Hooligan, a creative postproduction boutique that specializes in offline editing and visual effects, has brought aboard sr. visual effects Flame artist Paul Marangos. With 20-plus years of post experience, Marangos notably spent eight of those years at VFX, design and animation house The Mill. He has already wrapped up several projects with Hooligan, including commercials for CITI and Match.com, and Indrani’s short film “Crescendo,” curated by Pepsi in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Marangos has contributed to commercials for brands such as Nike, BMW, Taco Bell, Lexus, Honda, Guinness, Cadburys, Samsung and Pepsi. His advertising reel is highlighted by Nando’s Cannes Lion-honored “Dictator” campaign and FNB’s 2010 World Cup ad in which he seamlessly composited a full stadium using only 150 people.
In the entertainment sector, Marangos has furnished his talents on graphics packages for major networks and TV shows, including the Monitor Award-winning “Sucker TV,” not to mention the 2001 feature “Hannibal,” among other films.
His special effects wizardry on music videos includes cinematic productions for Oasis (“Right Here, Right Now”) and Mariah Carey (“My All”)--an experience he would later come to call a master class in the art of beauty retouching in collaboration with director Herb Ritts--as well as Björk, Madonna, Goldfrapp, Kyle Minogue, Radiohead and Elton John.
Born in South Africa, Marangos saw his career take off shortly after graduating from design school in Johannesburg. Learning the principles of TV and video graphics, his first gig at The Video Lab culminated with the intercontinental telecast of The Rolling Stones’ “Voodoo Lounge” concert in Johannesburg.
Positions at cell, the London-based visual effects boutique, and The Finish Line in LA preceded Marangos’ prolific tenure at The Mill; becoming more involved with on-set VFX supervision, he ascended into a transatlantic role with the company, garnering special mentions from D&AD, CAD and many others along the way. Continuing his international trajectory, Marangos returned home to Johannesburg for a senior position at post house Blade, followed by a stint at Scarlett in New York before joining Hooligan.