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VOLT Studios Names Pete Olson Company Partner

VFX artist at Minneapolis-based post studio contributes digital artistry to commercials and long-form branded content.

VFX artist Pete OlsonVOLT Studios announced that Pete Olson has been made Partner of the Minneapolis-based post studio. Olson has been with VOLT for five years and contributed visual effects and digital artistry to projects of all genres.

“Pete rocks. The decision was a no-brainer. It’s been super-fulfilling to have watched him grow into this rock star, since becoming my assistant nearly 11 years ago, ” says Partner/Creative Director Steve Medin.

“Pete has played an instrumental role in the development of Volt since he joined our team,” adds VOLT Partner/C.O.O. Charlie Lach. “He’s helped expand our capabilities tremendously and has a truly unique skill set that spans artistry, technology, and strategy. It’s making official the contribution he plays every day.”

Olson began his career in audio before “being lured to a film set” where he fell in love with production, before ultimately making his name in post-production as a VFX Artist. He was encouraged to join VOLT Studios by longtime friend and former colleague Steve Medin. At VOLT, Pete has lent his signature talent to a wealth of projects from commercials to long format brand films. Among them, the Arby’s 13 Hour Brisket and the DOUBLEURXXX Productions - a dangerously unpredictable child of Subaru of America. Starring WRX STI Rally driver and skateboard legend Bucky Lasek, DOUBLEURXXX features a trailer titled “Ride of Her Life” and a 16-minute reality show called The Chosen Ones.

Carmichael Lynch Creative Director Ryan Peck, who led the DOUBLEURXXX project, says, "Pete is the rarest of people; humble, insanely-talented and makes everything he touches better. Plus he loves Slayer and Motorhead. I would work with him on anything.”

Ted Knutson, Executive Producer at Fallon, has collaborated with Pete Olson and the VOLT Studios team on projects for H&R Block and most recently, the Arby’s “We Have the Meats” campaign. He notes, “At VOLT, I know I am in great hands and everything will be handled perfectly and professionally. Pete rocks it every time!”

VOLT Studios collaborates with ad agencies of all sizes, providing creative post services including motion graphics, editing, and VFX.

Source: Volt Studios

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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.