VIRTUAL ART DEPT
2D SET EXTENSION
ON SET SUPERVISION
DIGITAL MATTE PAINTING
CYBER SCAN & SOLVE
Cause and FX, a team of VFX innovators who dare to dream big. We pride ourselves on seamless VFX and our enthusiastic, collaborative attitude. Feature films, television series and even commercials and music videos, we deliver incredible VFX and have the time of our lives doing it.
- Green/Blue screen chroma keying
- 3D/2D Integration
- Colour matching
- Look development
- Crowd duplication
2D Set Extension
- 2D augmentation
- 2D Projection setups
- Plate reconstruction
- Background replacement / integration
- 3D set augmentation / recreation
- 3D matchmove
- Architectural builds
- Fire, smoke, explosions
- Water/ocean surface
- Pre viz
- Digital crowd creation
- Hard surface creation / animation
- Creature animation
- Lighting and render
- Asset creation
- Golaem digital crowds
Digital Matte Painting
- Environment creation
- Environment augmentation
- 3D Paint tools / Photoshop
Virtual Art Dept
- Previz / Postviz
- Unreal Engine
- Rapid iterative concepting
- Design shots, plan technical solutions
On set Support
- On-set VFX support
- On-hand consultation and problem solving
- Cross-department collaboration
- Holistic VFX management
Cyber Scan & Solve
- Full body, head and prop scanning
- Environment photogrammetry
- Complete 3D processing
- Prep for third party requirements
We’re tight on security, free with creativity.
Cause and FX is Tier One approved by Disney Content Security. We have the maximum level of security preparedness required to work with a variety of content providers, as per MPA guidelines.
We’re prepared to collaborate smoothly with a remote workforce, thanks to our approved remote workflow via Teradici and Resilio. Our workflow enables us to maintain on-going remote scalability and business continuity, keeping productions on schedule and creatives free to work how they work best.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
New Zealand Documentary Board
Cliffs of Freedom
The National Hellenic Society /
Aegean Ent / RanchWorks Picture Show
My Other Home
Beijing Hairun Pictures Company /
Beijing Forbidden City Film /
Desen International Media / Ivanhoe Pictures
Entertainment One / Gramercy Pictures /
IM Global / Blumhouse Productions
Amblin Television / Full Fathom Five /
Red, White and Brass
Piki Films / Miss Conception Films
Evil Dead Rise
New Line Cinema / Ghost House Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures
Midnight at the Pera Palace
Netflix / 1000 Volt / Karga Seven Pictures
(2018 – 2020) TV
ABC signature Studios / Amazon Prime
Occupation Two Productions
Ash vs Evil Dead
(2015 – 2018) TV
Renaissance Pictures / Starz Originals
Southern Light Films / Augusto
EMA Films / Epic Pictures Group /
(2010 – 2013) TV
Tapert / Donen / Raimi / Starz
Cause and FX is about creating with curiosity. Our team loves the excitement of every new project and exploring new creative possibilities. We bring the energy and passion needed to make sure a job isn’t just done, it’s done well.
We are an independent studio from Auckland, New Zealand. Since our founding in 2011, Cause and FX has been handling local and international projects of all shapes and sizes. Our team prides itself on creating a collaborative atmosphere that helps you tell the stories you want to tell. Right from the start, we aim to be a partner in your process, and to make it easier for you to deliver your creative vision.
Greg Flannagan | Co-Founder and VFX Supervisor
I co-founded Cause and FX with a goal to create a workplace where creatives could be relaxed, happy and genuinely invested in what they do – knowing high quality work would follow naturally. It excites me to see the whole team engaged, knowing they have valuable input and feeling satisfied with the outcomes of their work.
From our early days on Spartacus, Cause and FX has given me a lot to be proud of. We were trusted with over 1,000 VFX shots – groundbreaking for a team our size – and the results were truly iconic. Since, I’ve been so honoured to lead this team through COVID-19 alongside Paul, knowing we were able to continue working without a hitch and while maintaining our team’s safety.
Paul Dickson | Co-Founder and VFX Supervisor
For me, co-founding Cause and FX was very much about bringing together my past experiences of studios and the people working in them. I wanted to replicate and enhance those fond memories that I still carry with me today.
Using my studio experience as a guide, I wanted to create a culture of excellence and comradery. It continues to be important to me to nurture the kind of environment where our team can have fun producing exceptional work.
Our team comes from all walks of life, and I’m proud to take part in their excitement and passion. From juniors beginning their journey to the seniors who have a wealth of experience to share amongst all. I love to see the team having a laugh, experimenting with new VFX and techniques whilst getting great projects completed.