We are proud to be part of bringing to life the launch campaign for WWE's popular SmackDown series on NBC Universal's SyFy. Directed by Jose Gomez, these spots combine live-action 35mm cinematography with original graphics and VFX artistry to create short, powerful vignettes that cinematically render the signature moves of WWE superstars Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, and The Undertaker. As it has within so many historic Shilo projects, Jose's passion for character development once again takes center stage in this campaign. "For me, it's all about working out the story and character development by delving into the emotional side and personifying the fascinating characters we shoot."

More info: bit.ly/BigMovesJG

Project Name: "Syfy WWE SmackDown" Director's Cut
Film Location: Capital Milling Company Factory, Downtown Los Angeles.
Toolset: ARRI 35mm Motion Picture Cameras, Kodak Vision3 5219, Autodesk Maya, Maya Particles, Fume FX and Adobe After Effects.

Advertiser/Client:  Syfy
SVP Marketing, Global Branding & Creative: Michael Engleman
Creative Director: Joe Loskywitz
Design Director: Brian Everett
Creative Executive: Steve Feder
Creative Director, Off-Air: Will Lee
Director Production & Project Management: Kate Leonard
Producer: Liz Gaffney
Production Manager: Miguel Rodriguez

Production Company: Shilo
City/State: Bicoastal, USA
Director: Jose Gomez
Director of Photography: Jonathan Sela
Creative Director: Jose Gomez
Associate Creative Director: Tom Green
Editor: Stuart Waks
Assistant Editors: Brian Bonus, Akira Chan
Writer: Nathan Caswell
Lead Designers: Ed Laag, Jon Lorenz
VFX Supervisors: Nathan Davies, John Cherniack, Walter Schulz
3D Animation Lead: Blake Guest
Lighting/Rendering: Erik Anderson
3D Tracking: Tim Turner
3D Interns: Ronald Edward Calica, Bun Iv, John Bloch, Ryan Corcoran
2D Compositing: Tom Green, Ed Laag, Jon Lorenz, Nathan Davies, Fabio LaMarche
2D Interns: James Camanyag, Stephanie Corda
Senior Producer: Hilary Wright
On Set Producer: Joyce Walker
Line Producer: Kelly Amato
Executive Producers: Tracy Chandler, Arthur Portnoy

Telecine Company: Company 3
Colorist: Rob Sciarratta

Music: Darrin Wiener

Sound Design/Mix Company: ECHOLAB
Sound Designer/Mixer: Gavin Little

On-Camera Talent: Big Show, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, and The Undertaker
V.O. Talent: Paul Kinney, Studio Center


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