Bringing 30 years of award-winning visual effects to the future of virtual storytelling.
Since 1989, Stargate Studios has been the industry standard for cinema quality visual effects – spanning a wide range of beloved projects from The Walking Dead, NCIS, Monk, and E.R. to The Black Phone, Insidious: The Red Door, Five Nights at Freddy's, and the upcoming features The Home (Miramax) and
They Listen (Blumhouse).
Over the last six years, Stargate has also emerged as a leader in the virtual production space – providing unparalleled content as well as on-set playback to some of the most popular recent series and films including Station 19, Our Flag Means Death, White Noise, Bardo, The Lincoln Lawyer, Your Honor, The Idol, and more.
Our specialized team of visual effects artists, emerging tech experts, cinematographers and producers bring decades of experience to the newest techniques of virtual storytelling. From early look development through production and post, Stargate works passionately with our clients to achieve their needs, and exceed their expectations time and time again.
Founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson ASC, Stargate Studios has built a reputation of excellence and exploration. Constantly pursuing new technologies and methodologies to filmmaking, Stargate has received multiple Visual Effects Society, Emmy, and ASC awards. In 2023, Nicholson received the American Society of Cinematographer's prestigious Technical Achievement Award for making significant contributions to the art and craft of cinematography.
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