files/pictures/picture-35.jpgPress Release from Shooters, Inc.
NEW YORK, NY -- Shooters, Inc., the Philadelphia, PA-based multi-dimensional creative production and post house specializing in editorial, visual effects, graphic design, finishing and audio post for advertising, television, feature film and new media projects, has announced the launch of ShootersNYC. Former BOND Edit Founder/Creative Director Jeff Beckerman will lead the new division as its Managing Director/Executive Producer.
While ShootersNYC will house its own creative staff, it will also offer clients the ability to tap into the deep talent pool and technological infrastructure of the company’s Philadelphia home base -- a combination of boutique creative atmosphere coupled with a large post facility back-end that few companies can match.
‘’We are excited about being in New York,’’ Ray Carballada, Shooters’ President says. ‘’Our unique structure and success in advertising, television development and feature films is proving to be a major asset in working for networks, agencies and brands.''
According to Beckerman, who led BOND for 17 years until it’s closing in August 2010, the decision to join Shooters was an easy one given how closely aligned his creative and business philosophy is with Carballada’s.
‘’Ray and I met a few times over the years and we’ve always shared similar views on the importance of being able to offer clients an array of talent and services packaged in creative ways,’’ said Beckerman. ‘’When this opportunity presented itself I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. Once the New York advertising and broadcast community gets a chance to experience first hand Shooters’ talent and capabilities they’ll see that it’s an amazing company. Their experience and depth of understanding in the post and visual effects arenas is incredible. Plus, the Shooters team has a fun and energetic vibe that I know clients will respond positively to.’’
ShootersNYC is currently in the process of putting together its creative team, and is housed in a temporary space in Manhattan’s SoHo district while it builds out its permanent space.
In addition to numerous short-form projects (advertising, network branding and promotion, etc), Shooters has steadily built its credentials in the feature film world through DIVE, its visual effects and film finishing division led by Mark Forker, formerly of Digital Domain, Venice, CA. Recent credits include the films ''Let Me In,'' ''The Last Airbender,'' ''The Road'' and ''Fair Game'' to name a few. The company has also successfully developed television programming with three reality TV shows currently airing on the Food Network, including the hit ‘’Dinner Impossible.’’
For Anne-Marie Starker, Shooters’ Director of Sales, the greatest challenge to launching the New York office was finding someone of Beckerman’s experience to lead it.
‘’This is something we’ve been talking about for awhile and after meeting Jeff it just seemed like the perfect fit,’’ Starker says. ‘’His talent and knowledge of the market was what we were looking for. There aren’t a lot of companies like us and I am excited to show the New York creative community all we can do.’’
About Shooters, Inc:
Shooters, Inc. (www.shootersinc.com
) blends talent, technology and client service to provide a superior level of quality and creativity. Shooters’ client base consists of ad agencies, production companies, filmmakers, television and cable networks, political consultants, PR firms, and corporations. Capabilities include Spirit 2K film transfer w/ Bones data, da Vinci 2k Plus w/Colorist Toolbox; Resolve Digital Cinema Suite, six Inferno/Smoke2k suites, nine Avid non-linear edit, four final cut suites, CGI and graphic design, Flame, three surround sound audio suites, audio recording studio, film, HD and video crews and studio. Shooters offers these services in SD, HD, 2K, 4k, RED and Viper. Shooters also has a content division that produces Food Network’s “Dinner: Impossible” and “Food Feuds For more information contact Shooters’ Anne-Marie Starker (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or phone 215.861.0100.
Based in Philadelphia, PA, DIVE (www.divevisual.com
), is the visual effects, DI and film finishing division of Shooters Post & Transfer, led by veteran Visual Effects Supervisor Mark O. Forker. As one of the east coast’s premier postproduction facilities for film finishing services, DIVE offers filmmakers the opportunity to complete Visual Effects, Digital Intermediates and Titles by coupling creative continuity with an integrated workflow. For more information, contact DIVE VP Business Development Bob Lowery (email@example.com
) or Executive Producer Andy Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org
) at 267.514.7700.