A newly assembled team of young and hungry VFX artists led by founder Petar Jovovic and Marko Milicevic sets out to do the impossible: pull off Hollywood-ready visual effects in a French-Serbian feature production known as Tears for Sale. Crater team is born, and the French production crew christen us as [the] bunch of freaks from the apartment.
The Crater team makes its first move outside national borders! Partnering up with Crater’s current art director Zoran Cvetkovic from Skopje, Macedonia, we get to work on some odd jobs for Indian productions. We catch a glimpse of what having a proper budget means, and start cooking up plans for taking over the world film by film.
The Crater team becomes incorporated! Crater Studio LLC is born with an address in a rented downtown apartment in Belgrade, Serbia.
Crater Studio meets United States! We visit LA for Siggraph and make our way to New York, meeting our first international contacts. Gregor Lakner, newly available after spending almost a decade at ILM, enters the stage. We get our first international gig: a commercial for Kinder, the European chocolate brand.
Crater Studio gets its first office space! We move into TC Takovo, a newly built office complex next to the Belgrade Botanical Garden. Miljana joins the team as a partner.
Crater goes to Hollywood! Or, at least, our work does in the flick The Other Guys, done in partnership with Evil Eye Studio from San Francisco. Milovan joins the studio as a partner.
Crater Studio gets a new address! As we move into our state-of-the-art office space in downtown Belgrade, we finish up our first stereo project, Shark Night 3D.
Crater goes to India! Starting with baby steps, we enter the market with a Kit-Kat commercial. Recognizing the struggle in talent acquisition, we set on building our own Training Center and open its doors by the end of the year.
Crater is back at Siggraph! This time, we shake hands with legendary CFX Oscar winner Scott Anderson and secure our first project with him - Muhammad.
Crater Studio enters power mode! We pull our most exhausting sprint thus far, with almost a year of continuous, studio-wide work on Mohammad and regroup for the next challenge.
Crater Studio gets a production department!
Part of Crater team does our first independent short, Pig on the Hill, in co-production with Lightstream Productions from Los Angeles, USA while the rest is busy pushing the limits with Shallows and Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Crater Studio goes to Bollywood! We win over the Indian market with the blockbuster Baahubali 2.
Crater Studio enters China! We cross off another continent as we join Bangbang Production for the blockbuster Airpocalypse.