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October 15, 2021

Behind The Moving Image | Arm & Hammer’s Funky Felines

Our teams created some funky felines and disco vibes in this homage to Saturday Night Fever for Arm and Hammer’s latest campaign, directed by MPC’s Michael Gregory. MPC sourced groom and texture reference for each breed of cat to make sure we captured specific details that distinguished one from another. With this process the team…

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October 14, 2021

Trick Or Treat? Possessed by VFX with Creative Director, Morten Vinther

MPC Creative Director on how horror has helped advance the VFX industry and his recent work on American Horror Story’s season 10 trailer. In the lead-up to every VFX artist’s favourite time of year (Halloween!), we sat down with our Creative Director, Morten Vinther, to talk about his recent hair-raising work on the American Horror…

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October 13, 2021

2021 Clio Sports Shortlist | Mikros MPC is Nominated for Best Animation

Mikros MPC is shortlisted at this year’s Clio Sports Awards for work on France TV’s ‘SUMO’ campaign. In March 2020 – as the sanitary crisis was hitting the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the rescheduling of the Games of the XXII Olympiad in Tokyo, four months ahead of the opening ceremony. At that…

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October 12, 2021

LBB | Behind the Work: The Damp Knight’s Adventure with LEGO

MPC’s 3D post supervisor, Fabian Frank and 2D post supervisor, Kamen Markov talk to LBB’s Nisna Mahtani about the intricacies of creating an entire LEGO world In LEGO’s latest Rebuild the World campaign, pirates, knights and policemen all give us a look into the world of creative problem solving that drives the LEGO brand. The Damp Knight…

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October 07, 2021

Shots APAC Awards | Vasen ‘Professional Makes Greatness’ Brings Home Gold

Our work for Vasen ‘Professional Makes Greatness’ has brought home the gold award for VFX at this year’s shots Awards. A huge congratulations to our Shanghai team. Shots Awards Asia Pacific celebrates the industry’s most innovative and inspirational campaigns, as well as showcasing some of the most successful companies and people in the industry. The…

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October 05, 2021

MPC Win Three Kinsale Shark Awards

The Kinsale Shark Awards is a festival annually held in the beautiful fishing village of Kinsale, Ireland that strives to reward creative thinking and the best work in Advertising, Digital, Design, Short Films & Music Videos. Burberry ‘Festive’ won a Gold shark for Best CG/ VFX with MPC Colourist Matthieu Toullet’s work on the Christmas…

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October 04, 2021

The Grocer | How characters & mascots bring profit to campaigns

Capturing and retaining consumers’ attention has never been tougher in an increasingly competitive grocery market. But making an impact is possible with a powerful, yet forgotten, solution: well-crafted characters and mascots, which can bring 7.9% more profit to a business’ campaign, says Moving Picture Company. When it comes to advertising, the use of characters and…

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October 04, 2021

Mikros MPC Creates Multimedia Experiences for Grand Reopening of Hôtel de la Marine

Audiovisual content and devices are designed to immerse visitors in French history and culture through theatrical storytelling and the latest innovative technologies. After undergoing a four-year restoration, the Hôtel de la Marine reopened its doors to the public this summer. Entrusted to the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN) since 2015, the iconic monument on the…

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September 29, 2021

Pirates, Knights and Police ‘Rebuild the World’ in Playful LEGO Campaign

The LEGO Agency teams up Traktor and MPC to show how creative problem-solving can change the world The LEGO Group has launched a playful new iteration of its global Rebuild the World brand campaign. Now in its third year, the 2021 Rebuild the World campaign celebrates children as the masters of creative problem solving and…

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September 29, 2021

John Lewis’s Monty the Penguin: “I Think CGI Was the Only Way to Do This”

A new MPC Whitepaper in association with LBB and System 1 reveals how Monty The Penguin became John Lewis’s most iconic Christmas ad and increased the brand’s market share to its highest level The Christmas period is a hugely important time for John Lewis, accounting for around 20% of overall sales and 40% of annual…

