Brickyard VFX Helps Anthony Davis and Boost Mobile Move to the Head of the Class

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Santa Monica, CA - Boutique visual effects, animation and digital production studio Brickyard VFX was recently tapped by 180LA for a new two-spot campaign featuring NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans for Boost Mobile, a leading no-contract cellphone service provider. The two :30 spots, "Class" and "Sushi," are now running online throughout the summer to promote the new Samsung Galaxy S5 with unlimited data from Boost Mobile. Since Davis' height made it impossible for him to crouch under the student's desk in "Class," Brickyard's VFX team was on set with director, Gentlemen, to shoot Davis in situation with a green screen slide, later reversing the footage so that he appears to be popping up from beneath the desk in the final spot. The Brickyard team, led by Mandy Sorenson, did extensive compositing across both spots as well as head replacements in select shots using performances from alternate takes. Additionally, Brickyard designed and animated the mobile screens in all devices. "We are huge sports fans at Brickyard and we always love having the opportunity to work with a pro athlete in the VFX arena which made this all the more exciting," said Jeff Blodgett, Executive Producer, Brickyard VFX. "Mandy and the team did a stellar job with this opportunity from Boost, making sure all the elements were shot to ensure that the spots came together seamlessly." About Brickyard VFX Brickyard is a digital production studio skilled in high-end visual effects, animation, design and creative development for advertising, feature films and emerging media. With shops in Boston and Santa Monica, Brickyard is artist-centric at the core, fostering a close collaboration of not only artist-to-director but the entire creative team. Within a cozy eclectic production space, Brickyard assembles a customized crew of designers, animators, and compositors for every project. For company information please contact Kirsten with Brickyard VFX Atlantic at (617) 262-3220 or Jeff with Brickyard VFX Pacific at (310) 453-5722, or visit  # # # Credits: Client: Boost Mobile Spots: “Sushi” & “Class” VP, Marketing, Sprint Prepaid Group: Angela Rittgers Marketing Director, Boost Mobile: Peiti Feng   Agency: 180LA Creative Director: Anja Duering Creative Director: Carl Corbitt Art Director: Malone Roberts Copywriter: Daniel Chen Head of Production: Natasha Wellesley Producer: Tina Diep Account Director: Sandy Song Associate Account Director: Paul Kinsella   Production Company: GO FILM Director: Gentlemen Director of Photography: Nic Restrepo Executive Producer: Catherine Finkestaedt   VFX & Finishing: Brickyard VFX Lead VFX Artist: Mandy Sorenson VFX Artist: Patrick Poulatian VFX Artist: Nicholas Murillo On Set VFX Supervisor: Chris Sonia Executive Producer: Jeff Blodgett Producer: Linda Jackson Production Coordinator: Britney Frandsen   Editorial: Cut + Run LA Editor: Ben McCambridge Managing Director: Michelle Eskin Executive Producer: Carr Schilling Head of Production: Amburr Farls   Audio Mix: Therapy Audio Engineer: Jeff Fuller



University of Louisville Completes State-of-the-Art Control Room Build With Systems Integration by BeckTV

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