- Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2016
- LOS ANGELES (AP)
VFX supervisor and lead artist Michael Gregory has joined MPC Los Angeles as head of 2D. He comes on board from MPC London where for the past 13 years he has worked on such notable spots as Channel 4’s Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix-winner “Meet the Superhumans” for the Paralympics Games. Gregory brings expertise leading teams on large-scale projects, an exemplary aesthetic sensibility and long-standing relationships with top directors to his new role.
Gregory has worked with top-tier directors such as Jonathan Glazer, Traktor, Nick Gordon, Noam Murro, Mark Romanek, Tom Tagholm and Neil Gorringe. Gregory has won a host of awards, including a VES honor for Outstanding Animated Commercial for Cadbury’s “Spots v Stripes” and a D&AD Pencil and British Arrow for Channel 4’s “Street Summer” campaign, for which he helped develop an innovative new filming technique.
Gregory joins as MPC LA readies for a move this summer to a new state-of-the-art, 25,000-square-feet studio space in Culver City, where it will integrate its diverse capabilities in advertising and film encompassing VFX, content production, color grading, VR and film pre-production and VFX supervision onto one floor. “It’s going to be fantastic to have every department on the same floor,” Gregory said. “The best work always comes from collaboration. Great communication between different disciplines always achieves the greatest results.”
“Michael joining from the London studio will help us maintain the MPC culture as we expand,” said Paul O’Shea, Creative Director, MPC LA. “His work ethic, creative values and passion to create work of the highest standards make him a great mentor for the team. These days we work with MPC teams globally on projects so moving talent between offices is very healthy for us.”
Andrew Bell, managing director, MPC LA, said of Gregory, “Having come up the ranks at MPC London, he truly represents the high standards of our culture. I’m looking forward to seeing his contribution to our work and clients, as well as his influence on our up-and-coming talent.”
MPC maintains studios in London, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York, Bangalore, Montreal, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Shanghai and Paris.