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September 24, 2021

Where Art Plays With Science | MPC and LBB Release Character Building Research

The Moving Picture Company releases in-depth research that demonstrates that advertising with characters has long term effectiveness, stronger brand engagement, can increase profit and share of voice and create a deeper emotional connection with consumers. Sign up to download the full whitepaper here. Using sources from scholars, analysts, market researchers, advertising agencies and industry peers,…

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September 23, 2021

Behind The Moving Image | The Jungle Book

Take a look back to when MPC Film developed characters for the Academy Award winning film, The Jungle Book, directed by, Jon Favreau. As the lead VFX studio on Disney’s The Jungle Book, MPC Film artists built a complex photo-real world creating The Jungle Book’s stunning CG environments and bringing the film’s iconic animal characters…

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September 22, 2021

Campaign | Brand mascots will send your profits and emotional connection soaring

Brand mascots and characters can increase profit and emotional connection with customers by up to 41%. That’s according to a research-based white paper on the effectiveness of advertising with characters, by Technicolour Creative Studios company the Moving Picture Company (MPC). The same research found that campaigns without a mascot or character were only 29.7% as…

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September 22, 2021

Technicolor Creative Studios Launches Creative Hubs

We’re excited to announce that over the coming months, Technicolor Creative Studios will be launching a series of global campus locations, hosting the world’s best VFX and production studios in co-located spaces, including The Mill and MPC.

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September 21, 2021

4 Shortlists for MPC at the Kinsale Shark Awards

The Kinsale Shark awards celebrate the best in short films, music videos, advertising, design and digital. MPC is proud to have received shortlists across the following categories: Film Craft- Best CGI/VFX Burberry ‘Festive’ Film Craft- Colour Grading Burberry ‘Festive’: Colourist, Matthieu Toullet Glenmorangie ‘It’s a Kind of Delicious and Wonderful’ Colourist, Philip Hambi Facebook ‘Good…

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September 17, 2021

Behind The Moving Image | Heineken ‘Solar Power’

Take a look at when our teams crafted a super-action beaver, bear and squirrel in woodland environments to launch Heineken’s campaign to promote the launch of the brands new energy drink. “Creatively we wanted the films to boast naturalistic animation and colour work with a streak of gentle humour. We created the beaver, bear and…

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September 17, 2021

SS22 | Re-Imagine The World of Fashion

MPC celebrate the month of fashion with a retrospective of our collaborations with some of the industry’s most world-renowned brands. MPC Creates a Video Game Inspired Dystopian World for Balenciaga’s Fall 21 Campaign Quantic Dream, the French video game developer, commissioned MPC to create a fully CG short film to showcase Balenciaga’s Fall 2021 collection….

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September 16, 2021

Creative Circle Awards | Matthieu Toullet Wins Bronze for Best Colourist

MPC’s Creative Director of Colour, Matthieu Toullet, has been awarded a bronze award for Best Colourist for his work on Burberry’s 2020 Festive campaign film at the 2021 Creative Circle Awards. A celebration of community, imagination, and diverse voices, Burberry’s festive campaign brought together different creative spheres by juxtaposing figures from fashion, dance, and sport….

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September 13, 2021

The VFX Factor: The Importance of Early Conversations with Gustavo Bellon

MPC Los Angeles’ co-head of nuke and VFX supervisor on the constant challenges of supervisor, working through limitations and the trouble with letting go Gustavo Bellon is co-head of nuke at MPC’s Los Angeles studio, with more than 14 years in the industry and a background in feature films, music videos and commercials. Starting out…

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September 09, 2021

Where Art Plays With Science | MPC’S Most Memorable Mascots

Brand mascots are not just an advertising tool — they’re the spokesperson for your company, and a way to win the hearts of your customers through storytelling. Unlike human spokespeople or influencers, animated brand mascots are timeless, creating a familiarity that’s essential for captivating older audiences, and engaging new ones. Whether it’s a bubble making…

