Zoic Studios

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Zoic Studios
IndustryVisual effects
Headquarters3582 Eastham Dr., Culver City, California, USA
Key people
Loni Peristere (Founder, Executive Creative Director), Chris Jones (Founder, Executive Creative Director), Tim McBride (CFO/COO), Andrew Orloff (Executive Creative Director)
Number of employees

Zoic Studios is an American visual effects company based in Culver City, California.[1] They specialize in visual effects for feature films, episodic television, commercials, video games, advertising design, and interactive online media.[2]


Loni Peristere talking about Virtual Production in Television at FMX 2012

Zoic Studios is an Emmy Award-winning [3] visual effects company based in Culver City, California with separate sister facilities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada[4] and New York City.[5] It is a studio of creative artists, producers, and engineers.

Zoic Studios was founded by five partners in 2002 and began as a 15-person company working out of the Sunset Gower Studios lot. Their first project was creating visual effects for the action, western, science fiction television series Firefly.

In September 2002, they moved to Culver City, California, and the company has grown to house 150 employees.

In 2006, Zoic founded Zoic BC, in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2016, Zoic opened their first East Coast studio in NYC's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

Zoic has created visual effects for such TV shows including Firefly, Mad Men, Once Upon a Time,[6] Maniac, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Manifest, Legion, Friends From College, Strange Angel, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Santa Clarita Diet, Imaginary Mary, Marvel's Iron Fist, Game of Thrones, Marvel's The Defenders, Good Behavior, Future Man, The Get Down, Arrow,[7] The 100, Hemlock Grove, Wayward Pines, The Man in the High Castle,[8] A Series of Unfortunate Events, Homeland, Falling Skies, True Blood, V, Fringe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica and feature films which include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Big Eyes, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Keeping Up with the Joneses, District 9, Zombieland, Spider-Man 2, The Day After Tomorrow, Van Helsing, Fast & Furious, RED and Limitless.[9]

Zoic Labs is an advanced visualization company focused on the intersection of big data, narrative, design, and emerging technologies. They provide R&D, agile software development, UI/UX design, and consulting services for a diverse range of clients, both public and private.[10]


  1. ^ "Zoic Tears Up London for 24: Live Another Day Super Bowl Spot". Studio Daily.
  2. ^ Los Angeles Times (8 October 2014). "'Once Upon a Time' effects are part of a legacy for Orloff, Zoic Studios". latimes.com.
  3. ^ https://vizworld.com/2010/08/zoic-studios-wins-emmy-vfx-csi/
  4. ^ https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/Hollywood+North+Vancouver+Zoic+Studios+brings+rain+Emmy+nominations+Falling+Skies/8737453/story.html
  5. ^ "ZOIC OPENS NEW YORK STUDIO, ADDS EP COLLEEN BACHMAN". STASH. 2016-02-09. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  6. ^ https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-once-upon-a-time-orloff-zoic-studios-20141006-story.html
  7. ^ http://www.artofvfx.com/arrow-best-vfx-zoic-studios/
  8. ^ https://www.wired.com/video/2016/02/design-fx-how-designers-created-a-nazi-run-world-in-the-man-in-the-high-castle/
  9. ^ Zoic Studios on IMDb
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neYnl4nxZAc

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