Dark Slope Studios, the Toronto based virtual production company, today announces four new team members to support its rapid growth. 

DANA WARE, PREVIOUSLY WITH THE VOID, JOINS IN NEWLY CREATED ROLE OF CREATIVE DIRECTOR

20 JANUARY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Dark Slope Studios, the Toronto based virtual production company, today announces four new team members to support its rapid growth. 

Dark Slope Studios enters 2021 busier than ever before despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the company introduced Flex RDS, a remote directing platform and service, shipped the four person Slugterra Slugslinger VR available on Hologate as well as the eight player Scarygirl Mission Maybee title to Zero Latency’s 2000 sq ft game space, and produced over three hundred minutes of linear animation for Nickelodeon International, TVO, Secret Location (eOne) and Viacom International amongst others.

Maintaining this momentum, Dark Slope Studios has expanded its team and project slate across each of virtual production, interactive entertainment, location-based experience development and linear television. 

To support the growth Dark Slope Studios is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Ware in the newly created role of Creative Director. Previously a Creative Director and Creative Designer at The VOID, Dana brings her experience working on world class location based entertainment to the Dark Slope Studios team. Her expertise is in mixing physical-reality with virtual-reality to create hyper-reality. Prior to The VOID, Dana worked as a creative director on a location-based VR experience in collaboration with Google. She currently serves as a VR/AR Summit Advisor for GDC – The Game Developers Conference and as a judge for the Game Developers Conference Awards. 

In addition, Dark Slope Studios adds Alexandra Roberts as a Production Manager. Alexandra joins the team from Guru Studio where she primarily worked on the CSA nominated series “Abby Hatcher” for Nick Junior airing on Netflix. Justin Cathcart, in the role of Motion Tracking Stage Director & Technical Lead where he oversees pipeline development for the virtual production stage productions. And lastly, Gustavo Vitarelli as a Senior Technical Artist working across rigging, tool creation, map setup and lighting. 

“Dark Slope is putting together a remarkable team of industry experts. I’m thrilled to be starting 2021 with such a strong line up. I welcome them to our growing company and look forward to seeing their expertise put to work.” Dan Fill, President, Dark Slope Studios.

The Dark Slope Studios team is rapidly expanding and is currently hiring for a Metaverse Producer, senior and intermediate Unreal Developers, Concept Artists and Game Designers. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through the company’s Indeed profile. Dark Slope Studios strongly encourages applicants from communities who are currently underrepresented in our industry, including bipoc. We remain an equal opportunity employer and welcome everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodations at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

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ABOUT DARK SLOPE STUDIOS
Dark Slope Studios is a real time content producer pushing the boundaries of virtual production. Dedicated to creativity and innovation, Dark Slope Studios combines beautiful artwork with cutting edge technology to deliver amazing animation content and virtual 3D worlds. Dark Slope Studios specializes in motion capture and facial tracking animation, 5G mobile game development as well as VR and AR production. Supported by a team of Unreal Game Developers, Dark Slope Studios provides end to end solutions from creative design to final lighting and compositing. Visit www.darkslopestudios.com for more information.