Visual effects studio MPC collaborates with Outsider and JWT to create Barry, a CG platypus for a new brand campaign aimed at targeting a younger audience for UK bank First Direct.
International VFX and design company Smoke & Mirrors names Jeff Stevens to serve as creative director at its New York office, and secures its first-ever representation in the Midwest, signing Matt Bucher and his company, Obsidian Reps.
Trunk and Peepshow define the functions of ‘Pure,’ the ultimate PC protection software, in a new infomercial for Kaspersky.
Gentleman Scholar creates a Toyota RAV4 display, showcasing the car moving through a stylized red landscape, for LA LIVE.
Digital Producer Christine Cattano joins Framestore NY to serve as production lead on digital and integrated projects.
Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky launches commercial production house Chromista with partners Ted Robbins and Sandy Haddad.
International business development firm iartists celebrates its first anniversary, launching into its second year with two new clients and the addition of associate agent Sheima Hassanlou.
Method Studios teams up with MJZ and director Nicolai Fuglsig on a new spot for Chrysler’s Dodge brand.
Just in time for this weekend’s Indy 500 race, 20th Century Fox releases an ad for an energy drink endorsed by Guy Gagne (voiced by Bill Hader), the famous race car driver in DreamWorks Animation’s forthcoming Turbo.
Visual effects house Method Studios announces the appointment of Chris Webb as Executive Producer of Method Chicago.
Visual effects, design and content company Gravity announces the formation of a new division, SCOUT, with the hire of three former Süperfad NY execs.
Digital Domain helps create the trailer for Activision and Bungie’s highly anticipated videogame, Destiny, in a 60-second spot directed by Jon Favreau and starring Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito.
thenewBlank creates a dynamic branding campaign for the tenth anniversary season of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Integrated motion design and production studio Royale announces the additions of Executive Producer Chris Volckmann, Head of Digital Production Beck Henderer-Peña and Senior Art Director Loren Judah to head the company’s new Seattle, Washington location.
MPC LA finishes a new spot, Road Trip, for DIRECTV, complete with World War II epic, a medieval fantasy battle, and a bit of science fiction thrown in.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios signs veteran VFX Supervisor and Flame artist Robert Moggach.
On Sunday, May 19, ASIFA-East awarded prizes for its 44th annual Animation Festival, with Jacob Kafka's Based on a True Story taking Best in Show.
Oreo debuts a cheery, animated 90-second commercial directed by Barcelona-based animator/designer Martin Allais for The Martin Agency, accompanied by a 30-second spot from Los Angeles-based motion design and production studio Royale.
Psyop partners with David and Goliath to create the imaginative campaign, “More Luck For Your Buck” for the California Lottery’s Fortune 55 Scratchers game.