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Orgeron Joins Charlex

Following the launch of the spectacular, Vimeo-crushing ShapeShifter, Charlex has made another key move by signing multi-talented creative director Dade Orgeron.

Dade Orgeron

Press Release from Charlex

Following the launch of the spectacular, Vimeo-crushing ShapeShifter, Charlex has made another key move by signing multi-talented creative director Dade Orgeron. The self-taught pro brings a strong technical foundation to Charlex. He is a multi-disciplined designer skilled in print, multimedia and web design, with specialties crossing the production gamut from generalist to compositor to the rapidly growing realm of 3D. In his previous roles, Orgeron has established a reputation as a unique conduit between creativity and technology, with an equal understanding of both sides that cultivates a greater creative atmosphere.

"Dade is going to fit in perfectly at Charlex," noted Founder/Director Alex Weil. "He's hard working, collaborative, creative, smart, versatile, and experienced. After admiring his work from a distance for many years, it will be incredible to join closely with him on exciting new efforts."

"Having mostly worked for smaller studios, I was intrigued by the extensive resources at Charlex and what that means for creative output," noted Orgeron. "There was an obvious investment that the studio had made in both technology and talent that was really exciting to see, and I couldn't wait to be part of that. As a creative director that specializes in CG and VFX, I knew that coming to Charlex would mean I was no longer creatively limited by my facilities, and that even if I conjured up a seemingly impossible concept, Charlex would have the resources, talent and desire to make it happen."

Prior to joining Charlex in 2011, Dade acted as CD/VFX director for Tronic. He also helped spur the phenomenal growth at Superfad and spent time at Digital Kitchen Chicago and Seattle as Senior CG/VFX Director.

Among Orgeron's recent work has been an ambitious, live Xbox Kinect launch project in Time Square, which featured live action, 3D and graphics mixed in real-time alongside 200 choreographed dancers and game footage. He also shot a series of 100 percent CG short films showcasing Shell's longstanding relationship with Ferrari and a spot for Nintendo's Mario Planet 2, starring a father and his two children leaping from one planet to the next in a compelling live-action/VFX mix that mimicked the actual game play. Orgeron has been the creative voice behind numerous long-term campaigns, including Honda CR-V's Crave campaign that ran from 2006 through 2008 and a Jeep endtag that ran from 2001 to 2006. His credits also include the industry-insider-favorite Kung-Fu Channel promo package for VOOM Network. His efforts have earned awards at BDA, RESFest, CA Design Excellence, Telly and Promax, as well as a 2004 Emmy for his contribution to the opening titles of Kingdom Hospital.

About Charlex:Charlex is a full-service creative studio based in New York City. We specialize in visual effects, animation, design and live-action. We've thrown fancy mission statements out the window and simply embrace versatility. Our motto is design and build. We can take any seed of an idea and bring it to life.

Making great work is the product of forging great relationships. Our team prides itself on fast, efficient work at the highest level of excellence. Our reputation is founded on a commitment to creating compelling imagery, regardless of the assignment. We are experts at building a seamless experience from concept to completion, from client brief to end result.

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