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Skeffington Breaks into Artjail

Former MPC NY senior producer John Skeffington takes over as the new head of production at Manhattan VFX boutique Artjail.

From the release:

New York based VFX shop Artjail is pleased to announce that John Skeffington has joined the team as Head of Production.

Skeffington is a producer with a knack for paying attention to detail and a disposition conducive for making clients feel comfortable. He brings an infectious energy with him that aligns with the studio.

His portfolio boasts a wide breadth of experience. Skeffington arrived at Artjail from MPC New York where he served as senior producer. He ran the University of Phoenix & Fidelity accounts and produced ads for Cadillac, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Sprite, American Airlines, Allstate, Pennzoil and the American Heart Association, and worked with several reputed ad agencies, including Arnold Boston, Translation and Mother among many others.

“John is awesome. He’s on top of the work constantly and is always out to try and get the best out of his team. I have known John for quite some time and his ability to take direction and make it work always impresses me. ” says director Christian Bevilacqua of Anonymous Content.

“John’s experience and ethos aligns perfectly with Artjail’s continued growth and culture. We couldn’t be more excited to have him as part of the team.” Says Artjail Creative Director Steve Mottershead.

Prior to MPC, Skeffington was a freelance producer at the Mill where he worked on accounts including Budweiser, Mentos, OfficeMax, PUMA,, Pfizer, collaborating with a number of top agencies including Anomaly, JWT, Droga5, The Martin Agency. Before that, he was a producer at Quiet Man for brands including Gillette Men’s, Gillette Venus, M&M, GE, Givenchy, Arby’s.

Artjail is a VFX boutique residing in Chinatown NYC that specializes in Compositing, CG, complicated VFX shots, Beauty, Retouch, Automotive, Color Grading, and Finishing. Some of their tools include Flame, Nuke, Smoke, Lustre, Flare, After Effects, Maya, 3DS Max, and Real Flow. They work on projects for Broadcast and Web Commercials, Feature films, and Video Art.

Artjail recently announced an affiliation with Analog, a London based independent Creative Visual Effects Studio.?