SANTA MONICA, CA — AFX Creative (afx.tv), which specializes in VFX, design/motion, color and editorial for the advertising and entertainment industries, has expanded its leadership team and concurrently hired seasoned systems engineer and administrator Toby Gallo to serve as its new director of technology. Gallo most recently worked at Shed, where he oversaw systems and network administration, and periphery management. Previously, he’s worked for companies such as Technicolor, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Digiscope, Nickelodeon, Gradient Effects, and World Wide Broadcasting.
AFX Creative also announced the promotions of Esther Minitser to head of production, Jessica Amburgey to senior color producer and Stefan Kim to production coordinator. Minitser most recently served as VFX producer for the past three years and has been with the studio since 2015. Amburgey joined AFX Creative in October 2020 as a color producer. Previously, she served in a similar capacity at The Mill in Culver City, CA. And Kim first joined the studio in June 2018. He previously served as head of client services.