Scanline VFX is a global visual effects studio with locations in Munich, Stuttgart, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Seoul and London. The company is led by President and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Stephan Trojanksy.
Scanline is particularly noted for its creation of natural phenomena such as fire, smoke and water on disaster epics such as San Andreas, Independence Day: Resurgence and 2012. Recent projects like Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Godzilla vs. Kong, Game of Thrones Season 8, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The Meg and Aquaman also highlight Scanline’s character and creature work.
Founded in 1989 in Munich, Scanline established itself as an industry leader with the development of its proprietary fluid effects software, Flowline. Scanline was the sole developer of Flowline and in 2008, was the recipient of a Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award® for the software.
Scanline was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Visual Effects in 2010 for its work on 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.” In 2013, Scanline received a BAFTA nomination for its work on Iron Man 3 as well as a second Academy Award® nomination in 2015, for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
In 2010, Scanline won its first Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects for Hereafter. Scanline has two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects to its credit for its work on Season Four and Season Eight of Game of Thrones as well as an HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects and a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Created Environment.
Scanline has recently completed work on Shadow and Bone, Lisey’s Story, Fengshen Trilogy, Black Widow, The Suicide Squad, Free Guy and Reminiscence, all slated for release in 2021. Projects currently in production include Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Foundation, Eternals, The Batman, Stranger Things Season 4, Moonfall and The Flash.