Absolute NYC Welcomes Head of CG Dan Dixon
Created 12/14/2011 - 12:59
files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Absolute NYC
Absolute NYC is thrilled to announce the hiring of respected feature film and commercial VFX standout Dan Dixon. "Oh, we're really super excited to have such a talent as our new Head of CG," Absolute EP Sally Heath noted, her enthusiasm palpable. The addition of Dixon, a creative luminary in the world of visual effects whose technical innovations and artistic ability has produced boundary-pushing photo-real effects for films like District 9, Battle: Los Angeles, and The Incredible Hulk, marks a new era for Absolute as a leader in the global post-production arena.
Boasting recent campaigns for MasterCard, Nissan, Lipton, Verizon, and Motorola, Absolute has long enjoyed a strong reputation in the industry thanks to a broad client list and impressive roster of top-flight talent. So when the studio began its search for a Head of CG they weren't just looking for new talent, but for an artistic leader and visionary to take their CG capabilities to the next level.
"Dan had previously been working for Radium in LA, and was relocated to Dallas with their realignment of resources," Heath continued. That Dixon began considering his next career move just as Absolute began to reach out to fill this position was a case of the stars aligning for artist and studio alike.
Dixon brings his mastery of photo-real CG and natural facility for leadership to a star-studded creative team that includes industry heavyweights like Dirk Greene, James "Krispy" Cornwell, and Nathan Kane. Dixon's leadership will serve to organize the studio's talents beneath a singular creative vision, and to reaffirm the studio's commitment to its core values: creativity and professionalism delivered with a personal touch.
"Absolute's already much admired reputation within the industry can only benefit from Dan joining us," noted Heath. "Dan has the talent, the experience, and the enthusiasm to help us continue to achieve the level of professionalism, creativity, and quality that makes Absolute truly outstanding, especially in terms of producing gorgeous, photo-real CG."
"Not only has everyone at Absolute been incredibly welcoming, but we all share a similar aesthetic sensibility when it comes to our output," stated Dixon. "Much of the Absolute reel caters to work that I find very exciting. With such an incredible group already in place, I'm very eager to get started. The opportunities ahead are full of incredible potential and amazing work!"
Dixon's commercial portfolio includes spots for Pepsi, Nestle, TNT, Bayer, Nickelodeon, Exxon Mobil, Adidas, Budweiser, Hummer, Saturn, Sears, Toyota, Nike, MasterCard and the NFL. His Digital Experience with The Cosmopolitan earned a Grand Prix at Cannes.
Outside of the ad space, Dixon's film credits include Speed Racer, The Game Plan, The Number 23, Stranger than Fiction, The Wild, Serenity, Constantine, Catwoman, The Ladykillers, Kingdom Hospital, The Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded and Snow Queen.
Prior to joining Absolute, Dixon spent time at various studios in Texas, California and Vancouver, including Digital Domain, Method, Image Engine and The Embassy.
Founded in 2004 by David Smith, one of the world's leading Flame artists, Absolute is a high-end VFX studio working within the commercial, emerging media, music video, and film communities. With offices in New York and London, Absolute over the years has collected numerous industry accolades including two BTAA awards, a D&AD pencil, a Cannes Lion, an APA Collection Diamond, three Andy wins and an MTV video statue. The New York office opened in 2007, helmed by CD Dirk Greene, to further facilitate Absolute's international client roster with a growing Flame and CG service.