WE ARE
CREATORS
STORYTELLERS
ARTISTS
INNOVATORS

From our roots in the heady early days of CG animation, to our current leading-edge innovations, Mainframe animates our stories and yours!

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WE're creators first

INNOVATION FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN
(OR ANY PART IN BETWEEN)

Creativity flows through us, like maple syrup through the veins of every Canadian. It’s that intangible thing – the spark that elevates an idea from ordinary to extraordinary. We bring that spark to everything we do. Whether it’s for a service project or our own IP, we want it to shine.

That creativity is backed by rock-solid communication, accountability and know-how. These are key elements to our process, which is why our clients keep coming back to us again and again.

CREATIVE PARTNERS FOR
LIVE ACTION PIPELINE
IP DEVELOPMENT

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STUDIO PIPELINES:
CG PIPELINE
3D PIPELINE

We’ve been producing CG animation for over 25 years, constantly upgrading and improving our workflow along the way. We offer both GPU and CPU rendering solutions as a part of our CG pipeline.

STUDIO PIPELINES:
GAME ENGINE PIPELINE
GAME ENGINE

As one of the early adopters of game engine tech into a TV pipeline, we’ve incorporated the Unreal engine into several of our productions with great success. We know how to capitalize on the benefits of real-time rendering, including the ability to render at 4K.

STUDIO PIPELINES:
2D PIPELINE
2D PIPELINE

Harnessing the power of Harmony, we now offer the cost and time benefits of a 2D workflow, while still benefiting from the processes that we’ve honed over countless productions.

STUDIO PIPELINES:
LIVE ACTION PIPELINE
LIVE ACTION PIPELINE

Added to our animation arsenal is our live-action pipeline, which allows us to tell stories in an entirely different way. Either on its own, or combined with animation and VFX, we can deliver compelling stories in HD or 4K.

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LET'S GET TECHNICAL

CREATIVITY, TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESSES WORKING IN HARMONY.

We’ve developed the most comprehensive pipelines in the industry — driven by our creative teams and augmented by our crack technical artists and the plethora of custom-built tools they’ve created. Want to ensure a show gets done, and done right? Bring it to Mainframe.

We offer multiple production pipelines, allowing us to produce a wide variety of styles for our clients and our own IP projects. From 2D to 3D, GPU to CPU renderers, game engine, live action and more, we have a solution for every production

WE're creators firST

INNOVATION FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN.

Creativity flows through us. It’s that intangible thing, the spark that elevates an idea from ordinary to extraordinary.

We bring that spark to everything we do. 

Our creativity is backed by rock-solid communication, accountability and know-how as key elements of our process and the reason our clients love working with us.

Let's get technical

CREATIVITY, TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESSES WORKING IN HARMONY.

We’ve developed comprehensive pipelines supported our custom-built tools to produce a wide variety of styles for our clients and proprietary IP projects.

STUDIO PIPELINES:
STUDIO PIPELINES:
CG PIPELINE

We’ve been producing CG animation for over 25 years, constantly upgrading and improving our workflow along the way. We offer both GPU and CPU rendering solutions as a part of our CG pipeline.

STUDIO PIPELINES:
GAME ENGINE PIPELINE

As one of the early adopters of game engine tech into a TV pipeline, we’ve incorporated the Unreal engine into several of our productions with great success. We know how to capitalize on the benefits of real-time rendering, including the ability to render at 4K.

STUDIO PIPELINES:
STUDIO PIPELINES:
2D PIPELINE

Harnessing the power of Harmony, we now offer the cost and time benefits of a 2D workflow, while still benefiting from the processes that we’ve honed over countless productions.

STUDIO PIPELINES:
STUDIO PIPELINES:
LIVE ACTION PIPELINE
LIVE ACTION PIPELINE

Added to our animation arsenal is our live-action pipeline, which allows us to tell stories in an entirely different way. Either on its own, or combined with animation and VFX, we can deliver compelling stories in HD or 4K.

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OUR KEY ADVANTAGE

GLOBAL STUDIO PIPELINE

Outsourcing is nothing new, but that’s not what our Global Studio Pipeline (GSP) is. Our GSP gives the benefits of outsourcing, without many of the drawbacks experienced by other studios. 

On a GSP project, our studio and the overseas studio share the same pipeline, tools and methodologies in real-time.

All assets, shots and takes are visible and shareable as they’re created, ensuring that we can monitor and track progress and give timely feedback, eliminating a huge amount of wasted time and back-and-forth. And time saved = money saved. Nuff said.

Our Global Studio Pipeline (GSP) gives the benefits of outsourcing, without many of the drawbacks.

On a GSP project, our studio and the overseas partners share the same pipeline, tools and methodologies in real-time ensuring we can monitor and track progress and provide timely feedback to mitigate time waste.

Want to WORK HERE?

We’re always looking to connect with talented artists like you.

Get in touch.