ATLANTA — Editorial, finishing, and VFX studio Uppercut (https://uppercutedit.com) has added two team members to its recently opened Atlanta office. Flame artist Chelsea Pistono is new to their roster, while editor George Dodsworth moves to the studio from Uppercut's flagship shop in New York City.
Pistono (pictured) began her career in the creative industry in New York, where she spent more than seven years working in VFX at both boutique post houses and global studios. In 2017 she moved to Atlanta, bringing her expertise in visual effects and beauty retouching. Her credits include work on projects for Tom Ford, Reebok, Revlon, Calvin Klein, Samsung and Coca-Cola.
As an editor, Dodsworth is known for creating emotional stories. "I want to make them laugh or cry in 30 seconds or less," he says.
These skills were put to work on a recent project for Volvo, called Safety Heroes. Some of his other clients include Bluecross, Toyota, Verizon, Mercedes and Adidas. Dodsworth's relocation to Atlanta marks the Brit's return to the city, as he first moved to Atlanta post college, living there for two years.
“Our Atlanta office is growing even mightier with the addition of these outstanding creative talents,” notes Uppercut managing director Lisa Houck. “Chelsea’s attention to detail, creative outlook, and VFX experience is such a welcome addition. George is a talented young editor who brings so much feeling to his work. We can’t wait to get them situated in Atlanta and make great work.”