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Jogger Welcomes Diana Cheng As Head of Production for the US Western Offices
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Jogger is excited to welcome Diana Cheng as Head of Production for the company’s Western offices.  The addition of Cheng enriches the company’s national and international production team as she collaborates with all Jogger locations throughout the US and in London.

“Diana’s brilliant,” says Jogger Creative Director Andy Brown. “It feels great to be welcoming such an exceptional Head of Production to our team at Jogger. She brings with her a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with Diana in the further development of Jogger.”

“Diana and Andy make an amazing team, we are excited to see them take Jogger to the next stage of the company’s development,” adds Michelle Eskin, Managing Partner at Jogger and Cut+Run.

Cheng joins the studio with over a decade of visual effects expertise producing VFX for such noted projects as Nike “Equality” Directed by Melina Matsoukas, and the AICP Show honoree Nike “Vapor Trail” directed by Mark Zibert both for Wieden & Kennedy, Samsung’s very 1st Super Bowl spot “Thing Called Love” directed by Bobby Farrelly for 72andSunny and the Douglas Avery-directed “Audi Force of Nature.”

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All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines Premieres On Amazon Prime Video with Dynamic Color By Nice Shoes
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Amazon Prime Video takes viewers behind-the-scenes of “the winningest program in college football” in All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines, documenting the team’s 2017 season. The series provides an intimate look at the lives of head coach Jim Harbaugh and his young team of student athletes. All eight episodes of the series premiered on Amazon Prime Video on April 6th. Leading post studio Nice Shoes, led by senior colorist Lenny Mastrandrea and executive producer Tara Holmes, collaborated with Amazon and The Montag Group to color grade and deliver the series with a stunning, rich HDR (High Dynamic Range) look.

As Prime Video has been one of the early providers of HDR content, offering almost all of their original series in HDR, the series needed to be graded in both HDR, and SDR (Standard Dynamic Range). With the two delivery formats, Nice Shoes developed a workflow in conjunction with Color Front, so that the project would be completed without having to grade it twice.

From the very start of the project, Mastrandrea found himself in a unique scenario, as the executive producer Jim Jorden has overseen the color grading process on many projects and post supervisor Christopher Rohlfs is an experienced colorist as well, having worked extensively with both the NFL and Nascar.

“This was a funny - but creatively rewarding - situation. The perspective and feedback I receive from clients is always extremely valuable, but it was interesting to be collaborating with a team that knew color as intimately as I do,” said Mastrandrea. “Especially when dealing with HDR, which offers up such an expanded color space. It was great to essentially be speaking in the same language and technical shorthand.”

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Jogger Los Angeles Welcomes Creative Director Andy Brown
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Creative Director Andy Brown has joined Jogger’s Western US office, from London. Andy led the development of Jogger London, with artistic contribution and leadership on such noted projects as the stage visuals for U2’s “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017,” and chart-topping music videos for Bloc Party, The Kooks, Charli XCX, Texas and Laura Mvula. In the branded space, Brown’s numerous credits include the multi award-winning ADOT PSA “Homeless Lights” via Ogilvy & Mather, as well as advertising projects for Adidas, Cadbury, Valentino, Glenmorangie, Agent Provocateur, Northwestern Mutual, La-Z-Boy and more. He’s also been involved in post and effects for short films such as “Foot in Mouth”, “Containment” and “Daisy” as well as movie title sequences (with The Morrison Studio), including “Jupiter Ascending,” “Collide,” “The Ones Below” and “Ronaldo.”

“Andy has such a wealth of experience in managing our sister VFX company in London along with his talents as a Creative Director,” notes Cut+Run Managing Partner Michelle Eskin. “This is a perfect opportunity for him to expand his role and further enhance our clients’ experience at Jogger.”

“This move is an incredible opportunity to work even more closely with my colleagues and friends in the US and to blend the experiences I’ve had with the vantage point of another richly creative community,” says Brown.  

Andy Brown got his start in the industry at MPC, where he worked for six years eventually assuming the role of Digital Online Editor. He then went on to work in senior VFX roles at many of London’s top post-production companies, before assuming Head of VFX at One Post. Following One Post’s merger with Rushes, Andy founded his own company Four Walls, establishing the company’s reputation for creative visual effects and finishing. Andy oversaw Four Walls’ merger with LA’s Jogger Studios in 2016. Andy has since helped form interconnections with Jogger’s teams in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin, with high-end VFX, motion graphics and color grading carried out on projects globally. 

“Jogger is fortunate to have somebody of Andy’s knowledge and talent cross the pond to work with us,” comments editor Steve Gandolfi. “His experience – both with our company and with clients of all kinds – enhances our ongoing emphasis on developing a trusted, personal relationship with our clients.”

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