Shilo director Jose Gomez and his colleagues recently delivered a phenomenal campaign for NBC Universal's Syfy Channel, promoting the network's Oct. 1 launch of WWE's popular SmackDown series. In close collaborations with Syfy executives, renowned DP Jonathan Sela and many others, Jose combined live-action 35mm cinematography with original graphics and VFX artistry to create short, powerful vignettes...
...that cinematically render the signature moves of WWE superstars Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, and The Undertaker. Since 20 Sept., these vignettes have appeared in numerous TV spots, on Syfy's YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/SyfyImagineGreater), and in other high-profile venues.
We are very proud to present this director's cut from Jose.
As it has done within so many historic Shilo projects, Jose's passion for character development once again takes center stage in this Syfy WWE SmackDown campaign. "For me, it's all about working out the story and character development by delving into the emotional side and personifying the fascinating characters we shoot," he says.
Shilo also sends its deepest thanks to all their heavy-hitting collaborators, including Company 3 colorist Rob Sciarratta, composer Darrin Wiener and sound designer Gavin Little (both featured in the director's cut), the ultra-talented WWE superstars, and of course, their brilliant clients at Syfy. The complete credits listing appears below, along with information on Shilo's project toolset. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/BigMovesJG .
Complete Project Credits, "Syfy WWE SmackDown" Director's Cut
Project Name: "Syfy WWE SmackDown" Director's Cut
Film Location: Capital Milling Company Factory, Downtown Los Angeles.
Toolset: ARRI 35mm Motion Picture Cameras, Kodak Vision3 5219, Autodesk Maya, Maya Particles, Fume FX and Adobe After Effects.
SVP Marketing, Global Branding & Creative: Michael Engleman
Creative Director: Joe Loskywitz
Design Director: Brian Everett
Creative Executive: Steve Feder
Creative Director, Off-Air: Will Lee
Director Production & Project Management: Kate Leonard
Producer: Liz Gaffney
Production Manager: Miguel Rodriguez
Production Company: Shilo
City/State: Bicoastal, USA
Director: Jose Gomez
Director of Photography: Jonathan Sela
Creative Director: Jose Gomez
Associate Creative Director: Tom Green
Editor: Stuart Waks
Assistant Editor: Brian Bonus
Writer: Nathan Caswell
Lead Designers: Ed Laag, Jon Lorenz
VFX Supervisors: Nathan Davies, John Cherniack, Walter Schulz
3D Animation Lead: Blake Guest
Lighting/Rendering: Erik Anderson
3D Tracking: Tim Turner
3D Interns: Ronald Edward Calica, Bun Iv, John Bloch, Ryan Corcoran
2D Compositing: Tom Green, Ed Laag, Jon Lorenz, Nathan Davies, Fabio LaMarche
2D Interns: James Camanyag, Stephanie Corda
Senior Producer: Hilary Wright
On Set Producer: Joyce Walker
Line Producer: Kelly Amato
Executive Producers: Tracy Chandler, Arthur Portnoy
Telecine Company: Company 3
Colorist: Rob Sciarratta
Music: Darrin Wiener
Sound Design/Mix Company: ECHOLAB
Sound Designer/Mixer: Gavin Little
On-Camera Talent: Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, and The Undertaker
V.O. Talent: Paul Kinney, Studio Center