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Mark Dennison Editor: Production Company: Mark Dennison Effects Artist:
Online/VFX: Mark Dennison, Riot Pictures
Digital Artist Dennison Joins R!ot Santa Monica
Mark Dennison, a digital artist with a strong following among leading commercial directors and an extensive list of awards, has joined R!OT Santa Monica as Senior Visual Effects Artist.He arrives from Mixin Pixels in Santa Monica, where his credits included the Visa "Kangaroo Dreams" spot for BBDO New York, which won the AICP Excellence Award."Mark is a very skillful artist and he has earned the trust and respect of some of the most talented creatives in the commercial industry," said R!OT Santa Monica Managing Director Marcie Malooly.Since the announcement of his joining R!OT, Dennison has been off to a quick and noteworthy start.His first project is the American Film Institutes' high profile television special counting down the top 100 songs in American Movies, "AFI'S 100 Years...100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies."As a co-founder of Mixin Pixels in 1998, Dennison worked on national commercials for Boeing, Occidental Petroleum, Chevrolet, Acura and Verizon, among other top tier brands, garnering multiple national and international honors for graphics and visual effects work.His awards include the AICP Excellence Award; three London International Advertising Award Finalists for Television/Cinema Special Effects; the Telly Award for Best Visual Effects; two International Monitor Awards, one for Best Promo and the other for Best Electronic Special Effects; and a Silver Medal for Best Computer Animation from the Annual Film and Television Festival of New York."I am excited about joining the world-class team of talent at R!OT, and working with the latest technology and tools," stated Dennison.In his bay, he will be working on both the Smoke Tezro and Henry platforms.In joining R!OT, Dennison is also eager to work on Digital Intermediates and the creative opportunities the process provides.Dennison began his career, as a telecine artist and computer graphic artist at Trans-American Video in Hollywood, where he received his first Emmy Award nomination for the animated open of Disney's children's television show "Kaleidoscope Concerts."From there, he went on to Complete Post in Hollywood, as an editor and lead graphic artist, garnering three additional Emmy nominations and winning the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Graphic Design and Title Sequences for "Caroline in the City."R!OT Santa Monica is located at 702/730 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.
Hypeworld - October 2002
"It was exciting to work on such great-looking, high-profile spots and to, once again, collaborate with Crew Cuts/West's Editor Bob Jenkis," says Mixin Pixls' Founder Mark Dennison who created a number of digital effects, compositing and executed Henry online for the project.
Hypeworld - September 2002
Mixin Pixls Henry Artist Mark Dennison recently placed the finishing touches on a hilarious new commercial for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).
The spot promotes the Las Vegas Fantasy Sweepstakes being offered by the LVCVA in partnership with search engine Yahoo. "Hell Hole" begins with a man receiving a notice that he has won the sweepstakes. "Now I can kiss this dump good-bye," he announces dramatically, while the camera pulls back to reveal that his "dump," is a grand mansion, the stuff of dreams. Overjoyed, he practically skips through his villa, saying au reviour to the not-so-grand foyer (a giant entrance), his three star chefs, and his so-called flea-bitten mutt (which appears as neatly groomed as a champion purebred.) "Whoever you are," explains the authoritative voice-over, "being a high-roller is better.