NEW YORK CITY — Creative VFX boutique Artjail (www.artjail.com) has added Ross Denner as head of 3D, working out of its Chinatown studio. Denner is an award-winning VFX supervisor with over a decade of experience in visual effects.
In his new role, he will maintain creative oversight over the 3D department, as well as oversee scheduling, workflow and technological needs of the 3D team. He comes to Artjail from EightVFX’s Los Angeles studio, where he lent his talents to a wide range of commercials, music videos and feature films, including Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, Melanie Martinez’s Mad Hatter music video and a spot for NBA 2K19, featuring Lebron James.
“We are very excited to have Ross join our team,” states Artjail founder Steve Mottershead. “He brings a level of experience and creative ability that is perfectly aligned with Artjail’s vision, focused on quality work through creative collaboration. The addition of Ross is a big step forward as we continue to focus on growing our team of top-shelf talent.”
“I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to step up and lead the incredibly talented team of artists at Artjail,” adds Denner. “The craft and quality of their work is consistently top of the line and I’m excited to help elevate and expand upon that pedigree of creative output.”
Denner began his VFX career in the UK, working as a 3D artist at The Mill’s London headquarters. Later, he moved to MPC, where he spent a decade working across the studio’s London, Los Angeles, New York City, Vancouver and Mexico offices. He was instrumental in establishing the studio’s Los Angeles office and restructuring their film pipeline for a commercial environment.
Some of his advertising credits include work for Target, Xbox, Evian, EA, DirecTV, Volvo, Sony and Apple. He also contributed to the Fiat Super Bowl spot Little Blue Pill, and Intel’s What Lives Inside, starring Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, for the company’s Inside Films series.