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September 08, 2021

LBB | Creative Director Matt Pascuzzi Joins Moving Picture Company

Global production studio Moving Picture Company (MPC) today announced the addition of award-winning creative director Matt Pascuzzi to its executive leadership team. Previously at Framestore, Matt joins MPC’s New York studio, headed by managing director Angela Lupo, to further cement and develop the creative studio’s visual effects offering to the region’s top creative agencies and…

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September 07, 2021

Winners at The AEAF Awards

With a history of award-winning talent, we continue to push the boundaries of what entertainment can be; check out some of our recent AEAF Award wins. AEAF is an international competition now in its 20th year, the VFX and animation festival is a celebration of timeless artistry and storytelling – demonstrated by the creative and technical…

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September 03, 2021

Behind The Moving Image | Ikea ‘Fly Robot Fly’

Take a look at how our teams developed IKEA’s magical 2015 campaign featuring a rusty robot who is struggling to learn to fly. Created by Mother with VFX by MPC, the fantastical story explores the world of children’s imaginations, sparked by the IKEA LATTJO play range and a home designed to provide endless opportunities to…

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September 03, 2021

LBB | MPC Announces Award-winning Colourist Matthieu Toullet as Creative Director of Colour, London

Matthieu was recently awarded a prestigious Gold Cannes Lion in Film Craft- Colour Correction/Grading for the landmark film, Burberry ‘Festive’ directed by MEGAFORCE In his new role, Matthieu will be responsible for growing the evolving Colour offering of MPC’s London studio, with a view to continued collaboration with the world’s top brands and directors. Bringing…

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August 31, 2021

Where Art Plays With Science | 4 Luxury and Fashion Mascots

We are living through a time in which brands are struggling to cut through ever-crowded media spaces with their advertising. It’s time to put the role of CG characters to the test. Using sources from scholars, analysts, market researchers, advertising agencies and industry peers, we explore recent evidence (due to launch in September) on the…

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August 26, 2021

Behind The Moving Image | Cushelle ‘Kenny Koala’

Take a look at how MPC Creative created Kenny the Koala for Cushelle, from sketches to final frame. To launch Cushelle’s 2016 mascot ‘Kenny’, MPC Creative, joined forces with Publicis, to evolve the cuddly-soft, yet mischievous Koala. In the fully CG ad, we see that Kenny will do just about anything to get his paws…

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August 25, 2021

LBB | Super Bowl Vs Olympics: What Can US Marketers Learn from East Asian Mascot and Cute Culture

Mascots are a huge part of brand culture in the East, and having long been associated with sports in the West, what can we learn for summer’s biggest sporting events? The Super Bowl has long been celebrated, not only for the thrill of the sport and competition, but for the cultural phenomenon of the commercials…

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August 24, 2021

Where Art Plays With Science | Top 10 ‘Human’ Characters

How do you make animals talk, move, sing and dance like humans in a believable way? The secret is an incredibly fine balancing act. Join us as we reveal intricate knowledge of how to make characters do lovable human things that keep hearts and minds hooked for years. Check out some of our most ‘human’…

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August 24, 2021

LBB | The VFX Factor: Corinne Deorsay on the Art of Balancing

MPC Los Angeles CG supervisor on the logistical challenges of larger shots, intense research phases and a love of working in Houdini Corinne Deorsay is a CG supervisor/lighter with nearly a decade of experience. After graduating with a degree in Digital Media from Drexel University in Philadelphia, she was exposed to Houdini after working with…

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August 24, 2021

LBB | Meet Your Makers: Mark Driscoll

Senior VFX producer at the Moving Picture Company on learning by doing, making mistakes, finding successes and repeating Mark Driscoll is a senior VFX producer at the Moving Picture Company focused on finding the intersection between storytelling and technology to produce world class content for advertisers and A-list brands. Over the past 20 years he…

