A new state-of-the-art post and vfx studio has opened its door in Santa Monica, Calif. Founded by creative director/lead fx artist Kiki Chansamone and exec producer Jason Forest, Bully Bros. specializes in full-service HD finishing for spots, expert compositing, RED and P2 conversions, 3D previz/storyboarding and on-set vfx supe work. The facility is housed at Christopher Sliney’s Playground Media Group.
Chansamone comes to Bully Bros. after nine years as lead Inferno artist at R!OT in Santa Monica, and Forest is the founder/exec producer of TV spot production house Bully Pictures in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
The new facility just finished campaigns for IW Group (Wal-Mart and Met-Life), DraftFCB (Taco Bell), Bozell/Jacobs (Alegent Health), Ogilvy & Mather (Nature Made), and Chiat/Day (Visa). Chansamone and Forest have been good friends since meeting on a Bacardi campaign several years ago. ‘We started Bully Bros. Post with the goal of creating a ‘family’ atmosphere, not just for ourselves, but for our clients as well,’ Chansamone says. ‘Artistically and technologically, we want to build a company that is based on working with well-known brands for well-known agencies.’
‘We’re not just a finishing house; from storyboard to delivery, we can do everything at the Playground,’ says Chansamone. ‘Because of our experience with effects supervision, we can work with agencies to cover everything from assisting on conceptual design, to working with creatives and directors to help determine the best ways to approach vfx shots. We also shoot second unit for green-screen, as well as production and capture for effects-oriented projects. For us, it’s all about being involved as early in the pipeline as possible.’
To learn more about the company, visit www.bullybrospost.com.