View Full Version : Company 3 Adds Randie Swanberg & Angela Lupo to Spearhead VFX Dept

06 June 2009, 06:52 PM
New York & Los Angeles -- (June 29, 2009) – Award-winning postproduction house Company 3 (CO3) has added Creative Director/Flame Artist Randie Swanberg and Senior Producer Angela Lupo to lead its newly-created visual effects department. Initially focusing on Swanberg’s area of expertise – fashion and beauty projects – the department will evolve to service a diverse range of clients.

“Fashion and beauty spots require a highly specialized skill set, product knowledge and attention to detail,” said Company 3 Co-Founder/Colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld. “Randie has incredible talent in this arena and we are excited to be able to offer our clients such a seasoned artist as well as expanded VFX and post services.”

Randie most recently worked with companies including Suspect, Union Editorial, Spontaneous and Company X, in New York, and Pirates in Dusseldorf, Germany. He began his career at Post Edge in Miami with a background in design and animation. While there, he collaborated on the launch of various cable networks including the Pan American Sports Network and the re-brand of Playboy Channel Latin America. In addition, past projects include campaigns for American Express, Nascar, Intel, Philips, Nasdaq and Duracell. His beauty body of work includes Robert Altman’s Revlon campaign, John Frieda, Pantene, Maybelline L’Oreal, Hugo Boss and Avon for both US and Europe.

“I chose to focus on the fashion and beauty industry because of the level of artistry involved,” notes Swanberg. “My clients have responded positively to our work at Company 3, as well as the resources Company 3 has to offer in terms of the top talent and technology available in the industry today.”

Luis Ribeiro, VP Business Development, Company 3 added, “I was fortunate to have worked with Randie many years ago in NY and am very pleased to be launching this new department with him. We already have campaigns underway for several of Randie’s long-term clients.”

Laura Milstein at Union Editorial said, “Randie is tattooed, terrific and talented. He continually inspires me with his unique creative eye and dedication. I look forward to working with him at Company 3.”

Joining Swanberg at Company 3 is his long-time Producer, Angela Lupo. Angela began her industry career as an Editor’s Assistant before making the transition to producing visual effects. Over the years she has organized live-action production shoots and built teams for traditional, CG and stop-motion animation. Lupo has held positions at MTV, The Tape House, and Riot, all in New York. In addition to her fashion and beauty client collaborations, Angela’s past clients include: Pepsi, Nike, Starburst, Miller, Xbox and Phillips.

About Company 3:
Company 3 revolutionized the post-production industry a decade ago when it took the art and craft of color correction into a boutique environment. Today, focused on high-quality creative results, Company 3 is synonymous with many of today's award-winning commercials, music videos and feature films. Currently, Company 3 is translating its finely tuned expertise in feature film DI (digital intermediate), color correction, and final finishing to commercials and advertising.

In addition to Stefan Sonnenfeld, Company 3's incredible talent roster includes John Bonta, Sean Coleman, Siggy Ferstl, Billy Gabor, Dave Hussey, Tim Masick, Victor Mulholland, Stephen Nakamura, Mike Pethel, Tom Poole, Rob Sciarratta and Matt Turner. Recent commercial projects are campaigns for Apple, BMW, Heineken, Nike and Travelers Insurance. Recent feature film credits include “GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Public Enemies,” “Star Trek,” “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” and “Watchmen.” Company 3 is an Ascent Media company.

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