Talent added across company’s design, post-production, and live-action teams, bolstering presence in Los Angeles, Singapore, Vancouver, and Toronto.
Alkemy X has announced the addition of eight new hires to support the company’s growing set of projects as part of its expansion into several global markets. Aligned with the company’s 40th anniversary in business, the new hires are spread across the company’s design, post-production, and live-action teams. The growth also includes an increased presence in Los Angeles as well as Singapore, Vancouver, and Toronto.
“Our team has not only been resilient in the face of pandemic adversity, but embraced those challenges as an opportunity to learn, innovate and thrive,” shared Alkemy X president and CEO Justin Wineburg. “As we continue to build momentum, I’m thrilled to fortify our powerhouse team with this lineup of immensely talented individuals as our volume and scope of work continues to expand.”
In the post-production division, Sue Fallon has joined as a senior producer in New York, while Jess Vanacore has joined as a post producer out of Philadelphia. Fallon brings over 15 years of experience, with a collaborative approach to producing integrated editorial work, as well as design and animation projects. Vanacore has worked on traditional commercial work from concept ideation to production, post, and final delivery.
Alkemy X’s graphic design team, led by creative director Rupert Cresswell, has added senior designer Marcus Mabane. Previously a video animation analyst at Aon, Mabane also served as a motion graphics designer for companies such as Power Home Remodeling, WPVI-TV, and Yext, and holds a degree from Philadelphia University in Animation, Interactive Technology and Video Graphics and Special Effects. The graphic design team recently collaborated with the VFX team to craft a projection mapping experience in NYC to promote the launch of Hulu’s new series Only Murders in the Building starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez.
With the flood of visual effects work spurred by the return of production following production hiatuses, Alkemy X has brought on fresh talent to its VFX division. The division has worked on popular series including Fear the Walking Dead, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Maniac and Blindspot. More recently it provided VFX for the The Sopranos prequel feature film, The Many Saints of Newark. Rebecca Schmidt has joined the team as a VFX production coordinator; Ben Jarrett has joined as a junior systems engineer. These hires come on the heels of the addition of ILM alum Abhijeet Naswagare as head of pipeline and Brandon Young as CG supervisor.
The influx of new talent also includes the addition of Isaiah Carey as associate producer within Alkemy X’s live-action division and the promotion of Olivia Rotondo to social media marketing coordinator, after previously being in the role part-time.
Source: Alkemy X