Latest NewsVancouver's CVD VFX acquired by Crafty Apes

Vancouver’s CVD VFX acquired by Crafty Apes

Vancouver full-service visual effects studio CVD VFX has been acquired by Crafty Apes, a VFX company with studios in AtlantaLos Angeles and New York.

CVD specializes in photoreal CG and compositing, game cinematics, and concept and design services for film, network episodic and streaming content producers.

Founded in 2014 by Chris van Dyck, who will continue in his role as studio head, CVD has worked on Stranger Things, Fargo, Westworld, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, among other series.

“Known for their high-quality work on titles like Stranger Things and Westworld, we think CVD is the ideal complement to Crafty Apes. We are excited to partner with Chris and the CVD team to expand our international pool of creative talent to nearly 200 staff VFX Supervisors, Producers, 2D and 3D artists and on-set consultants and serve the growing demand for VFX services based out of Vancouver,” said Jason Sanford, co-founder of Crafty Apes, in a release.

Tim LeDoux, co-founder and senior VFX supervisor, said the expansion into Vancouver is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to enter attractive new markets.

“We have carved out an exciting niche at our shop, and with Crafty’s support, we are excited to be able to serve our customers in new markets, continue growing our team and remain focused on quality and sustainability,” added van Dyck.

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Connie Thiessen
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Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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