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Switch VFX: Altered Carbon

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Welcome to Harlan’s World

This month Cinefex Magazine goes inside the visual effects of the Netflix and Skydance co-production, Altered Carbon.  Switch VFX is featured in the article as a creative collaborator and delivered 130 shots to help create the bustling, cyberpunk metropolis of Harlan’s World.  Contact us today to learn how we built impressive shots for this Emmy nominated series.



Created the background environment of a rooftop scene with an old industrial landscape complete with factories and flying cars.



Added vitality to street level scenes shot on stage sets by incorporating holographic images into backgrounds and foregrounds.



Came up with a VR look that gives the feeling of a round semi transparent dome covering the plate of a beautiful idyllic garden


Choose our talented team when planning your next project.  See more examples of our WORK on the refreshed SWITCH VFX website complete with lengthy filmography, breakdown reels plus many impressive images.


Learn more ABOUT US, our VFX TEAM, industry support of SCHOLARSHIPS, follow social updates and NEWS and easily CONTACT US

Switch VFX: What We Do In The Shadows

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Vampires, Magic, Blood and More…

Magic effects, tons of blood, set extensions and a gaping maw portal to hell are only a few of the many visual effects created by Switch VFX for the ridiculously funny series What We Do In the Shadows. Whether vampire roommate Colin’s head is swelling to look like an alien or if he is draining the energy from office plants so they wither and die our VFX team is up to the creative challenge.


Consider our talented team when planning your next project. Check out our WORK on the refreshed SWITCH VFX website complete with a lengthy filmography, breakdown reels plus a lot of impressive images.


When you visit the Switch HOME page you can learn more ABOUT US, our VFX TEAM, industry involvement with SCHOLARSHIPS, follow our social updates and NEWS and of course CONTACT US

Reality is about to get a lot weirder in…The World According to Dave

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Toronto Canada, May 5, 2020 – Pete Denomme, Executive Producer and CEO of Switch Animation announced today the formation of a partnership with Aron Dunn of Treason Media to bring The World According to Dave series, written and developed by Aron Dunn, to animated life. Jyotirmoy Saha of August Media will also join the production after a successful relationship with Switch on George of the Jungle.


In The World According to Dave an overly-imaginative 11-year-old, finds an alien device called the IMAGIN-ATRIX that brings his wildest daydreams to life. Now this pop-culture obsessed kid and his friends take adventures through their favourite comics, video games, movies and more. Each time Dave rewrites the world he faces a new challenge that he must overcome in order to reset the Imagin-Atrix. Reality is never going to be the same again.


The reality-bending adventures of Dave and his friends will leap off the page as a result of this newly announced partnership between Switch Animation and Treason Media. “It is indeed a pleasure to be working with Aron once again on this uniquely creative animated comedy concept,” said Pete Denomme.


“After recently working with Pete and the team at Switch Animation on a short film, I knew they were a perfect partner for Dave,” explains Dunn. “I’m thrilled that they want to be part of this riotous celebration of imagination. Pete’s team of amazing artists will render an eye-popping world that I’m sure audiences will want to leap into and join Dave on his adventures.”


This production is based on an idea by author Sylvia Medina and will be supported by David Wollos, co-founder of Think Tank Emporium.


Pete Denomme – Executive Producer/CEO – Switch VFX & Animation


Pete is CEO/Executive Producer of Switch VFX & Animation an award winning, artist owned, boutique studio whose focus is on service work, co-production and education. Recent credits include Altered Carbon (Netflix), Northern Rescue (Netflix/CBC), The Expanse (Amazon Prime), feature film Jigsaw, animated short Zoua, Welcome to the Wayne webisodes and fan favorite George of the Jungle (Teletoon).


Passions include producing inspiring storylines with collaborative partners like the upcoming animated short, The Perfect Project where a young boy’s autism is portrayed as his superpower. In addition, Pete inspires the next generation of digital artists through investment in the education platform The Animation Lounge and industry scholarships at five Canadian colleges.


Member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Visual Effects Society (VES), Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO), National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences (NAMAS) and the Alliance for Children and Television (ACT)


Aron Dunn – Creative Producer / Writer – Treason Media

An industry vet with nearly two decades of experience, Aron leads his merry band of rebels on their campaign of creativity at Treason Media. When he’s not crafting a killer pitch, or delivering his latest script, he is staying in touch with his “inner kid” by reading the latest comic books or playing the hottest console games. Over the course of his career, Aron has worked with Netflix, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Teletoon, YTV, Treehouse, KiKA, and CBC Kids. He has also contributed scripts to numerous animated comedy series including Cupcake and Dinosaur, Super Wings, Chuck Chicken, Rusty Rivets, Pocoyo, Camp Lakebottom, Justin Time, Trucktown and The Insectibles. Prior to founding Treason Media, Aron held senior development roles with some of Canada’s most prolific and acclaimed producers, including Breakthrough Entertainment and Portfolio Entertainment.



CareMongering – VFX/Animation Industry Ontario

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Switch VFX & Animation today started a Facebook Community so artists in the animation and visual effects industry could create a support group during the difficult time of COVID-19


A group specific to vfx and animation artists, for sharing and organizing resources and information in Ontario in response to COVID-19.

This group is intended to bring artists together and potentially help address specific concerns we may face as a community.

It is a place to post requests for aid or support as well as a place to share opportunities that may be helpful and supportive.

If you have a #need or are able to #offer assistance, please start your post with those hashtags.

Group Rules

BE KIND – We are all feeling stressed and frustrated, let’s remember to be compassionate.

March E-News from Switch VFX

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View the latest work of Switch VFX on season 2 of the cyberpunk series Altered Carbon currently airing on Netflix.

Learn more about Switch VFX

You can see more of our WORK on the refreshed Switch VFX website complete with a lengthy filmography and VFX breakdown reels for each project plus a lot of great images.

When you visit the Switch HOME page you can learn more ABOUT US, our VFX TEAM, industry involvement with SCHOLARSHIPS, follow our updates and NEWS and of course CONTACT US

Switch Animation has The Perfect Project

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An Animated Short Film about Autism

Switch Animation's The Perfect Project Short Film

Toronto Ontario, February 7, 2020 – Switch Animation is pleased to announce today completion of The Perfect Project, an animated short film about autism adapted from the book of the same name by author, professor, TEDx speaker and award-winning psychologist Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD. “This film brings to life my book celebrating the superpowers of children with a learning disability with sensitivity and gentle humor, telling the heartwarming tale of how a young boy with autism and his classmates learn to collaborate on their science fair project.” says Dr. Alloway.


The Perfect Project is a passion production for Switch Animation whose focus is on work that inspires, educates and entertains. “It started in 2019 with the festival short ZOUA, a story of friendship, shared around the world, from the creative minds of a group of brave children fighting cancer” Pete Denomme, CEO/Executive Producer of Switch explains “This year it was important to me to express to children what autism is in a simple, direct and honest way with the critical underlying themes of understanding and acceptance”. The team on the film included voice actors and animators on the autism spectrum as well as a behavior therapist who deals daily with children like lead character Charlie, who face many situations that classmates untouched by autism take for granted”. Within the framework of the story key elements of Charlies autism are proven to be his strengths and superpowers as he is instrumental in helping his team.


Representatives of this inspiring project are meeting with worldwide SVOD and broadcast production leaders at this month’s Kidscreen to grow partnerships that will bring Charlie’s daily adventures to a wider audience and continue his positive influence on the perception and reception of autism.


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