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PEOPLE 34 POST JAN/FEB 2024 CRAIG DUNCAN Craig Duncan, president and managing director of Cutters Studios, was recently named chairperson of the 2024´AICP Post Awards. The AICP Post Awards present trophies to the post production artists cred- ited with work in 25 categories that cover editorial; music and sound; color grading; and design,´visual e©ects´and finishing. Duncan leads Cutters Studios, which has o¬ces in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Kansas City and Tokyo. The company has provided produc- tion, post production and creative development services for causes, brands, studios, networks and agencies. GLEN SWETEZ Visual e©ects and color studio Jamm in Los Angeles recently welcomed veteran lighting guru Glen Swetez to its growing team. He will serve as supervising lighting technical director, having performed a similar role at multiple VFX companies in London throughout his career. Swetez brings a wealth of experience, from his early days as a CG artist at MPC, to his role as lighting lead for studios such as The Mill and Dneg. Most recently, he was senior lighting TD for ILM. His list of credits include contributions to the Oscar-winning Ex-Machina (2014), the blockbuster hit Avengers Endgame (2019) and the VES award-winning Abba, Voyage (2022). VARICK ROSETE Jacksonville, FL's TigerLily has promoted Varick Rosete to chief design o¬cer and principal. Rosete previously spent more than a decade as art direc- tor at the creative and production studio. His visual storytelling credits span design, illustration and video, having worked with FIS, GE, Capital One, TIAA and the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his new role, Rosete will work closely with TigerLily CEO/founder Brenda Kolb and chief creative o¬cer/principal Andrew Fallon to help move the company forward while implementing new processes and innovations to keep TigerLily at the forefront of design and animation. FRANCK LAMBERTZ VFX veteran Franck Lambertz has joined the team at Rodeo FX in Paris, where he will lead the recent- ly-opened European location of the creative com- pany. Rodeo FX is best known for its visual e©ects contributions to Stranger Things and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Lambertz has been working in the industry for 24 years, and has received VES, AEAF and Cannes Lions awards for his contributions. As VFX supervisor and head of the Paris studio, he will work on projects across the location's films & episodics and advertising & experience divisions. TYRONE RHABB Cut+Run in New York City recently welcomed editor Tyrone Rhabb to the studio. Rhabb's work encom- passes commercials, branded content, music videos and documentaries, and includes projects for Nike, Away, Adidas, Fitbit, ESPN and The Lion King. After graduating college, Rhabb worked on-set as a ga©er, then quickly turned to editing. He started in unscript- ed series, before working at WildChild, Uppercut and ArtClass. KIRSTY PAINTER London's Virtual Post has appointed respected series and edit producer Kirsty Painter as its first client rela- tionship director. In her new role, Painter will focus on business development and communications, drawing on 20 years of primetime production expertise to help the post studio's clients achieve the best creative and commercial results. Over the past two decades, Painter has worked on a string of primetime observational documentary and factual entertainment programs for clients that include RDF, ITN and Ricochet. She cut her teeth on genre-defining reality formats, including Faking It, Supernanny and Shipwrecked. She has worked as a freelance producer on several hit shows, most recently RDF's Outback Brits for Channel 4 and Celebrity Cooking School for E4. JOYCE COX The Visual E¡ects Society has announced that ac- claimed producer/VFX producer Joyce Cox, VES, will be the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing her valuable contributions to visual arts and filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 22nd Annual VES Awards, set to take place on February 21st at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The VES Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed by the VES board of directors and recognizes an individual and their outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual e©ects industry. Cox is a VES fellow and multiple VES Award winner, whose credits include Titanic, The Dark Knight, The Great Gatsby, Men in Black III, Avatar and The Jungle Book. The Society also recognizes her dedication and vision in working to create a unified visual e©ects budgeting system through her work on the Curó VFX budgeting tool. HOLLI ALVARADO Nexodus, the Los Angeles-based collective of creative directors, VFX artists, designers and tech experts, has appointed Holli Alvarado creative director. She is skilled in project management and estimation, having worked on product 360s for Microsoft, Paccar, Funko, Assurance, ModuMetal and PowerA. Some of her most notable credits include Fear the Walking Dead, The Queen's Gambit, Stranger Things, Wendell & Wild, and Microsoft Xbox, Hololens and Surface marketing. She creates realtime 3D graphics in Unreal Engine, and photoreal visual e©ects in Nuke, alongside tra- ditional design and motion tools, like Photoshop, Procreate and After E©ects. Her favorite work includes concept development, matte painting, retouching and traditional watercolor. Alex Hagon Uppercut, the creative boutique with operations in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles, has added Alex Hagon as editor and partner — the company's first of- ficial partner. Hagon is an award-winning editor from Bristol, England, who has worked on campaigns for Macy's, Jack Daniels, GM, Adidas, Chanel, Samsung, Modelo and FanDuel. In addition to working with leading directors, he's earned recognition at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, APA, BTAA, The Kinsale Sharks and LA Comedy Festival. Hagon says that he initially though he'd have a career as a drummer. But, after working with three di©erent editors, he realized that editing shares a lot of similarities with drumming, including rhythm, pacing and timing.

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