Scanline is noted for its complex, photorealistic effects and simulation work -- including natural phenomena such as fire, smoke and water – on films such as the disaster epic San Andreas and 2012 and Independence Day: Resurgence, both for director Roland Emmerich.
Scanline was the recipient of a 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award, in recognition of its proprietary, in-house fluid effects software Flowline. Scanline was sole developer of Flowline, which is used in various fluid effects like water and fire.
In 2010, the company was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on director Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, for which it was the sole visual effects vendor. The film's signature sequence was a recreation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which TIME Magazine called the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history.”
Scanline received a second Academy Award nomination for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a BAFTA nomination for Iron Man 3, an Emmy Award for Game of Thrones, Season 4, and a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award for Hereafter, as well as multiple, additional VES Award nominations.
Scanline opened its Los Angeles studio in 2007, followed by Vancouver in 2011. Both studios are overseen by President and Sr. VFX Supervisor, Stephan Trojansky. Trojansky was one of the recipients of the 2008 Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award for the development of Flowline, as well as an Oscar nominee for Hereafter.
Upcoming films include Tomb Raider, Ant-Man and the Wasp, the shark action-thriller The Meg, and Aquaman.
Past credits include Power Rangers, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the Academy Award-nominated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.