STARNO created concept art images of the New York FBI Headquaters to visualize the set before the real construction was undertaken. A huge 12 feet backdrop of downtown New York in night time was digitally created.
STARNO contributed to the creation of concept art images to help to bring the story of Tom Clancy's the Division - The Fall of Canada to life.
STARNO helped to create some historical set extension shots of the New York City hospital built in 1900.
Creating high end photo realistic images is our passion. Wether you need photo-real matte painting shots, beautiful concept arts or invisible set extension, our Montreal based studio handles all aspects of the process, from early sketches to final work.
Digital Matte Painting, 2.5D Camera Projection, CG Environment, Set Extension, Backdrop, Backlot
Characters, Creatures, Environments, Costumes, Vehicules, Props
Posters / Illustration featuring characters in a specific environment
Photo-real illustration using photo-manipulation techniques and 3D elements
Our clients are typically Visual Effects (VFX) Studios, Post Production and Film Companies, Game Studios and Advertising Agencies
We create Photo-realistic Digital Matte Painting using 2.5D camera projection techniques and we do CG Environment work.
We create previz and postviz concept art imagery as well as backdrops environment for real sets construction.
We create Digital Matte Painting, CG Environment and concept art for TV shows and TV pilots.
We create Digital Matte Painting and CG Environment such as Skyboxes for game cinematics and in game uses.
We design environments and characters for Virual Reality projects as well as creating VR assets.
We create photo-realistic illustration for advertising purposes such as TV Commercials, Prints, Web, Newspapers & Magazines
We aim to provide world class imagery while becoming an extension of our clients. Our work, communication and knowledge will provide you with exceptional results.
Set Extension, Matte Painting
Key Art / Poster Art
Matte Painting / Concept Art
Starno is a Montreal Canada based creative studio focusing primarily on high end photo realistic images. Under STARNO‘s wing, you’ll find impressive talent and experience ready to roll on all kind of projects, from Digital Matte Painting, Concept Art, Key Art, Poster Art, CG Environment, Promotional art and Advertisement.
Managing your project's scope is about maximizing your budgeted time, money and resources to carry out the necessary steps on the way to reaching your goal.
We take pride in the work we do for our clients. We produce results rapidly and have one of the fastest development cycles in the industry. We invite you to browse our portfolio for a sample.
We have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our team has more than 35 years of combined experience under our belts in our respective areas of expertise. Each of us brings a unique perspective to the table.
We work with companies of all shapes and sizes and recognize no two projects are the same. We make ourselves available for questions and schedule regular progress calls to check-in and make sure we’re all on the same page. And we’re always available via email.
In any industry where the people behind a company are as important as the company itself. Proud to present the team!
Frederic extensive artistic and visual effects experience, spanning 20 years. For the past 16 years, Frederic was working for VFX studios as well as freelancing under the name of STARNO focusing primarily on digital matte painting, concept art and art direction. After many years of successful freelancing and great reputation, STARNO got incorporated in November 2015 for business venture.
His film credits include over than 50 feature films such as The Amazing Spiderman, Sin City, Elysium, The Lone Ranger, Pacific Rim, Resident Evil, Terminator Salvation, Babel, Silent Hill, Sky captain and the world of tomorrow, Once upon a time in Mexico, Spy kids 2 & 3, The Golden Compass which won the best Visual Effects oscar at the 2008 Academy Awards.
As an experienced producer and executive producer Melanie, works across both film and television. She has worked extensively with commercial and public broadcasters over the course of her career, and effectively balances her role across creative development, financing and production.
Melanie’s career began in 1998 at Technicolor as an Editor Assistant on both local and international film projects, she then worked at Buzz Image and Groupe TVA as a project manager. She joined STARNO at the early stage, her wise business advises and clever production strategies helped the company to become more organized and successful.
Joseph has been involved in many aspects of visual effects production ranging from modeling, texturing, compositing, rendering to matte painting tasks.
Having studied at the Montreal division of UQAT (Université du Quebec au Temiscamingue), Joseph's combined artistic background and techinal skills for visual effects and game production, enables him to streamline the studio pipeline in order to fully support the production needs as well as facilitate the creative process for the artists.
As Production manager, Isabelle oversees all projects with focus on the deliveries expectation, milestones, coordination with artists and clients as well as hiring and sales.
Most of Isabelle’s 15-years career has been spent in the show business industry, as a producer, publisher and singer for musical bands. Looking to broaden her understanding of production, she jumped at the opportunity to join STARNO.
Our experienced team members were involved in many projects in the past. Here's a list of some projects.
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As we grow, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team, whether they are recent graduates or experienced professionals. Are you an experienced artist looking for the next step in your career? Do you want to work on high profile feature films, television shows, games and advertisement projects? Are you an accomplished artist looking to join our team? If so – let’s chat! Please contact us.
2D Matte Painter / Photoshop Artist
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