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My wife and partner Kristen Hollinsworth is a pilates teacher and a modern dancer from New York City – today based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Promax on today’s daily brief had an amazing write-up about the great Eurovision project that has put together 20+ artists together. A video like no other, the work organized by The Artery NYC provided a rare opportunity to collaborate with a fantastic international crew of artists.
And you can also click here to read the article
I helped bring Stevie Wonder’s and Ariana Grande collaboration on song “Faith” to life. I had another opportunity to supervise the amazing MPC’s VFX team and work on solving the creative task of bringing Alan Bibby’s vision to life. The animation was loosely based on the famous “Muto” animation by Blu and we had to achieve the similar wall-paint effect for the outdoor animations. Then, in 2D, using camera tracks, we put together a treatment for the interior shots where the animated animals from “Sing”, the blockbuster movie out in theaters now were rotoscoped out of the provided footage and composited into the environment using the magic of spotlights.
Amazing team by the MPC team, yet again! Enjoy the song!
Slipped my mind completely, but my collaboration with Ulf Johansson through MPC New York was on the cover of Advertising Age back in the day when Puppymonkeybaby happened . (Superbowl 50 – 2016). What a ride it was. Look around the website to find the spot. Four manic weeks of working till the wee hours payed off with the weirdest ad to hit Superbowl ever.
An oddity of it’s own universe, the Puppymonkeybaby creature was conceived for the Mountain Dew Kickstart brand Super Bowl 2016 commercial by the BBDO New York creative team and brought to life by the MPC New York creative team, with myself at the helm as the in-house VFX supervisor, project lead and compositing artist. Three different things, the puppy, monkey and the baby combined into a single life-form is reflecting the Mountain Dew “Kickstart” energy drink’s three main ingredients – dew, juice and caffeine.
Some of the most complex compositing work we did in a long time done on an absolutely ridiculous deadline, the new industry standard – to an amazing result. So much fun to do it, even more to watch it. Millions of views on the YouTube pre-release in a matter of just a few days. This one is going to be talked about.