• Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017
People on the Move
Timber adds art director Lorenz, digital effects supervisor Willette
Jeff Willette (l) and Jon Lorenz
  • SANTA MONICA, Calif.
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Art director Jon Lorenz and digital effects supervisor Jeff Willette have joined Timber, the VFX house headed by creative directors/co-founders Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau.

Lorenz is no stranger to Timber, having freelanced on projects with the company for the past year. Over the years he has also worked with such shops as Buck, Royal, Modus Operandi, Big Block, Troika, Mocean, and Oishii Creative. Lorenz has been on staff at Shilo as a designer/compositor, and as art director at King and Country (including a leadership role in the Motel 6 “Metamorphosis”campaign). He has also collaborated directly with clients on projects for H2/History Channel for “Rise Against the Machines/Hangar 1” and Vivint; and on projects for Lime TV via agency Just Knight and with T3 via agency Dark Horse.

Willette joins Timber also having experience at notable studios including Mirada, Method, Asylum, Sony Pictures Imageworks and a52, having started his career at Traveling Pictures Animation in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Notable projects for Willette include: “Fallout 4” opening cinematic for Mirada, the Jameson “Fire” commercial for Method Studios, Terminator Salvation and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button feature films, both for Asylum. Willette’s work has garnered a series of awards and nominations including VES, HPA, Addy and Clio awards. He collaborated on HBO’s Carnivale, which garnered an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design.

Timber has just completed a film project for The Google.org Impact Challenge, and is in the midst of commercial campaigns for Southwest Airlines, Chipotle and T-Mobile.

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