Originally part of legendary effects house Industrial Light and Magic, Kerner offers the same benefits and talent that the old company offered: an unprecedented level of skill, experience and consistent creativity in the entertainment industry. Kerner provides a full range of design and production services to any client for film, commercial and television projects as well as any location based entertainment venue. These services include complete and spacious shooting stages and production facilities, model creature and makeup shops, prop and set construction, pyrotechnics, rigging and mechanical effects, camera engineering and design, and prototypical design and development. Beginning with the first Star Wars film, the cutting edge effects created as part of ILM dazzled a generation of movie patrons, and inspired innovations throughout the film industry. Kerner's goal is to honour their legacy of pioneering vision, quality, integrity, creativity, and continuing to deliver excellence on all we touch.


Centre for S3D Development

The SIM Centre has incubated the Centre for S3D Development in partnership with Kerner, a special effects powerhouse that was originally part of Industrial Light and Magic.  The Centre will be housed in Emily Carr’s Intersections Digital Studios (IDS), and will include Kerner’s advanced stereoscopic 3D enabling technologies, stereo camera rigs, and processing pipelines. Research will focus on live action cinematographic story-telling using the rapidly expanding 3D movie medium, and will support local filmmakers as well as work by Emily Carr faculty and students.  This Centre is expected to become a focal point for applied research, for training with Industry partners, and for students wanting to become more involved with the new medium.