The launch of SCENESIS Pictures – the boutique VFX studio bringing their Paris craft to the UK with a unique CG Workflow

In the centre of Paris in the busy Marais area, home to the best French Production and Post Production companies, SCENESIS Pictures can be found nestled away.

SCENESIS is a true creative Home for 3D, VFX, Compositing and Colour – guaranteeing best in class Post Production for TV, Film, Advertising and Video Game content.

The boutique VFX Studio SCENESIS Pictures, has crafted its interior space design and client experience with the same meticulous, passionate approach as they do on all their creative work.

The SCENESIS team see themselves as Digital DOP’s. Crafting such real world architectural environments for all projects with the finest in lighting and detailing from their SCENESIS archive. To create the most hyper real, most natural, most involved CG environements. When SCENESIS do their job properly they become completely invisible.

SCENESIS has a truly family rooted story. Cedric Mignon founded SCENESIS in 2020 with close support from Head of Production and Sister Laetitia Michetti with a priority in delivering the finest in 3D / VFX solutions.

They offer a wide breadth of services to meet all projects needs in house. Creating a boutique studio that ensures a relaxed, family feel working environment for clients and the whole team to enjoy, as well as designing a beautiful space in which the artists can truly create their best work.

With a wider talented studio of over twenty full time team members, which can be increased significantly if necessary depending on the project, SCENESIS’s talent includes: Founder and Creative Director Cedric Mignon, Head of VFX Mathieu Legros, who has such creative highlights as having worked on the VFX for the hugely popular Netflix series Lupin, as well as the American period drama, Lionsgate series The Serpent Queen. Other key SCENESIS team members include: Franck Boyer – CG Supervisor, Thierry Beaumel – Workflow Manager, Jimmy Laplaige – Goom Artist Supervisor, Jonathan Romain – Senior CG Generalist, Sylvain Jardin – Head of IT, Mary Rogers – 2D Artist, Pascal Gaubertier – Houdini Artist et Antoine Duhé – Senior Modelling and Sculpt Artist.

The SCENESIS Pictures offering includes:

  • ANIMATION : characters and creatures, animals, vehicles, robots and mechanics.
  • CG ENVIRONMENT : complete digital creation, GC elements, matte, set extension.
  • ASSET CREATION : concept, sculpt, modeling, texturing, setup, rig for characters and creatures, animals, vehicles, robots and mechanics.
  • LIGHTING : from the keylight to the final render.
  • COMPOSITING : roto, tracking, relight, keying, removal, insertion.
  • SIMULATION : fluid, fire, smoke, destruction, explosions.
  • GPU RENDER : for speed and quality.
  • COLOR GRADING : color managment.
  • ACES : full ACES workflow : flexibility, efficiency and quality for SDR and HDR.
  • WORKFLOW : ingest, exporting in HDR and ACES – workflow from start to finish.
  • CLIENT MANAGEMENT / EXPERIENCE : ensuring high level experience.

The SCENESIS studio features a bespoke designed interior, views across Paris and a technical fit out that can rival any Post House. Complete with CG / VFX open plan area, grading suites, flexi suite, viewing area and a beautifully fitted red velvet client bar area.

The remote workflow set up at SCENESIS ensures the team are set up to respond to all International client briefs working with a safe, fast and effective approach. Moreover, a distinctive CG workflow empowers the SCENESIS team, leveraging exceptional expertise in physics, to provide high-quality 3D right from the start, for optimal results. This not only reduces the need for extensive compositing operations but also ensures the efficient realization of the most lifelike creations.

SCENESIS Pictures can recreate or create anything, From the real, to the new, to the fantastical – the team’s imagination is boundless.

Cedric Mignon, SCENESIS Pictures Founder / Creative Director says of the launch:

I am thrilled to be able to welcome all UK and wider International clients to work with us at SCENESIS Pictures. Through my career as lead matte painter 2D/3D crafting architectural environments I have strived to deliver the very best in creative for all clients. In our SCENESIS Studio we combine passion, attention to detail, quality and creativity. We are digital DOPs dedicated to the craft of lighting, 3D, VFX, Colour and Compositing”.

Laetitia Michetti, SCENESIS Pictures Head of Production says of the launch:

At SCENESIS we put our clients and the craft first. The studio design, through to the way our team works ensures the best experience and creative finish to everything we do. We know the importance of truly hearing our clients briefs and working so closely as long term partners to surpass their post production expectations. We are so excited to be working with UK clients and wider International projects in general, and welcome everyone to Paris or ensure a premium remote delivery is guaranteed”.

Daniel Pagan, SCENESIS Pictures Executive Producer Consultant says of the work the team are looking to attract:

I couldnt be prouder to be on board to ensure SCENESIS Pictures works on some of the very best Film and TV projects coming out of the UK and Internationally. The calibre of the SCENESIS talent and the range of high-end services the studio offers, means we are poised to be the go-to boutique choice for clients. We look forward to welcoming productions to the Paris studio for a visit and to service each project from the remote set up. A new London studio is set to come next”.

The SCENESIS Pictures team look forward to supporting you on your next project.

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