Dallas-based post house, Lucky Post announced that it has forged a creative alliance with Brian Buongiorno’s Tone Visuals, bringing high-end visual effects finishing and color services to the newly launched facility. Tone Visuals’ new color and VFX suite at Lucky Post will be welcoming its first project next week.
Buongiorno met the team at Lucky Post via its sister company Directorz, lending his color talent to a variety of commercials helmed by the production company over the past three years. The conversation surrounding a formal collaboration evolved when Lucky Post opened earlier this year. The resulting alliance creates a streamlined creative process for clients.
“This is a partnership borne out of mutual respect and admiration, and a genuine enthusiasm for the industry,” said Buongiorno. “It is a dream situation to have a home within Lucky Post – and create a unique environment for clients in collaboration with (Lucky Post EP) Jessica Berry and her team.”
“Brian has the perfect blend of talent, creativity and technical acumen – and is amazing with clients,” said Berry. “He brings all of that and his entrepreneurial viewpoint to the company.”
Buongiorno has worked as a digital colorist, lead visual effects artist and visual effects supervisor for national commercials in collaboration with agencies BBDO, Campbell-Ewald, Campbell Mithun, Carmichael Lynch, DDB, Deutsch, GSD&M, Fallon, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, mcgarrybowen, Publicis, RPA, Saatchi & Saatchi/LA, TM Advertising, The Richards Group and Weiden + Kennedy.
In 2010, he opened Tone Visuals to deliver VFX, color services and digital workflow to directors, editorial companies and advertising agencies. Under his own entity, Brian Buongiorno Visual Effects from 2001 to 2010, he worked on a contract basis with visual effects companies throughout the U.S. including A52, Digital Domain, Sea Level and Brewster Parsons.
Prior to 2001, Buongiorno was at 525 in the roles of lead visual effects artist, lead digital editor, digital editor/compositor, online editor and offline editor. There, he supervised and composited both live-action and computer-generated images for national commercial spots, music videos, episodic television and feature film projects.