Method Studios is an American visual effects company founded in 1998 and located in Los Angeles, California with facilities in Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. Method Studios services high-end feature film, commercial, television, games, music video and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace. The company provides a range of production and post-production services including conceptual design, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, matte painting, compositing and finishing. Commercial and feature projects produced by Method Studios have been recognized by award bodies such as the Visual Effects Society (VES) and Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP). Method staff have been invited to speak at industry conferences such as SIGGRAPH, NAB, Collider and the VES Production Summit In late 2010, Method Studios was acquired by Deluxe to form part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. This group includes other companies specializing in post-production such as Company 3 (color grading) and Beast (editorial). Method Studios co-locate with both Company 3 and Beast in Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta and also share a facility space with Company 3 in New York.