Timber Collaborates With Leo Burnett/Detroit On Buick Commercial Featuring Amazon’s Alexa

The visual effects & design team at Timber collaborated closely with agency creatives at Leo Burnett/Detroit over the summer on the recent Buick commercial, featuring Amazon’s Alexa. Unveiling the first-ever Buick Encore GX SUV with available Alexa built-in, the spot is scheduled to air throughout the fall. It's not a Buick, it's an Alexa.

Client: Buick & Amazon


Agency: Leo Burnett/Detroit

Agency Producer: Meredith Grimm

SVP Creative Director: Steve Glinski

SVP Creative Director: Tim Thomas

Associate Creative Director: Diane Schomer

Associate Creative Director: David Charlton

SVP Director of Integrated Production: Brian Dooley

Production Business Manager: Sarah Romain


Production Company: Furlined

Director: Brian Aldrich

Producer: Jason Gilbert


Editorial Company: Arcade

Editor: Paul Martinez

Assistant Editor: Dean Miyahira

Sr. Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb

Executive Producer: Crissy DeSimone

Managing Partner: Damian Stevens

VFX & Design Company: Timber

Lead Flame Artist: Brian Shneider

Flame Artist: Andrew MacDonald

Nuke Artist: Artur Elson

Flame Assistant: Alice Cen

Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb

Executive Producer: Lisa Houck 


Postproduction Company: Company 3/Los Angeles

Colorist: Dave Hussy

Producer: Gabriel Wakeman

Audio Postproduction Company: Evolution Audio

Mixer: Russ Fitzpatrick

Producer: Renee Buckley


Mazda Credits:


Client: Mazda


Agency: Garage Team Mazda

Chief Creative Officer: Steve Chavez

Executive Producer: Jeff Perino


Production Company: Tool of North America

Director: Erich Joiner


Editorial Company: Arcade

Executive Producer: Crissy DeSimone

Managing Partner: Damian Stevens

Sr. Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb

Editors: Paul Martinez

Assistant Editor: Dean Miyahira


Visual Effects & Design Company: Timber

Executive Producer: Lisa Houck

Flame Artists: Brian Shneider, Alice Cen

CG for Fireflies: Jon Lorenz

Nuke Artist: Artur Elson

Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb


Postproduction Company: Company 3/Los Angeles

Colorist: Siggy Ferstl

Producer: Matt Moran


Audio Postproduction Company: Lime Studios

Mixer: Joel Waters

Producer: Kayla Phungglan

Executive Producer: Susie Boyajan


About Timber: Timber was founded for the sole purpose of creating compelling content for clients. We put design first and strive to look at each project as a unique opportunity to make something memorable. From design and illustration to visual effects and finishing, our collective experience draws from a wide range of disciplines. Timber’s talented team honed their skills at some of the most respected design and post-production companies in the industry. Our goal is to help our clients fully realize all their creative endeavors.

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