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Visual effects production studio Crafty Apes receives grant from Epic Games

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cunning monkeysthe visual effects company which opened a production facility at Celtic Studios in March 2020, has received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games, maker of 3D rendering software Unreal Engine.

According to the announcement, the Epic MegaGrant will increase the studio’s ability to visioncast and execute hybrid production pipelines where traditional visual effects and virtual production solutions are used in tandem as a creative and budget solution for film clients, of Crafty Apes streaming and TV. Read the ad.

The company did not respond to multiple requests for additional pricing information.

Crafty Apes, in partnership with Louisiana Entertainment, reports that it will continue to develop its junior visual effects, or VFX, labor program to deliver its new computer-graphics animated short. Before the beard, before the bellycreated as a proof of concept for the feature film The Legend of Santa Claus. Once complete, the short will be ready to render using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.

Since expanding to Baton Rouge, the studio has established a local VFX apprenticeship program that has helped train six junior compositing artists capable of delivering high-end visual effects and creative services.

“As part of our entertainment industry job creation program, Crafty Apes has trained and hired talented artists in an impressive portfolio of VFX projects that continues to grow in our state,” says Chris Stelly, Executive Director of the entertainment and digital media group at Louisiana Economic Development.

In January, Crafty Apes acquired New York-based visual effects company Molecule VFX.