Flavor Adds Joshua Studebaker as CG Supervisor in LA
From the release:
The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the addition of Joshua Studebaker to their Los Angeles staff in the position of CG supervisor. The announcement was made by Executive Producer Darren Jaffe.
For more than eight years, Studebaker has been a go-to freelance CG artist in the Los Angeles marketplace, specializing in design, animation, dynamics, lighting/shading and compositing via Maya, C4D, Vray/Octane, Nuke and After Effects. A frequent collaborator with Flavor and its brand and agency partners, Studebaker has also worked with Alma Mater, Arsenal FX, Brand New School, Buck, Greenhaus GFX, Imaginary Forces and We Are Royale in the past five years alone.
In his new role with Flavor, Studebaker oversees visual effects and 3D services across the company’s global operations. “Along with being a great person to be around, Josh is simply one of the most talented artists I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” Jaffe began. “He has an unparalleled skillset and is equally driven to grow as a technician and an artist.
“Our creative capacity and our capabilities are growing as a global studio,” Jaffe continued, “and bringing Josh in to help shape our pipeline across multiple offices will be invaluable to maximizing our creativity and production expertise to benefit every partner, artist and project.”
Flavor’s industry-leading talents in its Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit studios have direct access to premier color-grading, VFX and picture finishing technologies like Autodesk Lustre and Flame Premium, for starters. Also, through the greater Cutters Studios network’s world-class talents and full-service production/post-production operations – in those cities, and in New York, Tokyo and Kansas City – Flavor’s production mastery continues to soar. Studebaker’s leadership and artistic talents are expected to be felt throughout the company, from initial design explorations to final deliverables.
“After collaborating on some amazing projects over the last few years, we all are extremely excited that Josh is joining us full time,” added Flavor’s Creative Director for Color and VFX, Brian Higgins. “Bringing him aboard feels like a natural progression. We’re super excited to see what his considerable creative and technical talents will bring.”
Flavor Creative Director Jason Cook also has a long history of working with Studebaker, and deep respect for his talent. “What I love most about Josh is that he is both technical and a really amazing artist and designer,” he said. “Adding him is a huge boon to the Flavor family, instantly elevating our production capabilities tenfold. With Josh onboard, our future is truly unlimited.”
Flavor has always emphasized creativity as a key ingredient, and according to Studebaker, that’s what attracted him. “I see Flavor as a place to grow my creative and design skills, as well as help bring more standardization to our process in house,” he explained. “My vision is to help Flavor become more agile and more efficient, and to do our best work together!”