Hollywood post studio Cinelicious is excited to announce the addition of visual effects creative and finishing services with award-winning VFX Supervisor & Lead Flame Artist Ben Looram. With creative flexibility at the fore, Looram and Cinelicious founder Paul Korver have also launched Cinelicious Take Out, a new model of talent-driven pop-up style visual effects and color creative delivered to any location.
Founder Paul Korver started Cinelicious with an eye to extending the company’s creative reach into the full post spectrum. Today, Cinelicious’ Hollywood studio is the headquarters for all services for commercial and feature clients including color, telecine, high-resolution film scanning, restoration, and the new Flame suite for VFX & finish. As with set editing or shooting on location, Cinelicious Take Out provides the talent and technology wherever needed by the client, providing flexibility, faster turn-arounds, and a greater integration of creative teams and process.
“With Take Out we’re not just providing on-set postproduction rentals. Instead, we are bringing top creative talent and a high-end finishing and color solution into our clients’ preferred place of work whether it’s at the agency, editorial company on set or at our studio,” explains Korver.
The Cinelicious Take Out concept was beta tested by Looram setting up pop-up post at a number of production companies, agencies and editorial houses including Bully Pictures on Casio for The Richards Group, Cosmo Street on Activision for 72 & Sunny and on the upcoming Growth Films feature “The Pursuit of Loneliness.”
Looram, whose contributions to commercials, music videos, titles and promos has earned him the industry’s highest honors from the Clio awards, Webby Awards, BDA, British Arrows and One Show, among many others. He’s a VES award winner for the acclaimed Chris Milk-directed U2/Green Day music video “The Saints Are Coming,” and was part of the team honored with the Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Titles Design for HBO’s “Carnivale.” His credits include the Toyota Sienna online campaign “Swagger Wagon” directed by Jody Hill (Caviar Content) for Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Audi 8’s Kenny G “Riot Suppressor” Super Bowl teaser directed by Hungry Man’s Bryan Buckley for Venables, Bell & Partners, the global Blackberry Torch campaign co-directed by Henrik Hansen (RSA) and Laban Pheidias for Leo Burnett/Chicago, and Charter Communications directed by Sam Bayer for Fallon and Cindy Crawford Home with Sean Hanish, among many others. Looram engineered and built Flame bays and visual effects studios for Animal West, Butcher Edit and Sway Studios, and had long stints as a visual effects artist at Sea Level and A52. His personal passions in the field are color grading, compositing, beauty & touch-up work and envelope-pushing visual effects.
“I am excited to be working in collaboration with Cinelicious to create visual effects for the commercial industry I love, while extending deeper into the feature film arena,” notes Ben Looram. “Take Out takes the pop-up concept to the next level, with the infrastructure and awesome team at Cinelicious. I’d love to have clients come to Hollywood to experience Cinelicious firsthand – but if they can’t….we deliver Cinelicious Take Out.”
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