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209 GROUP. INNOVATIVE VIRTUAL PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS

209 group is the leading resource for virtual production needs in television, film, gaming, advertising and automotive. By providing innovative virtual production solutions through their all-inclusive pipeline, 209 group creates an immersive experience for animation, visual effects and video game companies amongst all platforms. Their pipeline includes hardware, software, services and motion capture apparel solutions.

ALL-INCLUSIVE SERVICES

We have the ability to take your project from start to finish by providing the hardware, software and people you need to support your next project in tv, film, video games, automotive, design and advertising.

OUR NETWORK

We deliver innovative solutions through the utilization of our all-inclusive pipeline. By optimizing our integrated portfolio of partners, 209 group is able to solve the most demanding industry challenges, making them the premier provider of virtual production technology.

PROFESSIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES FOR MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

209 group is your direct line to the hardware, software and people you need to support your next big venture in tv, film, video games, automotive, design and advertising.

209 group: Execution Simplified

Give us the pieces and we will put it together…

WE ARE 209 GROUP

Since their inception in 2011, 209 group has been delivering innovative solutions to creatives throughout the entertainment, gaming, AED, automotive industries. Backed by more than 20 years of experience, 209 group brings a diverse team of experts in sales, marketing and technology.
By utilizing our team of industry renowned partners, we are able to provide a full service pipeline to meet your most demanding needs, making 209 group the premier resource for innovative virtual production solutions.
With founder Tom Armbruster at the helm, 209 group is led by a team of experienced innovators. These proven pioneers across motion capture, automotive, engineering, marketing and finance are solving the most complex challenges.

MEET OUR TEAM

TOM ARMBRUSTER

PRESIDENT & CEO

An expert in the field of entertainment technology, Tom has years of technical sales experience and long-standing relationships to help grow and streamline businesses, drawing on knowledge from the film, video games, life science and medical, automotive, defense and aerospace industries- with a particular emphasis on the vision science and human machine interface. Tom has very high standards for clients but low standards when it comes to lunchtime (he thrives on a diet of supermarket sushi and deli meat.)

JAIME GILLES

COO

Jaime is a finance and marketing specialist with 20+ years as a consumer research analyst and business development director across varied industries (Capital Markets, Mutual Funds, Retail Fashion, Retail Beauty, Home Design, Automotive and Entertainment. You can sum me up with in one sentence, “Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed”.

GREG LA SALLE

CTO

Greg has experienced an impressive career in technology development for the entertainment industry. He also has a solid reputation of working with talent as a facial motion capture expert. He has been facial capture supervisor on over 25 feature films including “Beauty & The Beast,  “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, Marvel’s “The Avengers”, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Gravity.”

In 2014, Greg won a Technical Achievement Award at the 87th Academy Awards for the innovative design and development of MOVA, a breakthrough Facial Performance Capture system.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA

COME VISIT US!
Come check our our newly remodeled office in Newport Beach!

201 Shipyard Way, Suite B

Newport Beach, CA 92663

949-531-8090

OUR MISSION

209 group has become the premiere resource for virtual production by solving our customers most demanding challenges. We do this by strategically utilizing our portfolio of high tech partners in performance capture hardware and services, super computing, VR/AR/XR and pre/post visualization and production

SUCCESS REQUIRES A CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION

209 group has built an unparalleled reputation for delivering innovative solutions to the most complex projects in virtual production. At 209 group we believe that even the hardest puzzles have a solution!

But … Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our clients have to say!

  • Curtis Augspurger
    Curtis Augspurger, Here Be DragonsJust wanted to give a huge shout out and heart felt thanks for making today happen for us. You've picked up the phone every time we've called, no matter how late or how crazy the ask. You've marker'd our actors, loaned us tons of tech and landed a couples sales in the course.

    You truly do go the extra mile...Really appreciate it all!

         
  • Brian Nilles, Chief Strategy Officer
    Brian Nilles, Chief Strategy Officer, OptitrackTom Armbruster was the driving force in our fastest growth market - Film. His ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with new customers, existing customers and our competitor’s customers positioned us with clear differentiation, purchase preference for our products and services, year on year growth consistently above forecast and the highest margins of any sector.
  • Elizabeth Baron
    Elizabeth Baron, Former Immersive Realities Technical Specialist for Ford Motor Company
    I have been a client of 209 Group for many productive years. Their results are impressive. They provide creative solutions using the ‘best of the best’ hardware and software. The differentiators are their recommendations are rock solid and as bulletproof as you can get in high tech. I could recognize immediate value for my Company.

Some of our associates…

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

ALL INCLUSIVE SERVICES

As your all access pass, we have the ability to take your project from start to finish by providing the hardware, software and people you need to support your next big venture in tv, film, video games, automotive, design and advertising.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, 209 group has built strong relationships with an extensive list of industry professionals. We all know that this industry is about who you know. With an extensive list of industry professionals, we will always be able to meet your needs.

BUILDING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

209 group understands that the best relationships are built over time and that is why we take time to ensure that our relationships with our customers are always evolving.

 

ABILITY TO TAKE A COMPLEX PROBLEM AND BREAK IT DOWN...

Comprehensive project management: Our extensive experience with complex projects means that we will handle every detail and coordinate on your behalf so you can have confidence that your project will be completed with ease.

WE ARE PROACTIVE

Our service philosophy is simple: Be proactive, NOT reactive.

 

 

 

WE ARE PERPETUALLY TRANSFORMING TO MEET MARKET/INDUSTRY NEEDS

Being a great partner requires a team with a perpetual transformation mindset. Our industry is constantly innovating and evolving by the minute. What solution worked yesterday may not work tomorrow! We are always looking towards what’s next, creatively, to give our clients an advantage on their current and future projects.

ONLY WORK WITH PARTNERS THAT ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR INDUSTRIES

One of our strongest assets is our team of partners.  We choose to only work with companies that are at the top of their niche. This allows us to ensure that we are always going to be able to provide the highest quality service.

RESPONDS TO ISSUES QUICKLY

The show must go on right? 209 group understands that issues come up unexpectedly (no matter how much you try to plan for it). 209 group is there for you when you need us the most.

OUR PARTNERS

209 group provides innovation solutions through the utilization of our all-inclusive pipeline. By optimizing our integrated portfolio of partners, we are able to solve the most demanding industry challenges, making us the premier provider of virtual production technology.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

We have an integrated portfolio of partners that solves the most demanding industry challenges.
Our partners are one of our strongest assets. We choose to only work with companies that are at the top of their niche. Think you might fit the bill?

209 GROUP: EXECUTION SIMPLIFIED

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

209 group is a professional technology and services provider for virtual production and motion tracking. Founded in 2011, the company simplifies the execution of complex solutions, enabling creative studios, brands and corporations to realize immersive entertainment and design. From developing and sourcing hardware and software to providing on-site expertise and access to a network of specialized partners, 209 group solves the most demanding challenges of virtual production and motion tracking to enable customers across industries to deliver impactful visual content.

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