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Trace is the world's leader in visual effects prep outsourcing. Our staff of 300 has delivered over 25,000 high-quality shots for companies around the globe, big and small. Find out how we can help you.



Whether you’re an international VFX company or a boutique, we allow you to take the big jobs you couldn’t otherwise. We can tackle the heavy lifting while you focus on the creative. Think of us as your virtual support department. Go ahead, punch above your weight.


With our customized pipeline tools, small jobs are just as easy as big ones. We can finish projects quickly – often overnight – and we never sacrifice quality for time. There’s no task too small.



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    Jon Mason CEO

    Co-founder and Managing Director at Trace, Jon oversees business operations, strategic positioning and client satisfaction. Prior to Trace, he worked at The Mill, and has lived in New York, London, Shanghai and Mumbai.

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    Matthew Herman CTO

    Matt co-founded Trace, where he leads technology. He has worked in post-production for over 15 years, with previous positions at The Mill, Deluxe and Technicolor. He loves a good Mysore masala dosa.

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    Varun Parange COO

    Varun oversees operations at Trace. Before Trace, he worked in New York and Mumbai as a Product Manager developing software for Fortune 500 clients. After graduating from from business school, he co-founded Trace.

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    Andra Bard Producer, LA

    Andra’s career started shuffling papers and peeking backstage at Boss Film. She’s since worked at Digital Domain, Sony Imageworks and Weta Digital. Now she juggles her time between Trace and her fun family!

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    Rimma Dreyband Producer, NY

    Rimma has been producing motion graphics and post for 7 years, working on campaigns for clients including Google, Nike and Ford.  When not at Trace, she is an occasional stand up comedian and a full time hockey fanatic.

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    Sam Thakur General Manager, Mumbai

    Sam manages internal operations at Trace Mumbai. He has worked in the IT industry for over 18 years with more than a decade’s heading operations. He loves playing ball with his son and 2-year-old Labrador.

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    Prasanta Maiti 2D Supervisor

    Prasanta is in charge of our 2D department. A trained fine-artist, he made his way to Trace in 2011 from West Bengal, as one of its first employees. Today he leads over 250 artists.

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    Prashant Shahane 3D Lead

    Prashant Shahane, the leader of our 3D Department, joined the Trace team in 2014. He’s responsible for managing our group of Modelers, Riggers and Animators.

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    Sukumar Ketty Tracking/Matchmove Supervisor

    Sukumar joined Trace in 2014. With over 10 years experience in tracking at MPC, Prime Focus and Prana, he leads our team and delivers amazing tracks, all the time.

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    Rahul Bholane Production Manager

    Rahul is responsible for our team of Project Managers. After joining Trace in 2013, he quickly rose up to become a Junior Producer and eventually our Production Manager.

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    Abhishek Garg Pipeline Development Lead

    Abhishek leads up our Pipeline Development department. A self-taught Python developer, he actually started his career as a VFX artist. He joined trace in 2013.

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    Sarien Lawrence Senior Systems Engineer

    Sarien is responsible for making sure that technology runs smoothly at Trace. An experienced Linux Engineer, he joined Trace in 2013.

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    Prasad Dorkade Office Manager

    Prasad was one of Trace’s very first employees in 2011. He’s keeps our office running, day in and day out.


Interested in joining our team? Check out our current openings.