LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK CITY — Bicoastal production company ArtClass (www.artclasscontent.com) has signed director Shaun Collings for representation. A versatile director and creative director known for his design-driven storytelling, Collings’ body of work encompasses projects for Under Armour, Acura, General Mills, Oculus, Nike, TaylorMade, and ESPN, the latter of which included the award-winning, deepfake-style spot for the network’s The Last Dance documentary, featuring sports broadcaster Kenny Mayne.
As a director at ArtClass, Collings will focus on commercials, promos and branded content for linear and digital platforms. He will also draw on his experience as a creative director to advise and build on the company’s post production capabilities. Collings freelanced with ArtClass prior to joining the company. In addition to his ESPN work with ArtClass during this time, he also served as director/creative director on the Philo rebrand campaign. Other freelance stops include Elastic, Prologue and Motion Theory.
“Shaun and I go way back, so it has been fun watching him grow into the director’s chair after having established himself as a sought-after creative director,” says ArtClass executive producer/partner Geno Imbriale. “His eye for design translates well to framing a live-action scene and finding those little details behind every great story. His deep understanding of the VFX and post process is also a huge asset as we are constantly looking for ways to elevate our pipeline and create more efficiently. He brings great passion in the process. I know because we’ve pulled off some impossible projects together.”