CEO and Executive Producer, Christal Wolgamott, left San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Television. After working with ad agencies and TV stations, she moved on as a Marketing and PR Manager for a software company and later for a nationally branded winery.
Christal went back to her digital roots and co-founded Factory VFX-- A full service visual effects company located in Santa Rosa, CA. With over 15 years of experience in creative project management and budgeting expertise, Christal runs the studio as the Executive Producer, maintaining day to day operations and client communications. She is surrounded by a talented team of creatives, and together they cultivate digital art for feature films, episodics, commercials and virtual reality.
As a firm believer in continual self-development through education and communication, Christal often finds new, refreshing techniques to manage and challenge talent and business methodologies. She brings each client’s needs to the forefront and makes sure they are happy with the quality of work being received as well as keeping the artistic team on track and organized.
Christal has earned a great reputation as a proven leader amongst studios, supervisors and producers who have confidence in her ability to fulfill their productions needs on time and within budget. When not behind a desk or energizing the team at Factory VFX, Christal can be found playing basketball, writing and spending time with friends and family.
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director, Eric Christensen, has been working on movies for over thirty years—everything from production assistant, to writer, to producer, to visual effects supervisor. He has also served as a board member for The Visual Effects Society, an international organization.
In the 90's, Eric joined the team at Industrial Light and Magic where he eventually worked on over twenty feature films as a senior digital artist. While at Industrial Light and Magic, Eric's feature film credits included Star Wars: Episode II, Narnia: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Jurassic Park III and Mission Impossible III.
Eric has helped develop a very talented Visual Effects core team of artists and they have been going strong for thirteen years. Having solid working relationships with studios and producers, Factory VFX progresses forward with each new project and growing technologies. Factory VFX was born from artistic roots and has grown into a world-renowned Visual Effects boutique shop that has worked on over 100 feature films, television shows and commercials.
Some clients include Columbia Pictures, Disney Pictures, New Line Cinema, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, and Twentieth Century Fox Studios.
The Factory VFX studio is located in northern California in the heart of the Sonoma wine country. Recent projects include First Man, Bad Times at the El Royal, Night School, Tomb Raider, The Greatest Showman, Fast & Furious 8, Fences, Central Intelligence, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Mist and The Mummy.