LOS ANGELES — Flame artist/creative director Claus Hansen, senior Flame artist Noah Caddis and executive producer Robert Owens have all joined MPC (moving-picture.com) to spearhead a new finishing collective at the studio. The group has over a decade of experience working together and will be based in MPC’s Culver City, CA, studio. Upon joining MPC, Owens, Hansen and Caddis say they were motivated by a desire to be in a more collaborative setting, working closely with MPC’s world class global roster of colorists and VFX artists.
“We were attracted to MPC for the quality of work they are renowned for,” states Hansen. “At the same time it feels very accessible, like we’re working in a collective group, all driven by the same thing, to make great work. We are at a point in our careers where we can take our knowledge and skills to make the best experience possible for the company and clients.”
“Claus and Noah joining MPC will bring some of the world’s best Flame artists to a studio where the creative is paramount, and attention to detail and the ability to deliver work at the highest level is a must,” adds Owens. “This is a powerful combination, particularly when seen in conjunction with MPC’s reputation in color grading and visual effects.”
“There is an assurance that all projects will be treated with an artistic eye and scrutiny that is not typically found in the fast-paced nature of finishing and beauty,” furthers Caddis.
Hansen believes this process to be a true collaboration, which is evident from his partnerships with leading agencies such as CP+B, Wieden + Kennedy and Deutsch – creating effects, beauty and finishing work on content for brands including BMW, Lexus, Maserati, Microsoft, Target and Revlon.
Caddis has worked on spots for brands such as Infiniti, Kia, Adobe, Diet Dr Pepper and others. He too has a strong history of partnering with high profile agencies like Deutsch, CP+B, Media Arts Lab, Agency 215 and David & Goliath.
“Robert, Noah and I have noticed the strong sense of camaraderie since we arrived, and it’s contagious,” notes Hansen. “It gives the feeling of being in a tight knit, creatively-focused group that you want to be a part of. And that’s very appealing.”
PHOTO: Noah Caddis, Robert Owens and Claus Hansen