Fox’s new show The X Factor had a dramatic introduction during the Super Bowl as thousands of Xs came together to form the show’s host Simon Cowell. The reverse explosion of Cowell was produced by Fox, Three (One) O, Park Village Productions in collaboration with effects powerhouse Zoic Studios.
Client: FOX Broadcasting Company Joe Earley, President, Marketing & Communications Michael Vamosy, SVP, Design Brian Dollenmayer, SVP, On Air Promo Creative Dean Norris, SVP, Marketing & Special Projects, Special Ops. Barry Alexander, VP, On Air Promo Creative Justin Owens, VP, Broadcast Design Julio Cabral, Creative Director, On Air Promo Creative Golareh Safarian, Director, Special Projects & Production, Special Ops. Production Company (US): Three (ONE) O Executive Producer: Elaine R. Sibert Director: Norry Niven Production Company (UK): Park Village Productions Executive Producer: Nikki Chapman Senior Producer: Kate Phillips Line Producer: Mikey Levelle Visual Effects: Zoic Studios Creative Director: Andrew Orloff VFX supervisor: Doug Ludwig CG Supervisor: Andy Wilkoff Executive Producer: Gina Fiore Head of Production: Barbara Genicoff VFX Producer: Erin Hicke Compositing Supervisor/Flame compositor: Chris Irving Lead Compositor: Jon Chesson Compositor: Johnny Renzulli, Rodrigo Dorsch 3D team: Lochlon Johnston, Chris Barischoff, Eric Rosenthal VFX coordinator: Andrew Gilson Zoic Stage - Production manager: James Turek Zoic Stage Special Effects Supervisor: John Stirber Zoic Stage - Director of Photography: Barry Walton Zoic Engineering and Render Support: Saker Klippsten, Mike Romey, Paul Ghezzo, An Dang, Jason Bueno, Ramzi Daouk and Marshall Huffman 3D scanning Company: 4Dmax 3D fracture software provided by Fracture-FX