Creation of 300 new jobs – Munich-based Scanline VFX announces opening of Montréal Studio


Scanline VFX worked on the visual effects in the superproduction Black Panther - screenshot from www.scanlinevfx.com

On 22 June 2018, Scanline VFX has announced that it will be opening a new studio in Montréal, thereby creating 300 jobs within the next three years. Slated to open next month, this will be Scanline's fifth international facility. The company currently has studios in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart.

Scanline VFX was founded in Munich in 1989, and now has studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Stuttgart and soon Montréal. The company is noted for its complex, photorealistic effects and simulation work - including natural phenomena like fire, smoke and water thanks to its in-house fluid effects software Flowline. (…) Scanline VFX received Academy Award nominations for its work on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Hereafter, for director Clint Eastwood, as well as a BAFTA nomination for Iron Man 3. The company also received an Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones (Season 4), and a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for the development of its proprietary fluid effects system, Flowline.

Recent credits include Black Panther, Tomb Raider, and Justice League, on which Scanline was lead vendor. Upcoming visual effects projects include Ant-Man and the Wasp, Aquaman, Captain Marvel, and the final season of the acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones.

"Greater Montréal has become one of the world's largest VFX and animation hubs, with an estimated 27% growth over the last 10 years," said Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International. "The arrival of Scanline VFX will further enhance our thriving ecosystem while strengthening our position as a creative and innovative business city in the eyes international high-tech companies." (…)

VFX Supervisor Geoffrey Baumann, who recently supervised all visual effects on Marvel's Black Panther, will be leading the team of the new Scanline VFX studio.  The company, who will need a wide range of talent in visual effects, technical and support roles, hopes to take in about 100 specialists annually by 2021, for a total of 300 new jobs. Details of forthcoming recruitment will be available soon on Scanline VFX's website www.scanlinevfx.com

SOURCE Montréal International