NEW YORK CITY — MPC NY (moving-picture.com) has added four new members to its creative team. David Piombino comes on board as deputy head of 2D, while Thiago Porto, Dan Fine and Santosh Gunaseelan all take senior creative positions.
Photo (L-R): Fine, Piombino, Gunaseelan and Porto
Piombino will lead a 2D team that has worked on a string of high-profile commercials, including Tiffany’s prestigious holiday campaign and a Louis Vuitton campaign starring Emma Stone. He brings 20 years of experience in feature films, television and commercials, and has contributed to high-profile features such as Beauty and the Beast, the upcoming Netflix film Triple Frontier, and television series that include Mr. Robot and The Defenders. He has also worked with global brands such as BMW, Google, Apple and Disney.
Porto joins MPC from Brazil and has worked across the globe as a VFX compositor and senior Flame/Nuke artist on campaigns for Nike, Pepsi, Honda, FIFA and the Ciclope festival opening titles. He will serve as a VFX supervisor at the studio.
Fine joins MPC as a CG lead, having worked in the commercial and film industry for over 12 years. He previously worked at animation house Hornet as lead 3D artist and has led jobs for global brands such as Facebook, McDonald’s and ESPN. He has freelanced at some of New York’s leading VFX studios.
Gunaseelan will serve as senior FX/CG supervisor. He will be working with the team in the New York office and gaining experience with the company before joining MPC’s Bangalore studio as a creative director. He has an extensive background in roles that range from VFX supervisor to technical director, and has mentored over 200 students in the digital content field.
“We’re delighted to bring David, Thiago, Dan and Santosh into the fold here in New York to help us continue to create the work we love,” says Angela Lupo, managing director at MPC’s New York studio. “The sheer amount of experience they all possess will make them extremely valuable additions to the studio.”