Established in 2012, Dexter Studios stands as a leading VFX company in South Korea. Renowned for its exceptional competitiveness, the company's "unseen VFX" in the movie "Parasite" (2019) stunned the Academy Awards. It was differentiated by its strategic tactics because Dexter Studios did not just settle for excelling at producing the movie's visual technology but challenged the technical limits.
Until a decade ago, only three major global studios had fur creation technology used for a full-length movie with a program developed in-house. Thus, in-house software was considered the preserve of global studios. Nevertheless, Dexter Studios developed its own integrated simulation solution, Zelos, and set a milestone as the first Asian success story. With this program, it demonstrated the technology that vividly depicted the two million strands of gorilla hairs in the movie "Mr. Go" (2013), and developed into ZENN (Zelos Node Network) through upgrades.
The company is not resting on its success in VFX and is focusing on expanding its business areas. In 2021, the company entered the virtual production business and opened D1 Studio. From its first facility, D1 was the first in Korea to collaborate with Lux Machina, which has proven its VP technology with "The Mandalorian", The Oscars, and The 2020 League of Legends World Championship. It also made a new achievement with "The Moon" (2023), the first Korean film to use VP technology. By combining VFX and VP, the movie gave audiences a scientific cosmic experience.
In addition, Dexter Studios is actively pursuing the metaverse business. It has built up business know-how by collaborating with government agencies to produce VR content related to cultural assets and co-producing VR services with webtoon companies. Based on this, it is currently working on a media art project with Gyeongju, a representative cultural tourism city in Korea. In the metaverse industry, it secured solid references by utilizing the advantage of being able to realize multi-media content using all technologies such as VFX, VP, DI, and SOUND.
Source: PR Newswire