< img src="https://gims.maydream.com/r/w120-h80-f1/aHR0cHM6Ly8xYzc0OTBjMDA1NTcyM2IyYWZmYy04ZjQ3NWYyZmEzOTRiYzg0NTM5MTdlMWZiNzMyMWIzMy5zc2wuY2YxLnJhY2tjZG4uY29tL25vbWFkLWVkaXRpbmctY29tcGFueS02Njk5NjMyXzE2MzIxNjgxMDkuanBn"/ > On the heels of noteworthy additions such as Executive Creative Director Chadwick Halbritter and Partners Brandon Porter and Conor O’Neill, Nomad is continuing to broaden its rich imaginative group with the addition of Senior Lead Flame Artist Steve Morris to its New York City studio.
Morris signs up with Nomad after seven years as a Senior Flame Artist at Approach, where he dealt with campaigns for brands such as Squarespace (featuring Oscar the Grouch and a Super Bowl spot with Winona Ryder), Heath and Johnson & Johnson via UM, and Comcast for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics via Spark Foundry. Prior to Method, Morris invested nearly 5 years as a VFX Artist at Company3.
In addition to his huge library of industrial work, Morris is no stranger to long kind content, having actually collaborated with Marvel on numerous tasks including Guardians of the Galaxy 2 andThe Protectors. His work has actually likewise been featured in smash hit movies like Drive, Tower Break-in, Extremely Loud and Extremely Closeand Runaway, to name a few.
“The important things I like most about what I do, is that every commercial, video, film, trailer and shot is a brand-new challenge and something new to develop,” Morris discusses. “That’s what makes being a Flame artist so incredible. Every day is something various.”
As Wanderer’s Senior Lead Flame Artist, Morris is eagerly anticipating the prospect of being part of such a varied and talented group. Initially attracted by the dynamic structure of Wanderer’s organization, Morris cited ending up being more intimately included with the innovative elements of each project. “I desired something new that would permit me to be more immersed in all aspects of the procedure, and given that Nomad is known as a creative editorial business initially, I enjoyed the concept of having the ability to be involved in the jobs from the early phases of post production.”
Wanderer’s NYC VFX team has been growing greatly over the past year, beginning with incorporating more CG and design tasks into their editing tasks and now branching even more into independent VFX worlds. In addition to supervising all this work at Nomad New York City, Morris will also assist mentor other east coast artists, and will collaborate with Wanderer’s global VFX groups in LA, London, and Tokyo.
Nomad Partner/EP Jennifer Lederman noted, “We value strong creative leadership paired with a friendly character as part of our values. Steve is such an important conduit in between the editors, directors, and customers, so choosing the best fit to represent our brand was an essential consideration. As soon as we began talking, it was immediately apparent that he would fit right in. His incredible talent and huge experience were precisely what we were searching for. When you add that to his friendly attitude, the decision was even easier.”
To help manage the quick growth in New York City, Nomad is likewise inviting Head of VFX Production Alyssa St. Vincent. She joins the business from her latest role as Executive Producer for Taylor James/ Smoke & Mirrors. Prior to that, she served as an EP for Strange & Wonderful and Eight VFX, where in addition to her business work, she likewise worked on movies like Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nationand Craig Gilespie’s I, Tonya. Her impressive credits include work on brands such as BMW, Rolex, Nike, AT&T, Puma and Mountain Dew, garnering numerous awards at Cannes and the D&AD Awards. Additionally, St. Vincent and Lederman served on the AICP Board of Directors for a number of years together. St. Vincent summed up, “I love the energy at Wanderer, and I’m so pleased and looking forward to jumping in during this exciting period of growth.”