Saints LA, a new visual effects, design and motion graphics boutique, has announced its opening in downtown Los Angeles and a three-spot ad campaign with Kodak as its first major project.
The facility will specialize in creating visuals for TV commercials, feature films, TV programs and promos, web content, video games and music videos.
Mark Larranaga and Zach Kinney founded the shop. Both have extensive experience in visual effects. ‘The economy has forced us to figure out more viable solutions on how to do better work, while concurrently keeping overhead down,’ the duo said in a statement. ‘Moving into the Los Angeles downtown area has given us the ability to do that ‘ not to mention the artistic vibe on Gallery Row, which is lots of fun. The amazing hotels and restaurants featured in this area makes our loft-style boutique even more appealing to all out of state producers and agencies.’
Mark Larranaga and Zach Kinney
Larranaga has been working in post-production since 1992 and has worked as a digital compositor and visual effects supervisor on a number of high profile movies, including 2012.
Kinney entered the visual effects and design business in 1994, working for R/Greenberg in New York. He later freelanced for such houses as EyeballNYC, Trollb’ck, and Psyop. He also worked as senior design director with Click 3X and worked for more than 150 major clients.
More details on Saints LA can be found online at its website, www.saintsvfx.com.