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Volt Heats Up with Summer Expansion

Minneapolis post studio Volt Adds MPC Remote Color Viewing, exclusive Minneapolis representation of editor Jonathan Del Gatto & new VFX/design talent.

Press release from Volt Studios:

Minneapolis, MN -- Summer marks a time of expansion for Minneapolis-based post studio Volt Studios with the launch of its remote color viewing services through MPC (The Moving Picture Company), exclusive Minneapolis representation of editor Jonathan Del Gatto, and the addition of two staff artists to Volt Studios’ motion graphics and VFX department.

“This is an exciting time for Volt Studios,” comments company Co-Founder Charlie Lach. “When we started the company we decided to build with talent and strategic partners that share our philosophy of client service and enthusiasm for the industry.”

“It's been a lot of work, but we've finally gotten to where we envisioned Volt Studios when we started up over five years ago,” adds company President Steve Medin. “I'm extremely proud of our staff and the effort they've all put in as we grow. We're very excited!"

MPC’s remote viewing services gives Volt Studios’ clients access to real-time sessions with noted Los Angeles-based colorists Mark Gethin and Ricky Gausis through a proprietary network between Volt Studios and MPC.

“When we looked at setting up remote viewing in Minneapolis, we searched for a company trusted by major brands and agency clients in the region. Volt Studios was named time and time again,” explains Ed Koenig, MPC Telecine Development Manager. “The collaboration between Volt Studios and MPC extends creative opportunities for everyone.”

Building on the company’s creative editing division, launched in Fall 2011 with editor Erik Carlson, award winning Editor Jonathan Del Gatto has signed with Volt Studios for exclusive Midwest representation. Del Gatto has collaborated with noted directors on some of the industry’s most compelling and groundbreaking work. He has earned numerous awards including a Cannes Gold Lion, a Sundance Short Filmmaking Award, and eight AICP Show honors including the first AICP Next award for the Chambers Hotel films for BDM. Del Gatto’s recent long format work includes “Paul Williams- Still Alive” which premiers this June in NY and LA, and Comedy Central’s “The Legend of Awesomest Maximus.” The relationship with Volt Studios provides infrastructure in a collaborative and engaging environment for the editor, who increasingly works around the country including Minneapolis.

“It’s great when the people with whom you like to work are also the best in their market, and this is true of Volt Studios,” comments Del Gatto. “Their on-the-ground knowledge of the Minneapolis market is unmatched and I am excited about the opportunity to be associated with the company.”

On the staff side, Volt Studios welcomes John Chadbourn and Amber Navarette to the VFX/motion graphics department. After Effects/VFX Artist John Chadbourn comes to Volt Studios after seven years of motion graphics at Jagged Edge. His work in visual effects and design includes commercials for Gerber, Smirnoff, and Advil. Amber Navarette is an accomplished Creative Editor and After Effects artist who joined Volt Studios from design and marketing firm Space 150. Her work there included two of the most prevalent billboards in Times Square, American Eagle Outfitters, and Quicksilver. Prior to Space 150 she was the go-to in house editor at Cole McVoy.

“With a proven technical capability, creative instincts, and sparkling personalities, John and Amber are a great fit for Volt Studios,” says Randy Gackstetter, Partner and Creative Director. “We are excited to share this new talent base and the partnership with Jonathan and MPC.”

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.