MPC LA Hires Renowned Visual Effects Supervisor & Artist Rob Hodgson as VFX Creative Director; Casey McIntyre Promoted to Creative Director, MPC Creative
By thelaegotist / / MPC Los Angeles is pleased to announce Rob Hodgson has joined the studio as VFX Creative Director for the Advertising division. A well respected and accomplished Visual Effects Supervisor and Artist, his body of work includes Ang Lee’s Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (for which Hodgson received a BAFTA nomination for visual effects), and award-winning commercials such as Kia “Dream Car,” GE “Ideas Are Scary” (both directed by Noam Murro) and Jell-O “Comb Over” (directed by Ulf Johansson). Hodgson joins CD Paul O’Shea to lead the studio’s renowned VFX team, behind recent work such as Nike “The Conductor,” Gatorade “The Dribble Effect” and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Seize Glory.” Hodgson’s career spans over two decades and continents designing and executing VFX for feature films, commercials, music videos and film trailers. Additional highlights of his film work are Oscar-winning American Beauty (directed by Sam Mendes), X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn) and Inception (Christopher Nolan), as well as commercials for Visa, BMW, Apple, Guinness, DirecTV, Vizio and Nike, to note only a few, and music videos such as “Get Like Me” for David Banner feat. Chris Brown. He began his career in VFX at MPC London, and has also worked with commercial studios such as Method NY/LA and Brickyard VFX, film facilities such as Double Negative and Hydraulx and film studios such as Disney, Fox and Sony Pictures Classics. Hodgson’s creative collaborations extend to an esteemed cross section of A-list directors, among them Paul Haggis, Henry Alex Rubin, Sam Bayer, Dante Ariola and Reynald Gresset. He joins MPC as it readies for a move this summer to a state-of-the-art 25,000-square-foot new studio in Culver City. In addition, MPC LA has promoted Casey McIntyre to Creative Director of content production arm MPC Creative from Art Director. She joins CD Eric Anderson leading the burgeoning division’s directorial, design and animation team. McIntyre has been integral most recently to projects such as Faraday Future’s highly praised brand launch film for CES 2016 and main-on-end titles for Sony Pictures’ hit film Goosebumps. As Art Director of MPC Creative for the past four years, McIntyre’s credits include Microsoft “HoloLens,” Nike “Game On” and Deutsche Telekom “Heartbeat,” and as Director her credits include brand idents for China Movie Media Group and commercials for Sketchers. She began her career in Sydney at Resolution Design and later Fin Design + Effects. In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles and joined Motion Theory as Senior Designer for three years, before landing at MPC in 2012.