Established in July 2011 by VFX supervisor Colin Renshaw and Executive producer Takeshi Takada, Alt.vfx has quickly become one of the most respected and awarded post-production and visual effects studios in Australia.
In four years Alt.vfx has grown into a multimillion–dollar business, employing 50 people who work with local and international clients in the film, television and media industry.
As a Brisbane-based organisation, the company has broken the mould by locating its headquarters outside Australia’s ‘traditional’ creative industry hubs in Sydney and Melbourne. The company offset this risk by opening a Sydney office, but most of its work still comes via the Brisbane office. International clients appreciate the unique design and location of the company’s Fortitude Valley office, which was created by acclaimed architect James Russell.
Some of the leading brands Alt.vfx has worked with include the Commonwealth Bank, Honda, Nissan, Optus, Pepsi, Qantas, Toyota, Virgin Australia and Woolworths. While television commercials are a primary focus, the company also works on music videos, long-form television, films and mixed-media projects.
Alt.vfx employs a multicultural and diverse team of employees to capitalise on their expertise and understanding of foreign cultures, business customs and markets. Forty-three per cent of the company’s total sales are derived from foreign revenue, with a particular focus on Japan as a key export market.
To keep pace with business growth in Japan, Alt.vfx has employed a Japanese employee. The company’s success in Japan has led to expansion throughout Asia, and Alt.vfx plans to open a new office in Thailand in the coming year.
Judges were impressed by Alt.vfx’s sophisticated approach to international HR recruitment, which they believe will help ensure the company’s long-term sustainability and success.