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It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Chapeau.
Chapeau is a nimble, gimlet-eyed end to end production through post company, with a core expertise in visual effects. Chapeau loves thinking of new ways for video to engage users, and the technical and creative partnerships they develop with clients inspire every collaborator to do their best work.
Founders Ben Looram and Karuna Venter lead a multi-disciplinary studio of visual specialists – compositors, animators, designers, producers, editors and directors - who are committed to testing and pushing the technical and creative limitations of the visual challenges they accept. The company was formed to supply integrated production and visual effects services, workflow, personnel, and systems to clients who want in-house expertise, either to grow an existing capability, or to create a new capability through Chapeau’s creative expansion services.
Chapeau delivers the highest-caliber work for clients, offering every traditional post-production and visual effects service that other companies offer, including editorial, color, finishing, animation, design, and CG, in a deeply collaborative and customized model. They also specialize in offering visualization services during pre-production, like storyboarding and visual proofs-of-concept, as well as director and DP support via visual-effects supervision and pre-visualization services, all of which can be brought to pre-production or directly to set.
Chapeau’s visual curiosity expands into realms previously occupied by coders, UX designers, and engineers. In collaboration with technology partners, Chapeau has pioneered generative video experiences, creating fun, elegant, personalized video content for users. They are excited about the future of augmented reality, and are committed to pushing the existing technical boundaries of video content.
Chapeau believes the future of creative video work requires both creative and technical iteration, and want to do their part to make the world a better, smarter, more joyful place.