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Kirk Shintani and Christopher Janney

Kirk and Christopher from A52 chat about their work at A52. We learn about the history of the company as well as some of the amazing work, including the Daredevil main title and Nissan #WithDad spots which got them nominated for Emmys this year. They are an extremely creative company which plays of their expertise in Directing, editing, and VFX.


A52 Website

A52 Vimeo Page

Elastic Vimeo Page

Marvel’s Daredevil Main Title from Elastic on Vimeo.

Network | Netflix
Studio | Marvel

Creative Director | Patrick Clair
Designer(s) | Paul Kim, Kevin Heo, Yi-Jen Liu, Henry DeLeon
Producer | Carol Salek
Production Coordinator | Kyle McIntyre
Executive Producer | Jennifer Sofio Hall
CG Lead | Andrew Romatz
2D Artist | David Do
3D Artists | Miguel A. Salek, Vivian Su, Katie Yoon, Erin Clarke, Kirk Shintani, Jose Limon, Jon Balcome
Compositor: Shahana Khan
VFX Editor: Arielle Zakowski
Editor: Arielle Zakowski


NissanBrand #WithDad from a52 on Vimeo.

Agency: TBWA\Chian\Day
Cheif Creative Officer: Stephen Butler
Creative Director: Chris Ribeiro
Creative Director: Drew Stalker

Park Pictures
Director/Cinematographer: Lance Acord

Editorial: Whitehouse Post
Editor: Russell Icke
Assistant Editor: James Dierxior
Senior Producer: Joanna Manning

Producer: Scott Boyajan
VFX Supervisor: Patrick Murphy
CG Supervisor: Kirk Shintani
Flame Artists: Patrick Murphy, Steve Wolff, Stefan Gaillot, Michael Plescia
CG Artsits: Andrew Romatz, Erin Clarke, Brian Lee, John Cherniak, tom Connors, Michael Cardena, Jon Balcome, Wendy Klein, Tiffany Chou

“Game of Thrones” Main Titles from Elastic on Vimeo.

Network | HBO

Design + Animation | Elastic
Creative Director | Angus Wall

VFX | a52

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: July 27, 2015.
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