EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer

2+ Congrats are in order for Ashley Ford. EightVFX has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Ford as Executive Producer. In her new role, she will oversee bidding and incoming productions as well as new and existing relationships with directors and production companies. With her deep expertise in business development and sales, she … Continue reading “EightVFX taps Ashley Ford as new Executive Producer”

Ashley Ford, eightvfx exec producer

3+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Bright, vivacious, and lovely, … Continue reading “Ashley Ford, eightvfx exec producer”

eightvfx colors the world for new game Fuser

2+ Fuser, from gaming company Harmonix Music, is coming in the Fall and it is going to be hot. In anticipation of its arrival on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC’s, advertising and marketing is gearing up. And who better to provide visual effects to a new spot promoting the game, which allows players … Continue reading “eightvfx colors the world for new game Fuser”

eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads

1+ Apparently the director of two new Cadillac spots, Minted Content’s David Leitch, started out as a stunt performer. In fact, he was actually Brad Pitt’s stunt double five times. Besides being a good-looking guy, Leitch clearly knows stunts and it shows in this action-packed, heart-racing Reel Ad of the Week from Leo Burnett, Detroit. … Continue reading “eightvfx teams with Minted Content for Cadillac ads”

McKinney LA brings in Andy Pearson as GCD

1+ Thankfully not all stories regarding ad agencies are about layoffs. McKinney has announced that it has named Andy Pearson Group Creative Director. The move dials up the heat on the considerable momentum at McKinney LA has had since its creation less than a year ago. Pearson was previously at Deutsch LA as VP, creative … Continue reading “McKinney LA brings in Andy Pearson as GCD”

Stink taps Thomas as Director of Business Development

1+ Creative advertising and digital experience company Stink Studios today announced the hire of Victoria Thomas as director of business development at the studio’s new San Francisco shop. In her newly created role, Victoria will be reporting to CEO Mark Pytlik. Victoria most recently served as business director at COLLINS, where she drove partnerships with … Continue reading “Stink taps Thomas as Director of Business Development”

Syn scores CNN’s message of gratitude to first responders

1+ Award-winning music agency Syn has contributed music to CNN’s moving new message of gratitude to the essential men and women who selflessly and courageously help others in need despite potential personal risk. The first tribute film, “Thank You,” features moving still images of healthcare’s first responders who are compassionately and tirelessly confronting the realities of … Continue reading “Syn scores CNN’s message of gratitude to first responders”

REEL WOMEN: Catherine Bull, Spot Welders Editor

2+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” Editor Catherine Bull graduated … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Catherine Bull, Spot Welders Editor”

DDB Worldwide responds to social distancing

2+ As new coronavirus hot spots emerge in the Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans areas — and health officials there are pleading for medical resources to meet the surges, more and more brands as well as agencies are urging people to adhere to social distancing, the practice of staying six feet away from each other. We recently … Continue reading “DDB Worldwide responds to social distancing”

Iconic DP Kaminski turn to Timber for Coors VFX

2+ The Timber team collaborated with legendary Director/DP Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, The Post, Schindler’s List) and Chicago-based creative agency Mekanism on the new Coors Banquet campaign. The series of black-and-white vignettes depict the reasons why Coors Banquet has been “Stolen, smuggled & sought after since 1873.” And it’s Reel 360’s Reel Ad of … Continue reading “Iconic DP Kaminski turn to Timber for Coors VFX”

Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel

1+ The last five years have brought special effects studio JAMM some truly exceptional work. From working on the promo for Atlanta season two, to collaborating with Sony Tri-Star on their new intro, to creating a VR experience for Marvel’s  Iron Man.  The showreel highlights the best from their first five and demonstrates the far-ranging skills of their stellar team, headed … Continue reading “Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel”

Verizon creates 5G dome experience at Super Bowl

2+ Ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl , Verizon and Momentum have teamed with Tool and  eightvfx on a spectacular 5G dome experience at the Big Game Live activation space in Miami. The experience is complete with an immersive AR experience, volumetric football players and 5G features of the future, showing how Verizon’s 5G NFL stadiums are … Continue reading “Verizon creates 5G dome experience at Super Bowl”

Santa sees red and decides to slim down for Audi

2+ Santa is fat. He’s always been fat. It’s what makes him jolly. That is, until he discovers his “jolliness” won’t fit into a new red new Audi R5 Sportsback coupe. It’s the same feeling when those pants “shrunk” or your shoulders suddenly got too broad to button your blazer. Instead of drowning his woes … Continue reading “Santa sees red and decides to slim down for Audi”