storytelling is our business
FOLKS is a high-end visual effects studio headquartered in Canada (Montreal & Toronto) since 2012. With a team of 160 artists we offer VFX supervision and the full spectrum of VFX services for films and TV Series.
At FOLKS, storytelling is our business. From concept to finished product, your VFX project is brought to life by our handpicked team of specialists. We are accomplished designers and some of the most talented, creative artists in the industry. Your project deserves undivided attention, and FOLKS delivers nothing less. Our gifted and experienced supervisors will oversee every detail to ensure your vision is executed perfectly.
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Talk to us about your project. We love inspired people who put projects together. At Folks, we are passionate about our jobs and we get fuelled up by creating great images. We make things happen easily and can help you visualize your pictures and your process. We will team up with financial experts to talk about money and guide you through all the savings the Quebec Tax Credit Program has to offer. So let’s talk!
Brainstorming is a big part of our process. When we put our creative brains together, they perform multiple feats! It is truly fascinating when you take a project on paper and get everybody together to share ways to make it happen. The artists on our team harvest many outside interests like: sculpture, photography, illustration and design, which help us spring unexpected ideas and make us think outside the box.
Each time we read a script, we're reminded of the true master we need to serve: the story. That’s right, we love to tell a story. We offer innovative VFX-based solutions to get you there faster, in a more spectacular or touching way. Fear not, we never do it at the expense of the story you’re trying to tell. We know it's the truth of the story that makes it so engaging and memorable. That's what storytelling is all about.
Meet FranX. With the help of our pal FranX, we’ve got our bidding process down to a science. Let's be real, we’re talking about numbers here. You will get your price quickly. A real price: not one that will double before the end of the project. FranX does it all, including breakdowns on a clean interface to show you everything you need to know about our approach. But it’s all behind the scenes that FranX works his magic.
To get your troops inspired, help your project find its legs and to capture all the feelings that you aim to evoke, there’s “art.” Concept art. We do pictures that are quite literally worth a thousand words. Complete with storyboards, concepts, look books, artistic direction and topped off with our unique approach to it all! We will even get these pictures framed for you when you end up falling in love with them.
Shooting VFX can be considered a daunting process. Our role, is to plan and communicate this process so well that it's easy, efficient and confusion-free for all involved. Using pre-vis techniques or simple storyboards, we quickly illustrate what needs to be done, reducing the number of lengthy interventions on set. Our experienced supervisors understand the dynamics between production reality and post capacity.
07. VFX Editing
There can be no storytelling without editing. Period. That's why it is one of our top priorities. Now, more than ever, an editing department is the creative and organizational hub of any project. From pre-visualization to final delivery, we are obsessive about constantly seeing our shots in context. Not only do they all have to look real, but they need to cut well. Like a hot knife through butter.
08. 3D Animation
This is by far one of our favourite tools. I mean, what is not to like about creating visual effects using 3D rendering? Suddenly, everything becomes possible: realistic, out–of–this-world creatures, natural elements, props, buildings, crowds, cars, flying toasters, the apocalypse, you name it! The world is your oyster (yes, we can do oysters too). Go ahead. Imagine it. We can create it for you.
09. Matte painting
God is in the details, so we’ve made a pact with him. We can create the most beautiful or the craziest paintings. We can take you back in time or way into the future, literally anywhere in the world or even out of this world. We also pride ourselves on helping you find ways to create environments that you never thought you could afford to build. Give us a green screen and let our imaginations run wild.
When it all comes together. Master chefs on our team seamlessly bring together each beautifully crafted element and blend it with live-action footage. Let's be honest, our compositors are image tyrants. Details are noticed, reviewed, pointed out, corrected, sent back, improved, fine tuned, analyzed, licked - repeat backwards and forwards until it's really, really, really good. Should we send it to our client for review?