New York’s Quiet Man Celebrates 10 Years of VFX
It was pretty much just the two of us back then, added Taylor. Johnnies work was absolutely groundbreaking on that video. We did things that people didnt know you could do. Johnnie just sat down and tried to figure it out with the software. From the beginning, I think both Johnnie and I were sufficiently ambitious and astute to recognize great opportunities when they showed up. First there was Shaq, then The Beatles and that moved us into the many Super Bowl ads that weve been doing ever since. No matter what, we did whatever it took to get the job done well. We still do.
Every year since their inception, Quiet Man has been part of the battle. By the 2001 game, the company was working on no less than a dozen of the highest-profile commercials produced, including three spots for Pepsi, three for Federal Express and one each for Doritos, Cingular and Visa.
The team recently worked with Pytka on an eco-friendly spot for General Electric, the centerpiece of which is a full-grown African elephant dancing flawlessly to Singin in the Rain.
Im very proud of the work weve done over the last 10 years, said Semerad. I also think were doing our best work ever, right now.
New York-based Quiet Man (www.quietman.com) is known for the high level of aesthetic and technical finesse they bring to its seamless vfx work. Founded by Johnnie Semerad and Taylor, the award-winning company has created some of the most memorable spots with Joe Pytka for clients such as HBO, Fox, Pepsi and GE.