The partner spotlight is a weekly series where we go behind the scenes with some of the companies that make VendorDB great. Next up is Girl Overboard!

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The Vitals

Name: Girl Overboard
Location: Venice, CA
Year Founded: 2014
Specialties: color grading, VFX execution, photo-real compositing, photo-real CG

What inspired you to start your company?

It was inevitable really. The three of us have a rare synergy and our depth of experience compliment one another. We knew we wanted to form a dynamic company that was also fun to work at. A large post house does not suit any of us, girl overboard permits us to focus our energy and passion on creating images.

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How did the partners meet?

We all have a long history working together. Jan & Ben have been a creative force for some time now, both pulling from each others strengths on projects for clients including Apple and GE and also while working on the film ‘her’. Celest has been executive producing projects for ben for several years.

What was the most technically challenging work you’ve created?

Technical challenges aren’t what they once were. all of our projects have their challenges, it’s the1st thing we hone in on. one of the keys is listening to the essence of a good idea and then staying true to it.

We find more and more that creative solutions are where we need to focus our energy. on the film ‘her’- Ben & Jan worked on the project from early development thru final completion. Making it was creatively satisfying for them. This is the ideal situation for each project we work on, to be involved early & unearth the challenge.


What emerging tech trend will have the biggest impact on your business?

New technology is constantly emerging, allowing us to be nimble and efficient, particularly on commercial projects where you need a high level of artistry accomplished in a short period of time.

Now is an extraordinary time for girl overboard. we approach projects from a dramatically different place than conventional post companies.

What is your biggest challenge at the moment?

The creative solution on our next project.

Where is the best bar in Venice ?

Chez Jay.

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