Deluxe Entertainment Services Group is to re-brand its visual effects companies Method and CIS Visual Effects as Method Studios.

The new entity, whose creation follows Deluxe’s acquisition of Method from Ascent Media last December, will have facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York and London

“By combining CIS with Method, we are able to provide our clients a broader range of visual effects services with an integrated workflow across Deluxe’s multiple locations,” said Stefan Sonnenfeld, Deluxe’s president of creative services.

Dan Glass, independent senior visual effects supervisor on The Tree of Life, has been appointed executive vice president of Method Studios and Paul Ryan, formally chief technology officer at Weta Digital, has been brought in as vice president of technology.

Recent feature projects at Method Studios have included The Tree of Life, Fast Five, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, X-Men: First Class and Captain America: The First Avenger.