Who are we?

There are no limits to what we can bring to life at CoSA VFX, a full service visual effects studio comprised of a diverse team of Emmy Award Winning artists, supervisors and producers dedicated to the delivering only the highest quality visual effects on time and on budget. We have three locations -- North Hollywood, Vancouver, and Atlanta -- where we have worked on a number of high-end productions for almost every major studio.

What do we offer?

We offer the following services:

• On-Set Supervision
• Concept Art and Design
• Look Development and R&D
• Character-Driven CG Work
• Dynamics
• Environments
• Motion Graphics and Titles
• Digital Make up and Enhancement
• Compositing and Finishing
• Editorial

What does CoSA stand for?

The Company of Science and Art created an application called After Effects way back in the early nineties. After Effects, for a time, was known to many artists as ‘CoSA.’ When Aldus bought the Company of Science and Art, and was in turn bought by Adobe, the CoSA brand all but disappeared.

We’ve always liked the name. As homage to the early days of digital VFX, and in the spirit of combining science with art, we decided to call our company CoSA VFX.

How long has CoSA VFX been around?

CoSA VFX was founded in 2009. However, the partners have worked together for much longer than that.

Tom and Jon met in the mid-nineties at Mad River Post, doing commercials post-production and broadcast design. They moved on to Activision, where they became Flame artists, and spent the next decade working as VFX artists and supervisors on features such as Titanic (1997), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and Final Destination 3 (2006.)

In 2004, Chris and David joined Tom and Jon as part of the in-house visual effects team on the Exorcist prequels. (Chris and Jon had also worked together in the late nineties at PacTitle/Mirage.) When Tom and Jon decided to start CoSA in 2009, they invited Chris and David to join them.

Tom Mahoney

Tom Mahoney – Founder / Partner

Tom’s background in VFX and motion graphics spans two decades, from Paramount Pictures’ in-house digital unit (‘Pd2’) in the 90s, to feature work on movies such as Swordfish (2001), Final Destination 3 (2006) and The Guardian (2006.) Tom built Morgan Creek’s in-house VFX facility for the Exorcist prequels (2004), before co-founding CoSA VFX in 2009. He is currently VFX Supervisor on Gotham, a role for which he received a 2015 Emmy nomination.

Jon Tanimoto

Jon Tanimoto – Founder / Partner

Jon started out as a compositor on high-profile features Contact (1997) and Titanic (1997), before joining pioneering digital facility PacTitle/Mirage. He spent the next decade supervising visual effects on feature films including Final Destination (2000) and Final Destination 3 (2006), as well as compositing for major studios WETA Digital and Sony Imageworks. Jon co-founded CoSA VFX in 2009, and was CoSA’s VFX Supervisor on Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. He received a 2014 Emmy Nomination as part of the VFX team for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Christopher Lance

Christopher Lance – Founder / Partner

Christopher made his first foray into visual effects at Warner Digital in 1996, going on to work as a Lead Compositor on feature films in cities as diverse as San Francisco (ILM), London (Cinesite), Guatemala City (Studio C), Sydney (Animal Logic) and Los Angeles (CIS Hollywood.) Chris has accepted Emmy Award nominations for CoSA’s work on Revolution and Almost Human.

David Beedon

David Beedon – Founder / Partner

David co-founded production boutique Motion City Films in 1987, providing VFX, motion graphics and production services for commercials, music and corporate videos. From 2003 onwards, he worked as a CG generalist on feature films, including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Elektra (2005) and The Guardian (2006), before becoming a partner at CoSA VFX in 2009. In 2014 he accepted an Emmy nomination as part of the VFX team for Almost Human. More recently, David was VFX Supervisor for Amazon Studios’ pilot Hysteria and is the VFX Supervisor for Fox’s Minority Report.



Los Angeles Studio

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Vancouver Studio

CoSA VFX Vancouver Canada

CoSA VFX Vancouver

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