Tlusty, who has worked in the visual effects industry for 16 years and is highly regarded among his peers, will be responsible for supervising operations and encouraging further growth of the facility, which currently employs more than 200 artists.
Most recently, he served as executive producer for Rhythm & Hues in California, where he was lead executive on movies including VFX Academy Award winner Life of Pi, which was based on the Canadian fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel and was scored by composer Mychael Danna. Prior to joining R&H in 2005, Tlusty worked for Industrial Light & Magic, serving on all three Star Wars prequels and other blockbusters.
Tlusty attended the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science and began his career at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope, assisting on such films as The Rainmaker and The Florentine. His proven track record of working on some of the most iconic VFX films of all time led him to Method’s door.
“Method Studios are working on some fantastic productions at the moment, such as Jupiter Ascending and Guardians of the Galaxy, and it’s clear to me that I’ve landed a fantastic opportunity,” said Tlusty. “We have a very strong talent pool here in Vancouver and across all Method’s studios. I aim to take advantage of the artistry and technology that the company has nurtured and build upon that.”
Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, Method services high-end feature film, commercial and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. Post production offerings include conceptual design, look development, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics, matte painting, compositing and finishing. A small sampling of recent credits include the films Divergent, RoboCop, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Thor: The Dark World, White House Down, Iron Man 3, Cloud Atlas and Argo.