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Page 41 of 43 40 POST SEPTEMBER 2018 PEOPLE VINCENT TAYLOR Colorist Vincent Taylor has joined Chimney in New York City, coming to the studio from his previous position with MPC Shanghai. Taylor brings years of color grading and cinematography experience. Previously, Taylor was a cinematographer, who received 12 awards from the Australian Cinematographers Society. This background turned out to be the foundation for his career in lighting and color. Taylor worked on an Airbnb China broadcast campaign, as well as work for Coca-Cola, Porsche, Mercedes, New Balance, Volkswagen, BMW, Nike and L'Oreal. Since his relocation to New York, Taylor has worked on major brand projects for MGM, Gillette, Suntrust, The Home Depot, Hershey and Cadillac. ROB BALLINGALL Audio studio Sonic Union has added composer/ experiential sound designer/mixer Rob Ballingall to its New York team. Working out of both its Bryant Park and Union Square locations, Ballingall will offer his talents in music and audio post, with an emphasis on the creation of compelling audio for emerging technology projects, including experiential and VR. Formerly at Nylon Studios, Ballingall has composed music on large brand campaigns for Ford, Kellogg's and Walmart, and provided sound design/engineering on projects for AdCouncil, Resistance Radio and The Man in the High Castle. Ballingall recently created an audio-forward, experiential in-theatre commercial for Mercedes-Benz Canada and for National Geographic's One Strange Rock VR experience. PETER AMANTE, SEAN ENO, ABIGAIL KIM Postal has signed three new artists to its New York City location. Peter Amante (top, left) comes on board as Flame artist, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in visual effects and with credits that include the feature films Drive, Salt and Young Adult. Sean Eno (top, middle) also brings 20 years of experience across broad- cast, design, film and 3D animation for brands that include Facebook, AT&T and Lincoln. He has collaborated with motion design and visual effects studio UVPhactory. Abigail Kim (top, right) joins as a designer and animator. She has already worked with JWT, PepsiCo, WeWork and Sheetz while at Postal. Prior to joining the studio, Kim worked at Havas Worldwide, where she designed products for brands like IBM and music videos for Tinashe. KATHERINE HARPER Katherine Harper was recently named VP of operations and marketing at Dallas studio Charlieuniformtango, which offers directing, production, shooting, editing, scoring, mixing, animation, design, VFX and color services. Harper's 16 years of experience as a marketing and public relations executive includes work in branding, communications and strategic marketing for top global brands, including a stint in London in 2002 to work for HIT Entertainment on its portfolio of global children's brands, including Barney the Dinosaur, Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine. Later, she transitioned to the production and post side of the business as director of marketing for Reel FX in Dallas. PATRICK FERGUSON MPC welcomes Patrick Ferguson to its LA studio. He brings with him a wealth of VFX knowledge in both the commercial and feature film industry. Ferguson has collaborated with notable directors, including Stacy Wall and Mark Romanek, and worked on campaigns for such global brands as Nike, Apple, Audi, HP and ESPN. Some of his previous positions include VFX supervisor at The Mission and as head of 2D at Method. He also worked on such films as Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland and was part of the Academy Award-winning team for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. JEFF MASTERS Dallas, TX-based strategic creative group ATK PLN has hired Jeff Masters as CG supervisor. Masters has over a decade of experience in visual effects and animation, cutting his teeth on compositing and lighting roles for a wide range of feature films, commercials, theme park rides and VR experiences out of Digital Domain and Reel FX Animation. His feature film credits include Thor, 47 Ronin and Rock of Ages. He received a nomination for a Visual Effects Society Award in the "Outstanding Created Environment" category for the animated feature film, The Book of Life. MEGAN OEPEN New York-based Alkemy X has brought on director & creative director Megan Oepen, who has 20 years of broadcast, sports and consumer brand campaign experience. Notable clients include Google, the NBA, MLB, PGA, NASCAR, Dove Beauty, Gatorade, Sprite, ESPN, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot, Regal Cinemas and Yahoo! Sports. Oepen was formerly the executive producer and director for Red Bull's Non- Live/Long Format Productions group, and headed Under Armour's Content House. Oepen also speaks at conferences around the world about creativity, content creation and the evolution of digital media. POST MAGAZINE (ISSN 0891-5628) is published monthly by Post,LLC, a COP Communications company, 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, California 91204. Subscription rates: $63 for one year in the United States & Possessions; $94 for one year in Canada and Mexico; all other countries $133 for one year. For air-expedited service, include an additional $75 per order annually. Single copies (prepaid only): $16 in the United States; $32 in Canada and Mexico; $47 all other countries. 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