A parnership has emerged as a new company out to make 3D conversions that much more crisp and clean!
Michael Gibilisco, an entertainment industry veteran and designer of 3D digital processing software, along with Mark Menta, founder of Malibu Film Group, today announced that they have formed a new partnership to provide conversion and visual effects services to the motion picture industry.
The pair will work together under the name IM3D, LLC, with a mission of providing compelling, world class, studio quality, immersive entertainment to stakeholders of top-tier motion pictures.
“3D should enhance a story by making the audience feel they are part of the experience, without getting in the way or creating a distraction”, said Mark Menta, CEO of IM3D. “We now have the proven conversion pipeline efficiencies, production capacity and highly skilled workforce with top-tier credits. This along with world class support, allows us to compete at the highest levels of the Industry. The conversion industry and 3D Cinema in general is constantly evolving, which requires continued innovation and partnerships to stay on the cutting edge of technology.
IM3D is focusing on two segments of the marketplace and have developed solutions for each. These areas are, Blu-Ray 3D conversions meant for in-home viewing, and theatrically released/re-released top-tier feature films.
Lead by industry veterans, Mike Gibilisco (Chairman) Mark Menta (CEO) Dominic Crain (CTO) and Steven Sommers (EVP), the groups prior conversion experience includes work on, “Conan the Barbarian”, “Gulliver’s Travels”, “Hoodwinked Too”, “Chronicles of Narnia”, Michael Jacksons “This is It”, and multiple music videos.
IM3D™ will have a sales and support office on sunset blvd. in West Hollywood, 2D-to-3D conversion production pipeline and VFX services in India, QC and final delivery based in the US. The company says it has the ability to convert multiple feature films per year.
IM3D was established to provide world class 2D-to-3D conversion services to the motion picture industry. Our vision has been realized by bringing together a team of seasoned industry professionals under a common goal of creating compelling, immersive entertainment that appeals to the widest possible audience.
ABOUT MICHAEL GIBILISCO
Michael is the producer of a one of a kind 3D digital processing pipeline. Prior to co-founding IM3D, In 1997 Michael formed his own digital production studio and has since worked on motion pictures and with television studios in the capacity of Stereographer, producer, writer, and director. Other ventures of note are 3D Eye Solutions, which Michael started in 2006 to function as a developer and integrator for the 3D stereo and Auto-stereo content and media industry. Michael has developed his own proprietary 3D Reality Splitter™ software to take existing film (HD 2K, 4K) and process for 3D formats: RealD, Dolby3D, and digital 3D outlets.
ABOUT MARK MENTA
Mark has a 25 year track record of creating successful companies. Prior to co-founding IM3D, he established Malibu Film Group (MFG) in 2006 as a consulting firm acting as a conduit between independent filmmakers, financiers, producers and distributors. Specializing in equity/debt financing for film and 3D technology projects, MFG was successful in securing funding for many 3D technology and related film/services projects. Since late 2009, MFG and 3D Eye Solutions have been working together, offering 2D-to-3D conversion services and consulting to the entertainment industry, particularly to studios, and film library owners worldwide.
Source: Press Release
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