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August 23, 2021

MPC Supports LGBTQ+ youth non-profit organization, Brave Camp Trails

Our team in Los Angeles are proud supporters of Brave Camp Trails, a national non-profit organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth leadership. The team offers accredited summer camps, family camps, mentorship programs, meet-up groups, and year-round leadership programming. All the programs focus on helping LGBTQ+ youth find what they need most to thrive: their people, their…

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August 20, 2021

Behind the Moving Image | John Lewis & Partners ‘Buster the Boxer’

In 2016, MPC, adam&eveDDB and Blink’s Dougal Wilson reunited for landmark John Lewis Christmas animated film. Directed by Blink’s Dougal Wilson and conceived by adam&eveDDB, the multi award-winning film is an extraordinary animation feat that sends a heartfelt message about the shared joy of play. Our VFX team spent over four months skilfully bringing the…

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August 18, 2021

MTV Video Music Awards | Mikros MPC Receives Nomination for Best Visual Effects

Mikros MPC has been nominated for a MTV Video Music Awards for Best Visual Effects on ‘You Right’ by Doja Cat & The Weeknd. Every year, the MTV Video Music Awards showcase what’s hottest at the moment across all genres of music. The awards show has become a hub for established and emerging artists to…

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August 17, 2021

Shots Awards Asia Pacific 2021 | Lily Li Joins the Jury

Shots Awards Asia Pacific celebrates the industry’s most innovative and inspirational campaigns, as well as showcasing some of the most successful companies and people in the industry. Lily Li, Managing Director, MPC Shanghai has been selected to join this year’s VFX jury. Winners of the Shots Awards Asia Pacific will be revealed at a virtual…

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August 17, 2021

LBB | Making the Grade: Ricky Gausis on Working with Childish Gambino

MPC LA senior colourist discusses learning from Jean-Clement Soret and why sugar-coating when mentoring is never productive. Ricky Gausis is a senior colourist at MPC’s LA Studio, whose work includes some of today’s most talked about commercials, music videos and television. Starting out at MPC’s London office as a runner, Ricky moved to LA’s studio…

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August 17, 2021

Where Art Plays With Science | 3 Profit Booming Mascots

It’s time to put the role of CG characters to the test. Using sources from scholars, analysts, market researchers, advertising agencies and industry peers, we explore recent evidence (due to launch in September) on the impact of characters on profit, share of voice, and brand engagement. The research analyses, in detail, some of the most…

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August 16, 2021

SIGGRAPH Season 2021: MPC’s Jessie Amadio

This VFX supervisor talks about work the studio has been creating, what it’s like to work from home and more. First published online at PostPerspective.

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August 16, 2021

Shots | On Location… Shanghai

MPC Shanghai Creative Director Barry Greaves gives us a tour of this incredible city, spanning the historic Bund to the Jing’an temple and its surrounds, offering something for everyone who visits. What’s the best thing about working in advertising in Shanghai? There are no limits to creative thinking. There are a lot of big ideas…

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August 16, 2021

SXSW 2022 Panel Picker | The Future of Sustainable Production

The Future of Sustainable Production After the launch of Ad-Net zero, the race to zero emissions across the advertising and brand marketing industry has begun, but how can we implement more sustainable production practices and lean on new technologies to lower our carbon emissions? Commercials and film shoots often involve multiple locations, large-scale sets, a…

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August 13, 2021

Behind The Moving Image | Vanquis ‘Walk Tall’

In our Behind the Moving Image series, we share the latest and greatest behind the scenes look at how our VFX geniuses bring to life some of our most iconic work. Check out BTS for Xbox ‘Us Dreamers’, Arm & Hammer ‘Once Upon A Time’, Technicolor ‘Masters of Colour’, Starburst ‘Turaffe and Carl’, O2 ‘Bubl’, Frangi ‘Goddess’, Vittel ‘Biodiversity’France Television ‘Sumo’,  John Lewis…

