SHOOT 4th Quarter 2018 Top Ten VFX & Animation Chart
- Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Our quarterly 2018 VIsual Effects & Animation Chart is headlined by the latest entry in Ad Council's "Love Has No Labels" campaign--the poignant short Rising directed by David Nutter (Game of Thrones), with VFX by Ntropic.
Among other entries in the Chart mix are: TK Maxx's Xmas spot from Wieden+Kennedy London, Macy's "Space Station" directed by two-time DGA Award winner Martin de Thurah of Epoch Films, and a charmingly offbeat Secondhand Hounds piece which tells a rescue dog's story.
So have a look at the best VFX and animation fare this past quarter has to offer.
Client The Ad Council/Love Has No Labels campaign Heidi Arthur, Sheri Klein, Jenn Walters, Libby Panipinto, Allison Greenwald, campaign development (Ad Council); Julia Blumenstyk, strategy & evaluation (Ad Council); Greg Kelly, media strategy (ad Council). Creative Lena Waithe, Azia Squire, screenplay. Agency R/GA Chris Northam, Eric Jannon, SVPs/executive creative directors/writers; Diana Gonzalez, Dave Surgan, planning; Jeff Skutnik, Chase Smith, Mac Demyanovich, production. Production Company Great Guns David Nutter, director; Diego De La Maza, Laura Gregory, exec producers; Thom Fennessey, producer; Peter Menzies Jr., DP. Postproduction Whitehouse Editorial James Demetriou, editor. Music Blake Neely, composer; Akila Robinson, music supervisor. Sound Design Tim Hayes, sound designer. VFX Ntropic, Los Angeles Juliet Tierney, exec producer; Simon Mowbray, VFX supervisor/Flame lead; James McCarthy, VFX shoot supervisor; Bridgette Spalding, Tom Baker, producers. Erin Lockard, VFX coordinator; Jadan Duffin, Devin Uzan, VFX Nuke compositor; Roger Kupelian, VFX matte painter; Nick Sanders, colorist; Kevin Miller, color producer. (Toolbox: Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Flame, Resolve)
Client TK Maxx Agency Wieden+Kennedy London Hollie Walker, creative director; Chloe Cordon, Katy Edelsten, creatives; Tony Davidson, Iain Tait, executive creative directors; James Laughton, TV producer; Rose Fairley, creative producer; Jasper Ford, production assistant. Production Blink Nick Ball, director; Paul Weston, exec producer; Patrick Craig, producer; Sophie Peskin, production manager; Sebastian Blenkov, DP; Johnny Sabbagh, Will Harper, Alex Berchert, puppeteers. Editorial Stitch Leo King, editor. VFX Electric Theatre Collective Ryan Knowles, VFX supervisor/2D lead; Jon Berridge, VFX supervisor; Polly Durrance, producer; Christian Block, Mike Cosgrove, Ned Baker, Stirling Archibald, Tom Humphrey, Adam Woolrich, Alex Grey, Alex Prod’homme, Aitor Arroyo, 2D artists; Billy Stockwell, DMP; Luke Morrison, colorist. (Toolbox: Flame, Nuke) Sound 750mph Sam Ashwell, sound designer. Music Twenty Below Music Emily Pritchard, producer. Music Clearance, Mr Pape.
Client Macy’s Agency BBDO New York David Lubars, worldwide chief creative officer; Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, NY; Danilo Boer, Marcos Kotlhar, EVPs/executive creative directors; Tom Kraemer, Peter Alsante, SVPs/sr. creative directors; Bianca Guimaraes, VP, creative director; Dan Blaney, VP, group executive producer; Katie Porter, executive producer; Corie Rosenblatt, associate producer; Rani Vaz, SVP, director of music; Julia Millison, music producer. Production Epoch Films Martin de Thurah, director; Melissa Culligan, exec producer; Michaela Johnson, line producer; Chayse Irvin, DP. Editorial Work Editorial Rich Orrick, editor; Erica Thompson, exec producer; Jamie Lynn Perritt, sr. producer; Chris Delarenal, producer; Theo Mercado, assistant editor. VFX Blacksmith, New York Daniel Morris, VFX supervisor/2D lead; Tuna Unalan, Olivier Varteressian, VFX/CG supervisors; Charlotte Arnold, exec producer; Bindy St. Leger, VFX producer; Michael Marsek, Casey Reuter, Vitaliy Burov, CG generalists; Bogdan Mihajlovic, CG tracking; Rick Walia, FX artist; Robert Bruce, Nick Tanner, Tim Reagan, Jacob Slutsky, Yebin Ahn, compositors; Sue Jang, matte painter. (Toolbox: Flame, Nuke, Maya, Houdini, Arnold Substance Designer, Photoshop) Music Soundtree Music, London Jay James, exec producer/managing director/producer; Luis Alman, head of music production. Music title: HOME, composed by Joel Hartman for Soundtree Music; Published by Soundtree Music Publishing. Audio Post Sonic Union, New York Steve Rosen, mixer. Sound Design Brian Emrich, sound designer.
