Quebec's VXF expertise: Hybride, proud to have contributed to James Cameron's
AVATAR, No. 1 Worldwide Box Office hit of all time

PIEDMONT, QC, Jan. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Hybride Technologies, a division of Ubisoft Montreal, has produced 114 stereoscopic shots for James Cameron's AVATAR, released December 18, 2009. The creators at the Piedmont VFX studio, located in the Laurentians, also provided numerous graphic and technical elements used in a large number of shots produced by other vendors involved on the project.

In concrete terms, Hybride's contribution include set extensions, animating on-screen computer data as well as designing and animating virtual characters mostly for the Link Room.

"We are very grateful to Director James Cameron and Producer John Landau for giving us the opportunity to be a part of the world of Pandora" said Daniel Leduc, VFX Producer at Hybride. "We feel extremely privileged to have played a part in the creation of one of the biggest movies of the decade, and by doing so, allowing us to put forward our creative team's talent and production team's efficiency. Once again, Quebec's 2D and 3D artists' expertise and knowhow are at the heart of a worldwide commercial success."

James Cameron's 3D blockbuster has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, grossing a worldwide total of $1.86 billion.

Since its release on December 18th, James Cameron's epic adventure, considered as the most lucrative film of all time, seems to sweep everything in its path, and continues to shatter records along the way.

Crowned Best Motion Picture at the Golden Globes while James Cameron collected the Best Director Award, Avatar, which also counts 8 nominations at the upcoming BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Art) Awards, could also be the big winner at this year's Oscars for which the nominations will be announced, Tuesday, February 2nd.

About Hybride

Hybride Technologies, division of Ubisoft, is a Quebec-based production company that specializes in digital visual effects for film and television visionaries from around the world.

Founded in 1991, the company is comprised of a team of professionals divided into five specialized creative units offering a complete range of services including digital editing, 3D animation, compositing and DI colour grading. It has contributed significant 2D and 3D work for several studio blockbusters, including 300 and Sin City, as well as for the popular Assassin's Creed: Lineage film series. Now a specialized division of Ubisoft, Hybride continues to innovate with the same passion and commitment that have guided them from the very beginning.

All brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. (C)Copyright 2010 Hybride Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE HYBRIDE TECHNOLOGIES

For further information: For further information: Sylvie Talbot, Hybride, (450) 227-4245; Source: Brigitte Chabot, Brigitte Chabot Communications, (514) 861-7870

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