VFX house MPC teams with David&Goliath, @radical.media and editorial house Rock Paper Scissors to create an ambitious overhaul of Kia’s famous hamsters.
Commercial post and production house Optimus signs former Red Car Chicago EP Jon Desir as its new VFX/design executive producer.
2013 HPA Awards announce craft category nominees and special award winners; Judges Award for Creativity & Innovation and Engineering Excellence winners revealed.
Former Süperfad creative director David Viau joins forces with industry vets Rob Sanborn and Jon Segress to form new Seattle-based design-driven production company Black Lodge.
Stardust partners with Proof Advertising to create a short film for Baylor University from archival footage treated with layers of graphic textures, paralax effects, shot elements (like fire and lens flairs) and hand-drawn illustrations.
Bi-coastal animation and VFX company MassMarket announces the appointment of JJ Wilmoth as Executive Producer for MassMarket LA.
ASIFA-Hollywood announces its call for entries for the 41st Annual Annie Awards, to begin Tuesday, September 3.
Motion Theory’s directorial team Akama creates a short animated trailer for Ubisoft’s upcoming cross-platform game Rayman Legends.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios helps create a new social film, “The Power Inside,” for Intel and Toshiba via agency Pereira & O’Dell, San Francisco.
KingsIsle Entertainment taps Clockwork VFX to create the launch ads for online games Pirate101 and Wizard101.
Digital Domain promotes Terry Clotiaux to president of feature films; Rich Flier is promoted to president of advertising and games.
UK-based animation studio Young and illustrator Peter Donnelly team with ad agency Network Warrington to create a 1950s-influenced animation promoting the new Midas Card.
Toucan Sam and his nephews return in Froot Detector, a new spot for Kellogg’s Froot Loops Treasures, from Nathan Love.