• Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
People on the Move
VFX creative director Jerry Spivack, colorists Michael Pethel, Matthew Schwab join SHIPPING + HANDLING
SHIPPING + HANDLING's (l-r) Matthew Schwab, Michael Pethel and Jerry Spivack
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SHIPPING + HANDLING, producers of high-end postproduction finishing, color grading, motion design, and animation work for commercials, music videos and feature films as well as VR and AR media, has added VFX creative director Jerry Spivack as well as colorists Michael Pethel and Matthew Schwab.

Alongside executive producer Scott Friske and current creative director Casey Price, Spivack will support in leading the creative bandwidth of SHIPPING + HANDLING. As the creative director/co-founder at Ring of Fire, Spivack was responsible for crafting and spearheading VFX on commercials for brands including FedEx, Nike and Jaguar; episodic work for series television including Netflix’s Wormwood and 12 seasons of FX’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; promos for NBC’s The Voice and Titan Games; and feature films such as Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man 2, Bold Films’ Drive, and Warner Bros.’ The Bucket List.

As a founding partner of Company 3, colorist Pethel has been delivering beautiful content to screens, small and large for over 20 years. For the last five years, Pethel has serviced client and director relationships under his BeachHouse Color brand which he will continue to maintain. Pethel’s body of work includes campaigns for Carl’s Jr., Chase, Coke, Comcast/Xfinity, Hyundai, Jeep, Netflix, and Southwest Airlines. 

Colorist Schwab of Roving Picture Company has worked closely with SHIPPING + HANDLING on multiple campaigns for Apple, Acura, QuickBooks, and numerous others over the last two years. He now formally comes on board the SHIPPING + HANDLING roster. Aside from SHIPPING + HANDLING projects, Schwab will continue to also be available through Roving Picture Company. Schwab has collaborated on projects for Amazon, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, NatGeo, Netflix, Nike, Sony PlayStation, and Smirnoff.

Spivack, Pethel an Schwab will be operating out of SHIPPING + HANDLING’s office with sister company, editorial post house Spot Welders’ shared creative campus on the West Coast.

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