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Volt Studios Expands


Minneapolis-based commercial post studio Volt announced two new hires in its VFX division and the launch of new remote color viewing services through MPC (The Moving Picture Company). In addition, the company has signed editor Jonathan Del Gatto for exclusive Midwest representation.

“This is an exciting time for Volt Studios,” company co-founder Charlie Lach said. “When we started the company we decided to build with talent and strategic partners that share our philosophy of client service and enthusiasm for the industry.”

“It’s been a lot of work, but we’ve finally gotten to where we envisioned Volt Studios when we started up over five years ago,” added company president Steve Medin. “I’m extremely proud of our staff and the effort they’ve all put in as we grow.”

MPC’s remote viewing services gives Volt Studios’ clients access to real-time sessions with noted Los Angeles-based colorists Mark Gethin and Ricky Gausis through a proprietary network between Volt Studios and MPC.

“When we looked at setting up remote viewing in Minneapolis, we searched for a company trusted by major brands and agency clients in the region,” Ed Koenig, MPC telecine development manager said. “Volt Studios was named time and time again. The collaboration between Volt Studios and MPC extends creative opportunities for everyone.”

Building on the company’s creative editing division, launched in fall 2011 with editor Erik Carlson, award-winning editor Jonathan Del Gatto has signed with Volt Studios for exclusive Midwest representation. Del Gatto has earned numerous awards including a Cannes Gold Lion, a Sundance Short Filmmaking Award, and eight AICP Show honors including the first AICP Next award for the Chambers Hotel films for BDM. Del Gatto’s recent long-format work includes Paul Williams- Still Alive, which premieres in June in New York and Los Angeles, and Comedy Central’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus.

“It’s great when the people with whom you like to work are also the best in their market, and this is true of Volt Studios,” Del Gatto said. “Their on-the-ground knowledge of the Minneapolis market is unmatched and I am excited about the opportunity to be associated with the company.”

Also, Volt Studios has hired John Chadbourn and Amber Navarette for its VFX/motion graphics department. After Effects/VFX artist Chadbourn comes to Volt Studios after seven years of motion graphics at Jagged Edge. His work in visual effects and design includes commercials for Gerber, Smirnoff and Advil. Navarette is an accomplished creative editor and After Effects artist who joined Volt Studios from design and marketing firm Space 150. Her work there includes two of the most prevalent billboards in Times Square – American Eagle Outfitters and Quicksilver. Prior to Space 150 she was the go-to in-house editor at Cole McVoy.

“With a proven technical capability, creative instincts, and sparkling personalities, John and Amber are a great fit for Volt Studios,” said Randy Gackstetter, partner and creative director. “We are excited to share this new talent base and the partnership with Jonathan and MPC.”

Volt Studios provides creative post services to commercial agencies on work for Subaru, Cadillac, Payless, Gerber, Simmons and more.

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