Chris Bernier joined MPC as VFX supervisor and CG lead. “We are delighted that Chris has joined our growing team,” NY executive producer Justin Brukman said. “Chris is an immense creative talent as demonstrated by his impressive reel. We’re looking forward to him taking the lead on a number of projects. Both our creative and production teams are thrilled to have him on board.”
Bernier has developed a substantial body of work, having worked with brands including GE, Cheetos, SNL, Pepsi, and IBM. Recently, he worked as CG lead on spots for Coca-Cola, Norfolk Southern, Nintendo, Dawn and Gillette, and this year’s Milk campaign ad that ran during the 2013 Super Bowl. His work on the Norfolk Southern spot earned him a VES nomination.
“What makes MPC a good fit for me is their “family” structure,” Bernier said. “It has a nice combination of the unique personality of a smaller VFX house – its own creative perspective and voice where collaboration and input between all artists is essential – combined with the backbone, resources and knowledge of a global company reaching all the way to the biggest current film projects.”
Having obtained his BFA in computer graphics from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Bernier worked his way through freelance CG work at Curious Pictures, followed by QuietMan, after which he went to work at The Mill as senior 3D lead artist and VFX supervisor until earlier this year. As a member of MPC’s creative team, Bernier brings with him a skillset to aide MPC in continuing its work.