MPC is making a splash this summer with two industry-leading hires, VFX supervisor Evan Schoonmaker and lead animator Grae Revell. Both talents will operate out of MPC’s New York studio.
“Evan and Grae perfectly complement our existing team while adding their own unique skillsets,” noted MPC NY MD Justin Lane. “Evan, whose strength is in visual effects, is an expert in `the big project’ and will seamlessly take to our tradition of crafting big, beautiful composites on high-end spot work. Grae is a great collaborator who can make literally anything come to life, from dinosaurs to warriors, and we look forward to challenging him to produce his best work yet.”
Schoonmaker operates across the visual effects production spectrum, from VFX shot design and execution to finishing. Just months into his time with the studio, MPC has already seen the colossal impact Schoonmaker’s talents can have on a project. He recently jumped right in on an ambitious campaign for Nike +, collaborating with the lead team in the LA studio who were spearheading the project, to bring director Adam Berg’s elaborate vision to life. A specialist in the commercial production world, Schoonmaker’s portfolio includes spots for major brands such as Verizon, DIRECTV and GEICO, with a new four spot campaign slated to wrap at the end of the summer. He joins MPC after spending time at Brand New School, Psyop, Mass Market and The Mill.