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August 11, 2021

Inside MPC | Meet Laurent Creusot

Meet the people behind our award-winning work across the globe. Up next is Mikros MPC’s VFX Supervisor, Laurent Creusot. At Mikros MPC, Laurent has worked on numerous advertising films for world-renowned brands such as Canal+, Evian, Nissan, Ubisoft, Peugeot, Audi, Nestlé, Citroën.   What drew you to work at Mikros MPC? In the late 90’s, the…

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August 09, 2021

Shots | Extreme hide-and-seek for Leia

Ulf Johansson helms an increasingly intense game of tag for the digital technology brand’s new tablet. What would it look like if Batman and Superman played a game of hide-and-seek? OK, it would be pretty boring as Batman would figure out where Supes was hiding in a second, and Kal-El can literally see through walls,…

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August 06, 2021

Where Art Plays With Science | Extraordinary Animals with Real Superpowers

Superheroes are everywhere these days, they’ve taken over advertising, film, TV and games. But did you know that you can find some real superpowers in MPC’s roster of brand characters and mascots? You might not be aware but many of MPC’s animals deserve to wear the superhero’s cape. Check them out. Heineken ‘Solar Power’ In…

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August 06, 2021

Behind the Moving Image | Roccy the Lizzard

In our Behind the Moving Image series, we share the latest and greatest behind the scenes look at how our VFX geniuses bring to life some of our most iconic work. Check out BTS for Xbox ‘Us Dreamers’, Arm & Hammer ‘Once Upon A Time’, Technicolor ‘Masters of Colour’, Starburst ‘Turaffe and Carl’, O2 ‘Bubl’, Frangi ‘Goddess’, Vittel ‘Biodiversity’France Television ‘Sumo’,  John Lewis…

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August 06, 2021

LBB | Uprising: Toeing the Line Between Realism and Storytelling with Emma Tyler

The MPC junior compositor on the magical potential of VFX, finding her voice and learning over lockdown, writes LBB’s Alex Reeves All of Emma Tyler’s family were artistic, whether musically or involved in creative careers. As a result, she grew up pursuing artistic hobbies. Having realised that she wasn’t a natural violinist she stuck with…

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August 05, 2021

Where Art Plays with Science | Shiny Rajan on crafting Feu Vert’s Ramsés

Throughout the month our artists across the global studios share insights and BTS footage behind MPC’s most iconic characters. Next up, Shiny Rajan, our VES winning artist, unfolds the creation of Feu Vert’s brand mascot Ramsés the cat. Can you talk about the craft behind creating Ramsés -brand mascot for Feu Vert? Ramses the cat,…

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August 03, 2021

LBB | Meet Your Makers – Nicole Saccardi

MPC LA senior producer Nicole on discovering a knack for problem solving, detail to success and unwinding with kick-boxing. Nicole Saccardi is a senior producer at MPC in Los Angeles, with over a decade of experience producing blockbuster VFX for both film and commercials. She started her career in visual effects on the multi-award winning…

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August 03, 2021

Where Art Plays With Science | Shanghai’s Top 5 Cutest Characters

Over the years MPC’s cute mascots have been hugely successful with audiences in China. Join us as we explore what can brands learn from Asian cute culture. Coca-Cola ‘Clay Dolls’ We joined forces with McCann Shanghai to bring the playful clay dolls to life in the fun film directed by The Loft Films’ Pepe Puenzo….

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August 02, 2021

Technicolor | Celebrate the Games With Our World-class Spots for the Olympics

The long-awaited Tokyo Olympics is finally here, and Technicolor Creative Studios’ Moving Picture Company, Mikros MPC, and The Mill collaborated on some of the most memorable campaigns leading up to and airing during the Games. Check out a few of our favorites here – and enjoy the Games! MPC Anta – ‘Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’…

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July 30, 2021

Behind The Moving Image | Samsung ‘Flex Your Way’

This week we offer an insight into the making of Samsung’s ‘Flex Your Way’ directed by Henry Scholfield. MPC was on set for this stylish yet playful campaign that has been hitting the airwaves globally since Spring.

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