Vision Crew Unlimited was established in 1994 as a facility that would provide quality miniatures, props, as well as physical, mechanical and visual effects to the entertainment community. The founders were, prior to VCU, all freelance artists working at some of the most top-notch effects companies in the industry. When they decided to branch off on their own, they took with them their years of experience on many high profile projects as well a new found enthusiasm for providing production companies with a new source for visual effects. VCU quickly gained a reputation for delivering what they promised and managed to establish a notable client base as well as a very impressive reel. Several industry publications took note of VCU's up-and-coming presence and written articles about their work: