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 (, 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 .

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. Advertiser/Client: Syfy 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

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    Besides your contribution to the dumbing down of America, the continued collapse of our civilization, how the fuck do you people sleep at night?


    Nov 07, 2012

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