Cinesaurus is a Seattle-based creative production studio obsessed with telling stories through film, visual effects, and animation. Born in a digital landscape where evolving to fit changing audience tastes is key, Cinesaurus continuously delivers multi-platform content that gets seen and shared online and off. Collectively, their videos have accumulated over 200 million views and millions of shares via Facebook and Twitter.
From their experience in working under tight deadlines and adapting to the diversity of a wide range of clients, Cinesaurus is well-versed in delivering on time and at the highest quality. They have created branded video content for Google, Dell, Relativity Media, Discovery Channel, Sony Playstation, Dolby, Nestlé, and more. Their work has been reported on by The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, NPR, The Huffington Post, and every blog you’ve ever heard of.
Cinesaurus’ homebase in the Pacific Northwest gives them access to the front line of tech innovation in Seattle and the lush film community in Vancouver BC. With its green screen soundstage, state-of-the-art performance capture studio, and production office, Cinesaurus’s facilities are equipped for high-end digital, television, and film production.
Bridging the gap between creative and production, Cinesaurus manages projects from story development through editorial to final delivery. Their arsenal of skills includes:
- Creative concept and story development
- Pre-visualization and storyboarding
- Full-service film production
- Non-linear editing
- Visual effects, including compositing, matte painting, and rig removal
- CGI animation, including 3D modeling, rigging, performance capture, and simulations
- Motion graphics, including 2D/3D animation and title design
- Audio post, including sound design, sound mixing, music composition, and audio mastering
- Color grading and final delivery
- Digital strategy, including distribution and social marketing
Where most production houses draw the line at technical prowess, Cinesaurus dedicates its skills to creativity and storytelling above all.
Cinesaurus was founded in 2010 by two brothers, Steven and David Hudson, who love film and dinosaurs, hence the name — Cinesaurus. If you dig deep into their past, you’d find a shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park.
David co-founded Cinesaurus in 2010 with his brother, Steven, after producing online videos for over a decade. Laying the foundation for the next big pool the team will dive into is how he loves to spend his day, but it’s not unusual to find him neck deep in compositing awesome visual effects. When he meets a roadblock, he spends his time pacing the office while asking weird hypothetical scenarios to everyone else. He also wouldn’t mind being the next Justin Timberlake.
Before co-founding Cinesaurus in 2010, Steven and David spent their childhood getting their first taste of film and visual effects through making several terrible Jurassic Park remakes and sequels. Since then, Steven has developed a passion for spending more time in front of a computer than he’d care to admit, creating VFX composites, CGI animation, and motion graphics. When not in VFX-mode, he’s brainstorming with the team around a bowl of pistachios.
From a young age, David was determined to become either a doctor, an astronaut, or a magician. He became none of those, but instead developed an appreciation for the “magic” of the movies. He is often considered to be a magician in the editing room, however, so perhaps his childhood dream really did come true. David enjoys getting good exposure (in camera and online), and playing sports in an attempt to offset the languor of post-production.
Visual Effects Supervisor
Gabe has had a passion for technology from an early age, and could often be found testing crazy ideas for walking robots or rovers that could learn. So naturally Gabe went on to earn a degree in creative writing and started making movies. These days, Gabe enjoys filming on epic mountain ranges and directing hip music videos. He has long been a CGI artist and loves tinkering with new technologies, such as motion capture and physics simulations.
Robert’s journey to the world of filmmaking started in a humble Spokane neighborhood, making short videos with friends between trips to the frozen yogurt shop and frolics through the fields. After his college years of founding film festivals and directing everything under the sun, he’s happy to keep himself busy by keeping Cinesaurus busy (and organized). He dreams of someday settling into a comfy pair of jeans atop the greatest front yard you’ve ever seen.