Client PlayStation Agency BBH New York Gerard Caputo, chief creative officer; Jonathan Mackler, executive creative director; Lucas Bongioanni, Colin Kim, creative directors; Aimee Perrin, art director; Stu Rubin, copywriter; Bruno Borges, head of design; Stephanie Munoz, designer; Ed Zazzera, head of production; Abbie Noon, executive producer. Production MJZ Matthijs van Heijningen, director; Ruben Impens, DP; Eriks Krumins, exec producer; Janet Nowosad, head of production; Donald Taylor, producer. Production Services Migrate Films. Editorial Work Editorial Jono Griffith, editor; Trevor Myers, assistant editor; Erica Thompson, exec producer; Chris Delarenal, producer. VFX The Mill New York Angus Kneale, chief creative officer; Nathan Kane, creative director; Ruben Vandebroek, shoot supervisor, 3D lead artist; Siro Valente, 2D lead artist; John Montefusco, 3D lead artist; Marco Baratto, James Cudahy, 2D artists; Todd Akita, Charles Lee, 3D artist; Clemens den Exter, design; Eliana Carranza-Pitcher, exec producer; Mandy Harris, producer; Mia Lalanne, production coorindator; Mikey Rossiter, colorist; Evan Bauer, color producer. (Toolbox: Flame, Nuke, Maya, Houdini) Music Walker. Record & Mix Sound Lounge Tom Jucarone, mixer.
Client Secondhand Hounds Production/Visual Effects/Animation Mad Ruffian and Mad Ruffian Post, London Amanda Jones, director/producer/VFX producer; Mad Ruffian, story animation; Christopher Watson-Wood, VFX supervisor and motion capture; Toby Williams-Ellis, CG supervisor; Michel Denis da Silva, character animation; Oscar Hill, lighting & rendering; Felipe Bassi, character design; Frank Eagan, character textures; Igor Pichardo, character rigging; Gökçecan Gürsoy, compositor; Max van Leeuwen, CG R&D/scene development. (Toolbox: Houdini, Maya, Nuke, After Effects, Octane) Creative Sally Mars, writer
Client IAG/NRMA Insurance Agency The Monkeys, Sydney, Australia Scott Nowell, co-founder/group chief creative officer; Vince Lagana, executive creative director; Ben Sampson, creative director; Tessa Chong, art director; Max Rapley, copywriter; Thea Carone, head of production; Jade Rodriguez, sr. broadcast producer. Production Tool of North America and Exit Films Marc Forster, director; Brad Johns, exec producer (Tool); Ian Falvey, head of production (Tool); Lee Trask, producer (Tool); Lea Churchill-Brown, exec producer (Exit); Karen Sproul, producer (Exit); Ginny Loane, DP; Michael Kutsche, character designer. Animation & VFX Framestore Los Angeles Michael Ralla, VFX supervisor; Marco Marenghi, animation director; Marko Mandaric, CG supervisor; JD Yepes, compositing supervisor; Aamir Karim, Kui Han Lee, Will Brand, CG modeling; George Saavedra, Galina Pak, Rob Garcia, CG rigging. Ron Pucherelli, Samuel Walsh, Taylor Hodgson-Scott, CG animation; John Hart, CG texture; Nate Usiak, CG FX; Chris Sutherland, Brianna Reynolds, Minsang Lee, compositing; Alexandra Wysota, VFX editor; Bethan Thomas, director of operations & production; Rachel Mariscal Creasey, VFX sr. producer. (Toolbox: Nuke, Maya, Houdini, RealityCapture, 3Dequalizer) Postproduction & Color The Editors, Sydney Alexandre De Franceschi, editor; Nicoletta Rousianos, producer. Music Turning Studios Elliot Wheeler.
