LOS ANGELES — Award-winning VFX supervisor and lead artist Michael Gregory has joined MPC Los Angeles (www.moving-picture.com) as head of 2D. He comes on board from MPC London, where for the past 13 years he worked on many acclaimed commercials, including Channel 4’s Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix-winner Meet the Superhumans for the Paralympics Games. Gregory brings expertise leading teams on large-scale projects, aesthetic sensibilities and long-standing relationships with top directors to his new role.
“Michael has a keen eye for excellence, as he’s proven time and again in his work,” says Andrew Bell, managing director, MPC LA. “Having come up the ranks at MPC London, he truly represents the high standards of our culture. I’m looking forward to seeing his contribution to our work and clients, as well as his influence on our up and coming talent.”
“My ambition is always the same,” Gregory adds. “I want to be involved in the most challenging creative jobs and push technology and imagery to its limits. I began as a graphic designer and enjoy working with beautiful imagery. I’m excited for the new opportunities at MPC LA, and know my eye for detail and ability to organize workflow and inspire our very talented team will drive the best results for our clients.”
Gregory joins as MPC LA readies for a move this summer to a new 25,000-square-feet studio in Culver City. There it will integrate its VFX, content production, color grading, VR and film pre-production and VFX supervision onto one floor.
“It’s going to be fantastic to have every department on the same floor,” Gregory says. “The best work always comes from collaboration. Great communication between different disciplines always achieves the greatest results.”