Look what showed up today!! Mr. Dong couldn't be more proud! Artjail VFX and Design on Going Clear. Congrats Team Artjail !!
The mesmerizing short film created for the Creative Review Annual titled "Aleph" received a Vimeo staff pick! Congrats to our London partners Analog! and the amazingly talented Matt Chandler.
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.
“John is awesome. He’s on top of the work constantly and is always out to try and get the best out of his team. I have known John for quite some time and his ability to take direction and make it work always impresses me. ” says director Christian Bevilacqua of Anonymous Content.
“John’s experience and ethos aligns perfectly with Artjail’s continued growth and culture. We couldn’t be more excited to have him as part of the team.” Says Artjail Creative Director Steve Mottershead.
Prior to MPC, Skeffington was a freelance producer at the Mill where he worked on accounts including Budweiser, Mentos, OfficeMax, PUMA, NFL.com, Pfizer, collaborating with a number of top agencies including Anomaly, JWT, Droga5, The Martin Agency. Before that, he was a producer at Quiet Man for brands including Gillette Men’s, Gillette Venus, M&M, GE, Givenchy, Arby’s.
Artjail is a VFX boutique residing in Chinatown NYC that specializes in Compositing, CG, complicated VFX shots, Beauty, Retouch, Automotive, Color Grading, and Finishing. Some of their tools include Flame, Nuke, Smoke, Lustre, Flare, After Effects, Maya, 3DS Max, and Real Flow. They work on projects for Broadcast and Web Commercials, Feature films, and Video Art.
Artjail teamed up with acclaimed video artist Marco Brambilla to create this short film that was acquired by Vera Wang and is currently installed in her flagship Beverly Hills store. The installation is an impressive 8 panel wall mounted version that plays as an offset reel of film.
The film was originally shot on Red Camera then effected in Autodesk Flame. We created transitions stitching multiple takes into one seamless clip and digitally hand painted degradation techniques to the footage. Out of the Flame the footage was scanned to 35mm motion picture film, where it was further degraded in multiple passes using bleach and other photo chemical processes. Those results were then loaded back into the flame where we used elements of the multiple degraded film prints to create more specific degradation. The silhouettes and other visual cues were also something handled in Flame.
Director: Marco Brambilla
Creative Director / Lead Flame: Steve Mottershead
Flame / Editor: Beau Dickson
Flame Assist: Ben Vaccaro
Music: Nicolas Jaar
Artjail is delighted to announce it's affiliation with Analog, a London based independent Creative Visual Effects Studio.
Sharing a similar sensibility and focus on the use of visual effects to tell stories creatively, the two studios have merged their talents to better serve agency creatives and directors working on projects in both the U.S. and European markets.
The timing couldn't be better with both companies growing at a good pace and garnering world wide recognition. Artjail recently played a huge role completing animation and vfx on the Academy Award nominated Documentary 'Cutie and the Boxer' while Analog is fresh off a Cannes Lion win for their amazing vfx work on Wieden and Kennedy's 'Honda Hands'
Very exciting times! Cheers to more good things to come!
Via The Hollywood reporter: Cutie makes the cut! From 147 possible Docs down to 15, that will be judged on for this year's Oscar nominations in the Feature Documentary category.
Here's hoping for the nomination!!
Congrats again Zach and the gang! Artjail completed animation and vfx for the Feature Documentary 'Cutie and the Boxer'.
Artjail had the pleasure of preforming VFX supervision and VFX for Amazon's debut series 'Alpha House'. Staring John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and Matt Malloy.
We were completely in awe of the Volvo Van Damme Epic Splits spot. And remain completely in awe of Mayor Ford's Epic lifestyle north of the border.