Both artists are known for their diverse skill sets including 3D, VFX, graphic design, photography, animation, and design.
Multidisciplinary production studio Hornet has promoted Eric Lane and Corey Langelotti to creative director roles. Langelotti has been serving as an art director, while Lane has spent the last three years as CG/VFX supervisor.
“We’ve been building a home for some of the best creators in our industry for over two decades, and it's been an inspiring journey to see the dynamic evolution of our roster,” shared Hornet managing director Hana Shimizu. “The addition of Corey and Eric as in-house creative directors signifies an opportunity to aid & elevate our director roster with their collaborations and to evolve the creative offerings at Hornet as a studio.”
Langelotti, who has a diverse background in 3D, VFX, graphic design, film, and photography, has expertise all over the map—he calls it a “chameleon portfolio” having done a bit of everything, everywhere. He honed his craft(s) at MPC, The Mill, Scholar, Psyop, and Brand New School.
“I think Hornet’s focus on art-directed 2D, 3D, stop-motion, and live-action makes it stand out as one of the most impressive studios in the industry,” he commented. “There exists a wide variety of range within the studio while remaining cohesive within Hornet's image. Each creative brings a different approach and visual style to many of the opportunities at Hornet, and I’m excited to see where my efforts and experience can contribute to that.”
Lane also brings a similarly diverse scope of expertise to the creative director role. Prior to joining Hornet, Lane was as an architect, eventually migrating to animation, design, film, and 3D. He was a designer and CG lead at several studios including The Mill, 1stAveMachine, and Firstborn. He has also served as a VFX supervisor and lighting TD. His style is defined by the pull towards his many different interests.
“Architecture teaches you a lot about design in many different aspects,” he explained. “I wanted to apply these learnings to a less bureaucratic method of design and creativity.”
“In my career,” Lane added, “I’ve been interested in film, animation, illustration, photography, and architecture. Where do all these things converge into a single point? This is something I’m excited to discover and figuring out this visual language is something worth exploring at Hornet.”
“Corey and Eric bring a wealth of production knowledge but also creative ambition that will add an exciting new dimension to the brand,” concluded Shimizu. “I look forward to their creative contributions and building on an already hyper-collaborative dream team here at Hornet.”