Posted January 26, 2015
Toronto-based Smith is happy to welcome Roslyn Di Sisto as the newest member of the family. She joins Smith from Method Studios in Melbourne/Sydney, Australia where she has been a sought-after Film Colourist since 2009.
Di Sisto has worked on many notable commercials and campaigns for clients including Mini, Virgin Mobile, Powerade, FIFA World Cup Promos, Subaru and Nissan. She has worked with many internationally recognized directors and top ad agencies in Melbourne and Sydney, such as Ogilvy, Havas Worldwide, JWT, Fenton Stephens, Clemenger BBDO and Leo Burnett. In addition, Di Sisto has graded music clips for top Australian artists like Vance Joy and Boy & Bear, as well as worked on many short films.
View her reel below. Read more.
Posted January 26, 2015
New York based VFX shop Artjail is pleased to announce that John Skeffington has joined the team as Head of Production.
Skeffington is a producer with a knack for paying attention to detail and a disposition conducive for making clients feel comfortable. He brings an infectious energy with him that aligns with the studio.
His portfolio boasts a wide breadth of experience. Skeffington arrived at Artjail from MPC New York where he served as senior producer. He ran the University of Phoenix & Fidelity accounts and produced ads for Cadillac, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Sprite, American Airlines, Allstate, Pennzoil and the American Heart Association, and worked with several reputed ad agencies, including Arnold Boston, Translation and Mother among many others.
Artjail recently announced an affiliation with Analog, a London based independent Creative Visual Effects Studio.
Posted January 13, 2015
SNDWRX, a Toronto-based audio production studio, has opened their new studios in Kensington Market and is having a big studio warming party this Thursday night. It should be a great time and they’ve created the videos above and below to promote their new digs and the bash..
Helmed by Didier Tovel, SNDWRX features an exclusive network of internationally acclaimed artists, sound designers, composers, voice directors, engineers, producers and music supervisors. For clients, they come together to form specialized teams in order to craft authentic sounds, giving them a wide variety of talent and the ability to take on multiple projects across multiple disciplines, while simultaneously focusing on their core strength, audio.
Posted January 12, 2015
Documentary Directors Philip Knowlton and JP Bouchard merge to become Knowlton Bouchard.
Brooklyn-based Greenpoint Pictures is pleased to announce that documentary directors Philip Knowlton and JP Bouchard have partnered to form the directing duo now known as Knowlton Bouchard. Independently, each director has been a long-time member of the Greenpoint Pictures family.
In 2014, Bouchard and Knowlton were both commissioned to direct films for Beck’s Live Beyond Labels series with Vice. While they were not yet an official duo, coming together for that project was the initial spark that would ultimately motivate them to join forces.
Since creating Knowlton Bouchard, the talented pair have been busy on a number of notable projects, including “Taste of Home,” a heart-warming project for JetBlue, via Mullen, that brought a special surprise to Dominican families living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Prior to that, they collaborated on three of Ford’s “Go Further” films with Team Detroit, depicting real people who go the extra mile to help others or rise above challenges.
Posted December 4, 2014
Indie creative studios Analog and Artjail forge transatlantic VFX alliance
London-based Analog and New York-based Artjail have teamed up to offer brands and creative agencies each other’s specialized live-action VFX, 3D animation and finishing services. The alliance will make Artjail’s Artists, who specialize in high-end compositing, CG work and finishing for live action, available to Analog’s British clients; and Analog’s photo-realistic 3D visual effects services available to Artjail’s clients in the U.S. market.
Both companies specialize in creating arresting visuals to help tell stories for major brands. Working together, the creative studios will now have greater bandwidth, push each other creatively and technically, and have an expanded brand presence.
Posted December 1, 2014
Community Films is pleased to announce the addition of director Clay Williams to its roster for U.S. representation.
Williams has a wicked sense of humor and a keen eye for visuals, both of which permeate his directorial style. Over the years, both directing and working agency-side, Williams’ talents have helped him to create some standout, even iconic ads and campaigns for many top tier brands. His agency experience includes work on projects for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Nissan and Energizer, and Taco Bell. His current directorial commercial reel boasts work for many other big brands, including First Bank, Burger King, Purolator, HBO and Ikea.
Posted November 17, 2014
In case you missed getting a tour of Smith’s new offices last week, here’s the best of the Sadie Cam – a French Bulldog named Sadie “armed” with a GoPro that gives office tours.
Posted November 11, 2014
Toronto-based Crush, Notch, AXYZ and Lollipop have come together, combining their creative skill and craftsmanship to forge a new identity.
Meet Smith, a shop that proves that four core competencies are better than one, comprising AXYZ’s VFX and animation wizardry, Notch’s colour grading artistry, Crush’s wide-ranging creative exploration and Lollipop’s diverse digital capabilities.
Smith has a huge range of talent ranging from some of the top people in the industry to a wide variety of up and coming artists and producers. Smith’s a production/post/digital shop that’s better, faster, stronger and more relevant to today’s industry. View their montage reel above.
Want to get a look inside Smith? Well, tune into the SadieCam (a French Bulldog armed with a GoPro) tomorrow from 12pm-2pm (Eastern). Sadie will be giving virtual visitors a look at Smith and its talented team of Smithites.
Posted October 1, 2014
Los Angeles-based production company Community Films is pleased to welcome Director Emil Möller to their roster for US representation.
As a director, Möller brings together intimate moments and uses stunning imagery to bring them to life, applying a cinematic scope to special stories steeped in beauty and full of emotion. His current commercial film portfolio includes engaging projects for TOMS, Volvo, Etsy, Ladbrokes, Levis, Sony and Pepsi (below).
Posted July 30, 2014
Imperial Woodpecker is delighted to announce that Sam Brown has joined their roster for commercial representation in the U.S.
Sam has produced award winning work for clients as varied as Lexus, Samsung, Audi, Adidas and Virgin Media, who’s “Fantastic Journey” spot received a best direction yellow pencil at D&AD. His music video for Jay Z’s Grammy winning “On to the Next One” has been called the music video of the decade (below). Imperial Woodpecker looks forward to continuing his tradition of eclectically beautiful work.
Sam continues to call Rogue Films home in the U.K., along with the full roster of Imperial’s directors.