Timber has a busy summer with Burnett, Mazda

(Timber releases new work for Burnett and Mazda)

Even with an ongoing pandemic, the visual effects & design team at Timber had a busy summer collaborating with Leo Burnett. Detroit and Garage Team Mazda.

The effects house worked closely with agency creatives at Burnett on a recent Buick commercial, featuring Amazon’s Alexa.

Unveiling the first-ever Buick Encore GX SUV with available Alexa built-in, the spot is scheduled to air throughout the fall. It already has over 2m views on YouTube. Watch below:

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Creating Fireflies

Additionally, the Timber team worked with agency creatives at Garage Team Mazda on the recent “Fireflies” spot.

Directed by Erich Joiner at Tool of North America, the commercial features a series of computer-generated fireflies, magically created by the Timber team.

The spot encourages viewers to “Say ‘Hello’ to the world again.” Click here to view.

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CLIENT: Buick & Amazon

AGENCY: Leo Burnett/Detroit

  • Agency Producer: Meredith Grimm
  • SVP Creative Director: Steve Glinski
  • SVP Creative Director: Tim Thomas
  • Associate Creative Director: Diane Schomer
  • Associate Creative Director: David Charlton
  • SVP Director of Integrated Production: Brian Dooley 
  • Production Business Manager: Sarah Romain

Production Company: Furlined

  • Director: Brian Aldrich
  • Producer: Jason Gilber

EDIT: Arcade

  • Editor: Paul Martinez
  • Assistant Editor: Dean Miyahira Sr.
  • Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb
  • Executive Producer: Crissy DeSimone
  • Managing Partner: Damian Steve

VFX & Design Company: Timber

  • Lead Flame Artist: Brian Shneider
  • Flame Artist: Andrew MacDonald 
  • Nuke Artist: Artur Elson
  • Flame Assistant: Alice Cen 
  • Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb 
  • Executive Producer: Lisa Houck 

POST: Company 3/Los Angeles

  • Colorist: Dave Hussy
  • Producer: Gabriel Wakeman

MIX: Evolution Audio

  • Mixer: Russ Fitzpatrick
  • Producer: Renee Buckley



AGENCY: Garage Team Mazda

  • Executive Producer: Jeff Perino
  • CCO: Steve Chavez
  • CD: TJ Bennett
  • AD: Kurt Brushwyler

Production Company: Tool of North America

Director: Erich Joiner

EDIT: Arcade

  • Executive Producer: Crissy DeSimone
  • Managing Partner: Damian Stevens
  • Sr. Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb
  • Editors: Paul Martinez
  • Assistant Editor: Dean Miyahira

VFX: Timber

  • Executive Producer: Lisa Houck
  • Flame Artists: Brian Shneider, Alice Cen
  • CG for Fireflies: Jon Lorenz
  • Nuke Artist: Artur Elson
  • Producer: Kirsten Thon-Web

POST: Company 3/Los Angeles

  • Colorist: Siggy Ferstl
  • Producer: Matt Moran

SOUND: Lime Studios

  • Mixer: Joel Waters
  • Producer: Kayla Phungglan
  • Executive Producer: Susie Boyajan

SOURCE: Timber