About

ReceptionEstablished in 1987, SPIN is a creative and technically dedicated visual effects studio producing captivating imagery for feature film and television. SPIN’s roots trace back to creative and technological innovations that are now standard in visual effects facilities around the globe.SPIN Founder and CEO Nigel McGrath co-founded Alias Research in 1984, creator of Maya, later acquired by Autodesk; and in 1987 Side Effects Productions the production arm that supported the initial R&D of software giant, Side Effects Software, the creators of Houdini.

As a founding partner and President of SPINVFX, and sister company TRIANGLE POST, a creative and technically astute post facility committed to visual storytelling, Neishaw Ali has been working in the Film and Television Industry for over 25 years.  With an MBA from Queens University, she has molded SPIN into an internationally recognized leader in visual effects production.  Her creativity and leadership has produced an impressive body of work including over 100 feature films and 17 television series by successfully blending the science of business and creativity

EditingSPIN VFX has evolved into an internationally recognized Visual Effects studio, working with respected Directors, VFX Supervisors and Producers.  With television credits that include the Emmy award-winning series Game of Thrones(HBO),  Neil Jordan’s thrice Emmy nominated The Borgias (Showtime), and film credits such as Suicide Squad (Warner Bros./DC), Jaume Collet-Serra’s The Shallows (Columbia Pictures), J Blakeson’s The Fifth Wave (Columbia Pictures), and the Academy Award winning biopic Spotlight, SPIN VFX delivers on vision. SPIN is located in Toronto with sales support in Los Angeles.

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For 30 years SPIN has been offering a range of creative services in the areas of:

  • VFX Supervision
    On-Set and in Studio
  • On-Set Production Services
    Location Capture &
    3D Body Scanning
  • Concept & Visualization
    Pitch, Pre, Post
  • 3D Animation
    Creature and Character
  • CG Effects
    Massive /Crowd Duplication
  • Matte Painting / Environments
    2D and 3D
  • Compositing