Phosphene Adds Trio of Industry Vets
As a freelancer, Winston had the opportunity to work as both a compositor and as an on-set supervisor, contributing to more than 50 projects, including The Da Vinci Code, SeeMore’s Playhouse, and Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way. Between 2003 and 2006, Winston lent his talents as an educator to NYU, teaching the theories and practices of visual effects work to undergraduates and graduate students. Winston has been collaborating with John Bair and Vivian Connolly since 2005 on projects including The Adjustment Bureau, Salt, and Mildred Pierce, for which Winston was nominated for an Emmy as part of the Phosphene team.
Phosphene’s Lead VFX Artist Aaron Raff is now the company’s second in-house VFX Supervisor. Raff, who has been working with Bair since 2008, has supervised Treme, John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo, and is hard at work in New Orleans on the set of HBO’s currently untitled series directed by Cary Fukunaga. Jess Levin, producer of both the Fukunaga project and Treme said of Raff’s talents, “Aaron has that perfect balance of creative and technical knowledge that we've long valued in Phosphene’s John Bair, and his collaborative attitude, fast-thinking, and ability to integrate post-production VFX expertise with on-set production needs has made him a great asset!”
In addition to Owner/Executive Producer Vivian Connolly and Owner/VFX Supervisor John Bair, Vance Miller, Eddie Porter and Scott Winston join a core Phosphene creative team that includes Aaron Raff, Digital artist Greg Radcliffe, Associate Producer Ariela Rotenberg, Senior Producer Renuka Ballal, and Producers Lea Prainsack and Beck Dunn.