20-Year Industry Veteran Comes on Board as Senior Vice President / COO, Visual Effects Worldwide for Prime Focus Group
Frantic Films VFX, a division of Prime Focus Group, has announced that industry veteran Terry Clotiaux has joined the company as Senior Vice President / COO, Visual Effects Worldwide for Prime Focus Group, and Senior Executive Producer for North America. Clotiaux will be based out of Franticâ€™s Hollywood facility, and has been tasked with building out the companyâ€™s international VFX operation and establishing its LA, Winnipeg and Vancouver offices as the North American front-end for Prime Focus Groupâ€™s network of global facilities, which spans across North America, India and the U.K.
Said Michael Fink, CEO, Frantic Films VFX, â€œWe are absolutely delighted that Terry is joining us at Frantic Films VFX and Prime Focus, Ltd. Terry has produced visual effects for some of the largest VFX films ever made, and understands the business like no one else I’ve met. He’s just begun at Frantic, yet his presence is already making a huge difference in our operations. I’m looking forward to having fun and working hard with Terry while we grow Frantic Films VFX and Prime Focus Visual Effects.”
Clotiaux is a 20-year industry veteran who joins Frantic after serving as executive producer at Digital Domain, where he worked on â€œG.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra,â€? â€œSpeed Racer,â€? â€œThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperorâ€? and â€œThe Golden Compass,â€? and was instrumental in bringing on board â€œ2012â€? with director Roland Emmerich. Previous to Digital Domain, Clotiaux was a senior visual effects producer at Sony Pictures Imageworks overseeing work on â€œSpider-Man 3.â€? Additionally, he holds VFX producing credits on such films as â€œAlexander,â€? â€œThe Matrix Reloaded,â€? â€œThe Matrix Revolutionsâ€? and â€œIndependence Day,â€? which took home the Academy Award for Outstanding VFX in 1997.
Clotiaux also spent six years with The Chandler Group, where he became executive producer on projects such as â€œBatman Returns,â€? â€œCabin Boy,â€? â€œBatman Forever,â€? and numerous commercial and trailer assignments, and previous to that, worked with Doug Trumbull at Showscan Company. Clotiaux began his career in 1976, where he spent 10 years as a producer with TV production company Robert Guenette Productions.
â€œWhat excites me about joining Frantic Films VFX and Prime Focus Group is how these companies are drawing on their combined assets and relationships in North America, India and the UK and bringing that knowledge, technology and experience to both the western film market and the exploding film industry in Bollywood,â€? shared Terry Clotiaux, Senior Vice President / COO, Visual Effects Worldwide for Prime Focus Group. â€œI was also very attracted to Frantic Films VFX for its legacy of providing complex effects quickly and cost efficiently, and my goal is to build upon that history by ushering in even more complicated work and delivering higher level resultsâ€”all while maintaining the boutique qualities that make Frantic special as both a creative vendor and a place to work.â€?
About Frantic Films VFX
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, with offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Calif., Frantic Films VFX has been operating divisions that provide visual effects for film and television, and VFX software development since 1997. Frantic Filmsâ€™ VFX award-winning visual effects teams have worked on films including Red Cliff, W., The Maiden Heist, Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D, Across the Universe, Mr. Magoriumâ€™s Wonder Emporium, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, Superman Returns, X-Men 3, Poseidon and many others. The companyâ€™s software tools were developed to solve complex production challenges on in-house feature effects projects, and are also in use at many leading 3D animation and effects facilities worldwide. In November of 2007 Frantic Films VFX became a division of international post and VFX leader Prime Focus Group. For more information, visit