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Industry Spotlight VII

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Our Seventh Annual Industry Spotlight will feature animation and post-production facilities from the NYC-metropolitan area. Our presenters will tell us a bit about their company, show some of their recent work, and discuss future projects.

  • Presentation
When Apr 01, 2009
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Where FIT's Haft Auditorium
Contact Name Scott Lang, NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Vice-Chair
Contact Email
Attendees NYC ACM SIGGRAPH Members - Free
FIT Faculty / Students / Staff - Free
Non-Members - $10.00
Non-Member Students - $5.00 with current Student ID
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The following companies have been confirmed as of March 27, 2009:

Curious Pictures
Mechanism Digital
The Mill
Nathan Love
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Company Bios:

Bigstar is a New York-based motion graphics design and
production studio that creates on-air promotion campaigns, opening title
sequences, broadcast branding and identities and visual effects for a client
roster that includes top broadcast and cable networks, major ad agencies and
leading documentary and feature film directors. Among its projects are
broadcast promotion packages for SPEED, ABC, Inside Edition, FUSE and HBO
Sports, and the opening titles for the feature documentaries "Food, Inc."
and the Academy Award-nominated "No End In Sight," as well as for the FX
cable series "Damages."  The studio's advertising clients include Wieden +
Kennedy, JWT and BBDO.

Charlex is a digital design, animation and effects atelier dedicated to working with the advertising, broadcast and entertainment industries to deliver communications and branding solutions.  Charlex has earned more than 100 industry awards and produced groundbreaking work for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including 8 of the top 10 and all the major networks.
Charlex is founded on the concept of a collaborative environment comprised of in-studio designers, animators, editors, effects directors, visual effects artists, sound designers and producers. With this highly responsive creative team Charlex is able to provide an unparalleled range of services, from design, 3-D, editing, animation and live-action supervision to the most technically advanced digital effects.

Framestore is the largest VFX and computer animation studio in Europe with over 20 years of experience. Based in London, we also have offices in New York and Iceland.
Framestore’s New York office has been flying up the flag in the world of US commercials since opening in 2004.  We debuted seven spots for Superbowl 2009, with six of them being produced in our small New York office of just over 30 staff.  This year in our New York office, we have expanded our production to include VFX work for a feature length film.

Mechanism Digital
Mechanism Digital, a New York City Digital Production Studio is a leading
provider of visual effects for Episodic Television, Feature Film and
Commercials.  Our team of award winning artists and producers specialize in
3D animation, compositing, digital environments, character animation, on-set
supervision, and conceptual design.  Mechanism's creative vision, structured
creative process, efficient pipeline and decades of experience all combine
to provide high quality visual effects and design on time and on budget.

Nathan Love
The mission is simple: Have fun, do great work, and make people smile. Nathan Love was started only two years ago by husband and wife animators Kate and Joe Burrascano, and were soon joined by animation genius Dan Vislocky, a few artists, class clowns, a tarantula, and a Boston Terrier.  Before the birth of Nathan Love, Joe, Kate and Dan honed their substantial talent working with some of the top animation companies including Psyop, Spontaneous, Curious Pictures, Rhino and Hornet. As their work with these prestigious companies covered all aspects of animation production, creating their own company was the natural next step in their development. Some of their highly-successful, comical campaigns include work for brands such as Chips Ahoy, Cellular South, Humana, The Cartoon Network and Rexona. Though much of their work is CG, they have a strong base in design, stop-motion animation and mixed media as can be seen by their continued collaborations with such people as Daniel Garcia.

UVPHACTORY is an award-winning live action, motion design, and production company. We have achieved worldwide recognition for our creative work for film, television, and video installations. 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

Haft Auditorium (Building C)
7th Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY

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

For directions to FIT, visit this link:

Event Organizer:

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


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