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Industry Spotlight 2014

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Our Twelfth Annual Industry Spotlight will feature animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Our presenters will share a bit about their company, show some of their recent work, and discuss future projects. It's one of our most popular events each year - make sure you don't miss it!

  • Presentation
When Apr 03, 2014
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Where FIT's Reeves Great Hall, 28th Street Entrance (between 7th and 8th Avenues) New York, NY
Contact Name Scott Lang
Contact Email
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The following companies are confirmed as of March 28, 2014:

  Industry Spotlight 2014 : Composite

Company Bios

Brainstorm Digital


The Emmy award-winning team at Brainstorm Digital services all the Hollywood Studios and Cable Television Networks. Brainstorm prides itself as being a cutting edge innovator; applying its creative ingenuity, technical expertise and love of the craft to provide the highest quality visual effects created in today’s industry.

Brainstorm Digital was founded in 2005, by partners Glenn Allen & Richard Friedlander. In just 9 years, Brainstorm has established itself as an industry leader and its team is sought after by many of the entertainment industries top producers and directors, including Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme.

Brainstorm’s work on HBO’s groundbreaking hit series, Boardwalk Empire, has earned it 9 Visual Effects Society nominations, 4 Visual Effects Society awards and 2 Emmy Award wins for Best Visual Effects in Broadcast Television, two years in a row.



Buck is a design-driven production company. We are an integrated collective of directors, producers, digital artists, graphic designers, illustrators and animators, who believe in the power of collaboration—the special alchemy that only happens when working together toward a common purpose.

The Mill


The Mill has been producing high quality visual effects content, digital projects and design imagery for the advertising, games and music industries for over 24 years. Priding itself on forming partnerships built on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies, offering a world-class creative team. The Mill collaborates with the world’s best advertising agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands.

At the center of The Mill is a creative culture of talented artists made up from multi-national and home grown backgrounds encouraging and nurturing innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas. This enables The Mill to offer world leading visual effects and creative solutions across their studios in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients for delivering outstanding work and has earned the most prestigious industry awards including Cannes Grand Prix and Gold Lions, an array of D&AD Awards including the only VFX Studio on the D&AD’s 50th to be named most awarded and recognized for Pencil wins, APA’s, British Arrows, AICP's, CLIOS and VES Statues.

The Molecule


The Molecule facilitates storytelling with Visual Effects and Motion Graphics for Television and Feature Films. We make it easy to bring the impossible to the screen.

Since 2005 we set out to make a more efficient and enthusiastic ecosystem of tools and talent. Our work is the product of young virtuosos with the guidance and resources to excel and exceed expectations. We believe this is accessible and sustainable for filmmakers and artists alike.

The Molecule is a bicoastal company with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Orlando. Recent VFX credits include "The Americans," "The Blacklist," The Butler, and Winter's Tale.

Mr X Gotham


Mr. X Gotham is a full service visual effects studio focusing on high-end visual effects for feature . Our capabilities include the creation of photo real digital humans, CG creatures, CG environments, vehicles, and natural phenomenon such as fire and water in both traditional 2D and 3D stereoscopic formats. In conjunction with our sister company in Toronto Mr. X, over 200 digital artists, computer engineers, and support staff contribute to producing cutting edge visual effects for renowned directors and producers. By collaborating with filmmakers from pre-production through post production Mr. X Gotham helps to define the very look and feel of a motion picture.



Founded in 2000 by five creatives, Psyop has become an amalgam of creativity and collaboration and remains focused on providing visual solutions for cinema, TV, and games.




The Studio is a digital production and animation company that unites the diverse talents of designers, artists, animators, and visual effects artisans to interpret projects in a variety of media. Currently, it supplies art and editorial services for 2D/3D animation,webdesign,characterdevelopment,cinematics,pre-viz, storyboards, presentation pieces, book publishing, finished ads, murals and exhibit design--- in other words, we supply the images that brands and marketers need to reach their audiences. We are a creatively driven company that employs amazing artists, with 2D and 3D expertise; we have a motion-capture stage and full editorial capability with the ability to animate in Maya,Nuke,Motion Builder,Toon Boom,Flash, After Effects and Final Cut. Our culture is collaborative but also nurturing to individual talents. Additionally, our commitment to technology and training for our staff gives us a tremendous competitive as well as creative advantage. We insist on excellence, and our culture supports it.



th1ng has been here since 2003. We have lots of different parts and make lots of different things. Animation with th1ng  and Film Club, live action with th2ng, Broadcast Design with Flux and digital things with Plaything.

We started in Soho, London and now we are in New York, Stockholm and Dubai.

We have over 40 Directors and Designers and work together to create great work.

We like all the tools that can help us do this  : cameras and microphones, brushes and pencils, computers and software, plasticine and puppets.

We love all our Directors that use these tools and all our Producers who help them.

We really appreciate the industry accolades that our Directors have won, especially the 3 Academy Award Nominations and the 3 BAFTAS.

Recently we made a bespoke piece of animation with Sylvain Chomet for Matt Groening and Al Jean at the Simpsons and we would like to share this with you in our Industry Spotlight time.



UVPHACTORY is an award-winning motion design, visual effects and production company. We have achieved worldwide recognition for our creative work for film, television, video installations and most recently augmented reality. We regularly rebrand TV networks, create motion branding for Fortune 500 companies, and direct commercials, music videos, short films, and pretty much anything else that moves. Since our inception in 2000, we have assembled a diverse team of creatives from around the globe to ensure that our design solutions always stay fresh and innovative. Each one of these multi-disciplinary artists is committed to uvph’s goal of creating stunning and compelling visual experiences in any of the 24 time zones.



Fashion Institute of Technology

Reeves Great Hall 
28th Street Entrance (Between 7th and 8th Avenues on the south side of 28th Street; closer to 7th Avenue - Look for the double doors with"The Conference Center at FIT" above the doors)
New York, NY

NYC ACM SIGGRAPH would like to thank FIT for its generous support of this event.

For directions to FIT, visit this link:

Event Organizers:

Scott Lang, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Board of Directors & Bergen County Academies
Elize Ohira, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Board of Directors


NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Members (including student members) - Free 
Faculty, Students, and Staff of FIT - Free
Non-Members - $10.00
Non-Member Students - $5.00 with current Student ID