MPC LA announced that it has hired Jason Schugardt as head of 3D. Schugardt has over 19 years of VFX experience in both commercials and feature films. He brings on-set and supervisory experience from around the world, having spent time at boutiques and large facilities including Sony Imageworks, Weta Digital, MPC Film, Asylum VFX, and most recently, Method Studios.
His commercial reel includes projects such as Skittles‘ Super Bowl 2015 spot “Settle It” directed by Dante Ariola and Sonos‘ “Face Off” Super Bowl 2014 spot directed by Mark Romanek. He has also led projects for Acura and Time Warner Cable for Nicolai Fuglsig as VFX supervisor, and Kia and EA Battlefield for Noam Murro as CG supervisor. Among his feature achievements, he has worked on four Oscar-winning films including David Fincher‘s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Peter Jackson‘s King Kong.
“I’m excited to be part of the world-class team at MPC LA,” said Schugardt. “My focus is to bring our talented people together to ensure a very personalized experience to clients, while drawing on the strength and scale of MPC’s global network. Together, we will instill a special blend of creative workflow and technical expertise into every project that passes through our doors.”
“Jason is a critical piece of our leadership team,” said Andrew Bell, MPC LA managing director. “His perspective, having worked on projects of all shapes and sizes from around the world, will be invaluable… I look forward to his wide range of skills, experience and leadership qualities benefiting the studio.”