The creative alliance between Brian Buongiorno’s Tone Visuals and Lucky Post brings high-end visual effects finishing and colour services to the newly launched Dallas post house. Buongiorno designed Tone Visuals' new Dallas-based colour and VFX suite at Lucky Post, and welcomes its first project next week.
Buongiorno met the team at Lucky Post via its sister company Directorz, lending his colour talent to a variety of commercials helmed by the production company during the past three years. The conversation surrounding a formal collaboration evolved when Lucky Post opened earlier this year. The resulting alliance allows for a streamlined and efficient creative process for clients.
“This is a partnership borne out of mutual respect and admiration, and a genuine enthusiasm for the industry,” says Buongiorno. “It is a dream situation to have a home within Lucky Post – and create a unique environment for clients in collaboration with (EP) Jessica Berry and her team.
“Brian has the perfect blend of talent, creativity and technical acumen – and is amazing with clients,” comments Lucky Post EP Jessica Berry. “He brings all of that and his entrepreneurial viewpoint to the company.”
Creative Director/Digital Colourist Brian Buongiorno has worked as a Digital Colourist, Lead Visual Effects Artist and Visual Effects Supervisor for national commercials in collaboration with agencies BBDO, Campbell-Ewald, Campbell Mithun, Carmichael Lynch, DDB, Deutsch, GSD&M, Fallon, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, mcgarrybowen, Publicis, RPA, Saatchi & Saatchi/LA, TM Advertising, The Richards Group, and Weiden + Kennedy. In 2010 opened Tone Visuals, Inc. to deliver VFX, colour services and digital workflow to directors, editorial companies and advertising agencies. Under his own entity, Brian Buongiorno Visual Effects from 2001 to 2010, he worked on a contract basis with visual effects companies throughout the US including A52, Digital Domain, Sea Level and Brewster Parsons.
Prior to 2001, Buongiorno was at 525 in the roles of Lead Visual Effects Artist, Lead Digital Editor, Digital Editor/Compositor, Online Editor and Offline Editor. There, he supervised and composited both live action and computer generated images for national commercial spots, music videos, episodic television, and feature film projects; and attended and supervised visual effects production shoots.
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