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- Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020
Framestore taps Christian Nielsen to lead CG in L.A.
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- LOS ANGELES
Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore has tapped Christian Nielsen as head of CG in its Los Angeles office, bringing with him over 20 years of industry experience in commercial and film work.
Nielsen--who reports directly to Duncan Burbidge, Framestore L.A.’s managing director--will be charged with overseeing the studio’s roster of CG supervisors, CG leads and discipline supervisors, advising them on strategic, technical and creative decisions, as well as providing on-set supervision through to delivery of projects.
Joining Framestore from The Mill in New York where he spent over eight years, first as CG supervisor followed by head of CG/VFX supervisor, Nielsen has worked on brands like PlayStation, Bud Light, AT&T, and Gillette, and alongside notable directors such as Peter Berg, Wayne McClammy and Martin de Thurah.
Most notably, he led the team that worked closely alongside Bud Light’s creative agency, Wieden + Kennedy, on 10 spots for the brand’s famed “Dilly Dilly” campaign--two of which aired during the 2018 Super Bowl. As VFX/CG supervisor on Playstation’s “The King,” he and the team worked across assets from approximately 30 different games, including characters from God of War, Call of Duty, Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, and more.
Prior to The Mill, Nielsen also spent time at Framestore in London working on The Tale of Despereaux--the company’s first feature animation film.
Nielsen has received a host of industry accolades, including a Cannes Gold Lion, D&AD, Clios, VES and Webby Awards. He studied CG and animation at Truemax in Copenhagen, and is a member of the Visual Effects Society.