Client Bethesda Agency gnet, Los Angeles DAvid Moodie, EVP/creative director. VFX Method Studios, Los Angeles Stephanie Gilgar, exec producer; Mike Zavala, VFX producer; Jesse Bradstreet, VFX supervisor; Juan Sebastian Gomez, real-time CG supervisor; Sandro Blattner, comp supervisor; Laura Hill, Nuke lead; Chris Bankoff, Flame lead; Josephin Peichl, coordinator. (Toolbox: Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Flame) Production gnet, Los Angeles David Moodie, director; Jim Call, producer; Shelby Hill, head of production; Dallas Sterling, DP.
Client EnBW (German energy company) Agency Jung von Matt/Neckar, Hamburg, Germany Tassilo Gutscher, Peter Sigg, creative directors; Dennis Cicioglu, copywriter; Joshua Enzig, producer. Production Sehsucht GmbH, Hamburg Hans-Christoph Schultheiss, director; Jan Tiller, exec producer; Tanya Curnow, producer; Andre Ljosag, Caroline Goehner, Axel Brotje, design; Daniel Jahnel, 3D lead; Thure Koch, Jannes Kreyenberg, Heinrich Loewe, Deniz Kreb, Timo von Wittken, Martin Chatterjee, Sebastian Welti, Max Zachner, Rafael Vicente, Mario Reitbauer, Francesco Di Luisi, Sofia Oliveira, Juan Brockhaus, 3D artists; Norbert Kiehne, animation lead; Jakob Schulze-Rohr, Frank Spalteholz, animation artists; Steven Cormann, Julius Brockelmann, matte painting; Florian Zachau, compositing. (Toolbox: SideFX Houdini, Numerion Carbon Plumage, Pixologic Zbrush, Allegorithmic Substance Painter, Autodesk Maya, Solid Angle Arnold Render) Sound Design & Mix Hastings Voiceover Leonhard Malich, Tobias Meister, Dietmar Wunder, Charles Rettinghaus Consulting keller.io, Center of Natural History @University Hamburg, Tankred Lerch
Client Emirates NBD Agency Leo Burnett Dubai Bechara Mouzannar, chief creative officer; Andre Nassar, regional executive creative director; Akhilesh Bagri, creative director, copywriter; Sidney Araujo, creative director; Ralph Matar, producer. Production/VFX/Animation Hanzo Film, Dubai Aryasb Feiz, director; Hijaz Moosa, exec producer. (Toolbox: Maya)
Client Cricket Wireless Agency ARGONAUT, San Francisco Hunter Hindman, chief creative officer; Shravan Hegde, Kamil Kowalczyk, associate creative directors; Brittany Rivera, sr. art director; Jacque Vavroch, sr. copywriter; Austin White, copywriter; Mica Dieterich, jr. art director; Shireen Beygui, jr. copywriter; Erin Fox, executive producer; Dan Watson, executive broadcast producer; Justin Visser, executive digital producer; Ben Waller, Vertel Jackson, jr. producers. Production Psyop Marco Spier, Jack Anderson, directors; Justin Booth-Clibborn, chief executive producer; Neysa Horsburgh, managing director; Noah Goldsmith, exec producer; Tom Martin, line producer; David Franco, DP; Robert Campbell, 1st assistant camera; Jeff Mann, production designer; Gaston Langer, art director; Mike Curtis, 1st assistant director. Visual Effects/Animation Psyop, bicoastal Chris Sage, 3D lead; Lane Jolly, 2D lead; Adriane Scott-Kemp, producer; Calvin Chin, associate producer; Brandon Sanders, Flame artist; Paul Yacono, colorist; Jaemin Lee, You Tengari, Ryan Kirkwood, Nitesh Nagda, lighting & rendering artists; Danny Song, Tingting Li, Carl Mok, comp artists; James Atkinson, Nico Sugleris, Mat Rotman, Houdini; Stephen Mann, Zed Bennett, John Bloch, tech animators. Little Zoo Studio, Falmouth, Maine Jason Taylor, animation director; George Schermer, animation supervisor; Todd Wilbur, Manu Menendez, Andrzej Ellert, Andrew Conroy, John Turello, Matt Walker, Mariano Lopez Dau, Kevin Hoa Nguyen, Adam Strick, animators (Toolbox: Maya, Arnold, Houdini, Nuke, Photoshop, Flame) Editorial Exile Paul Kumpata, editor. Sound Barking Owl Morgan Johnson, sound designer; AJ Murillo, mixer. Music Barking Owl Jacob Plasse, composer; Kelly Bayett, creative director; Ashley Benton, producer.