DALLAS — New media creative studio Flight School has promoted Jen Cadic to head of production. She has a decade of experience in post production, having produced a wide range of commercial, Web, film, TV and music video projects for companies such as Charlex, Nice Shoes, Psyop and Reel FX.
Cadic joined Flight School as a producer upon its launch in January 2017. She becomes the studio’s first head of production in order to address the rapid growth of original IP and client projects, including the recent launch of their debut original VR experience, Manifest 99. Recent projects out of Flight School include an augmented reality experience for the launch of Michael Jackson’s new Scream album and a dynamic air tennis experience for American Express at the 2017 US Open. The Air Tennis experience used a combination of custom-built and responsive technologies, including air haptics and an ultra-sensitive motion capture system, to create an interactive, live gaming experience.
“Jen has been instrumental in laying the foundations for Flight School since day 1,” says Flight School executive producer Taylor Williams. “Her history of exploring new mediums and tackling never-been-done-before projects for a broad range of clients, including film studios, agencies and tech partners, not to mention our own IP, has given her a uniquely multifaceted perspective on what it takes to get jobs done in this constantly evolving landscape. I’m incredibly excited to have her at the helm of this amazing production team!”
A New Jersey native, Cadic studied film and television before making her way to NYC, landing her first professional gig at Charlex. She then moved on to Nice Shoes, where she produced a wide range of top-tier projects with major celebrity talent, including projects with Lady Gaga and Beyonce as well as Kanye West’s short film Cruel Summer. After two years, she joined Psyop as a producer. She later made the move to Dallas, TX, to join Reel FX. At Reel FX, she worked on a wide range of projects, including major VR experiences for Lionsgate and Paramount. Upon Flight School’s inception, Cadic then made the transition to working with the talent that joined Reel FX to form Flight School.