Visual effects studio MPC makes more big moves in the US with the signing of industry pioneer Adrian Seery and promotion of Ed Koenig.
After launching its world-class Remote Viewing operation with outposts in Dallas, Austin, Minneapolis and Denver, MPC is making more big moves in the US. The visual effects studio has promoted Ed Koenig to US EP of Color Grading, heading its development operations across the States, and has signed industry pioneer Adrian Seery as the Colorist in its New York studio. Koenig will focus on continuing to expand MPC’s Color Grading services from coast to coast, while Seery will joins the New York office as the location’s first dedicated grading specialist.
Seery has established himself as an industry legend having spent much of his 18-year career as Director of Telecine at Rushes UK. It was at Rushes that he became a trailblazer of the widely influential style of creative grading that began in the 1990s, working with the likes of Jonathan Glazer, Daniel Kleinman and Gerard De Thame. Seery joins MPC New York directly after two years at Technicolor, where he focused his efforts on feature films.
Koenig, a veteran of both the agency and production worlds in New York and LA, combines a practiced colorist’s eye with a producer’s business savvy, making him the ideal head of MPC’s on-going US Color Grading expansion. He has worked with A-list directors such as Adam Berg, Rupert Sanders and Carl Erik Rinsch.
“This is a very exciting time for us, especially with regards to our New York studio,” noted MPC LA MD Andrew Bell. “Over the past year, Ed has built a thriving Color Grading department at MPC LA that provides our clients with an unprecedented level of quality and service.” MPC NY MD Justin Lane adds, “Adrian is one of the founding fathers of creative grading, and it’s an honor to have him join the team. We cannot wait to see how our New York studio grows with the benefit of Ed’s leadership and Adrian’s expertise.”
A Technicolor company, MPC is an award-winning VFX and Digital studio servicing the advertising, motion picture and television industries. From its London, New York, Santa Monica, Vancouver, and Bangalore offices, MPC’s dynamic and diverse team delivers industry-defining VFX, animation, motion graphics, color grading, production, projection mapping, social and mobile application development, online advertising, data management, software R&D and pipeline development.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.