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Artjail Ups Christoph Schroer to CD/Partner in New York

From the release:

VFX studio Artjail is pleased to announce the promotion of Christoph Schröer from VFX Supervisor to Creative Director / Partner of its New York studio. In his new role, Christoph will be leveraging his skills and experience to further enhance the quality in Artjail’s projects and empower its team to continue pushing the creative envelope.

Christoph began his career at some of the largest visual effects studios in Germany and Switzerland, where he worked on multiple Mercedes-Benz spots, two global Volkswagen campaign launches, and BMW ‘Rev Up Your Family’. Swiftly becoming one of the most renowned talents to lead on automotive projects, he was sought out by The Mill and brought over to the US in 2016 to be a Senior Compositor and VFX Supervisor. There, he led VFX teams for high-profile clients such as Samsung, Visa, and Cartier, even working on Nissan’s extensive Tech Drive 360 VR experience.

The past two decades have been studded with successes for Christoph, including collaborations with acclaimed directors like Tarsem Singh, Rupert Sanders, and Jonah Hill, and DPs Robert Elswit, Darius Khondji, and Greig Fraser. Consistently producing work of the highest calibre, Christoph has earned industry recognition for numerous projects time and time again. Highlights include Hennessy ‘Major’, a Super Bowl spot directed by Derek Cianfrance which won a Cannes Lions shortlist for Best VFX on top of a Bronze Clio and ADC acknowledgment, as well as Icelandic electro pop band aYia’s abstract and cinematic ‘Easy’ music video from Salomon Lighthelm, selected for a Stash Best of and Vimeo Staff Pick. Up next is a Mercedes campaign from Merkley+Partners and director Cokau, made with a spread of cutting edge tech.

Christoph Schröer: “The Artjail team is one of the best I’ve ever worked with: an amazing mix of talent and genuinely good people whose collaborative spirit is palpable both within the studio and in their challenging work. Pivotally, Artjail has given me creative freedom and exposure to innovative projects which have sharpened my technical skills, broadened my creative horizons, and strengthened my leadership abilities – all further refined by an emphasis on feedback and continuous learning. Its unique approach is one that resonates deeply with me, supporting creative control by assigning one or two people to spearhead VFX from start to finish, and working closely with the agency, director, DP, and production designer to bring ideas to life.”

Steve Mottershead, ECD/Founding Partner: “Christoph is the ideal figure to spearhead our most significant projects and teams. His unparalleled creative and technical skills are matched only by his ability to lead by example, driving every project and team he is a part of towards excellence in the most motivating manner. From internal teams to clients alike, he’s earned widespread admiration and respect. This promotion is not only a recognition of his contributions but also a testament to the pivotal role we foresee for him at Artjail.”

John Skeffington, Managing Director/Partner: “Christoph has pushed the Artjail brand since his arrival. His artistry is top notch, his work ethic lifts everyone around him to greater heights, and he’s always shown a level of leadership by example that you would desire in a partner. As Artjail continues to grow its footprint and offerings, it’s the right time to bring another set of fresh ideas and eyes to the leadership team in New York.”