stefan Sonnenfeld, who heads Ascentâ€™s Creative Services division, which includes Company 3, Method, Beast and Rushes UK. â€œWith the visionary talent Method now has to offer, as well as its expanding infrastructure, we expect the Method name to become as much of a force in the world of feature film visual effects as it already is in the commercial arena.â€?
About Method Studios
Based in Los Angeles, with locations in New York and London, Method is an artist-driven visual effects studio specializing in the production of digital imagery for commercials, music videos and feature films.