Chapeau FX Expands Operations, Renames as Chapeau Studios

Chapeau FX has introduced they’ve renamed as Chapeau Studios with the growth of their core crew from its VFX/animation basis into manufacturing, design, and artistic IP growth (each for digital content material & expertise). Now heading Chapeau Studios are founders Ben Looram and Karuna Venter, together with inventive director/associate Lauren Mayer-Beug, head of inventive content material growth Jesse Hoy, head of movie/video manufacturing José Nuñez, and enterprise strategist Chris Gunn. 

Based by veteran VFX supervisor Ben Looram, Chapeau’s DNA is wired for extremely confidential, pixel-perfect, R&D-driven initiatives, and the power to seamlessly combine with any inventive crew in any capability. Chapeau Studio’s growth builds upon the management crew’s results, design, and consumer expertise backgrounds, including elevated capabilities to take initiatives from inventive concepting & look growth, into technical growth & dwell manufacturing, all over put up and activation. 

Chapeau Studios was born out of Chapeau FX’s historical past of innovation which has helped convey to life category-defining and award-winning initiatives. Notably amongst them, Fb’s customizable bespoke movies – Associates Day, Birthday and Friendversary – for which Chapeau FX, led by Looram and Mayer-Beug, labored with Fb engineers to develop a easy, processing-light “dynamic compositing” methodology that rendered customers’ customized content material into the movies that Chapeau and Fb created collectively. 

“In some ways, Chapeau Studios is a pure development of what we’ve constructed with Chapeau FX,” managing associate/expertise design director Karuna Venter explains. “We’ve all the time labored exterior of the strains, fearlessly investigating what-ifs and how-tos. That’s what we love, and Studios permits us to research and create from a deeper place.”  

“Together with conventional disciplines, like visible results and live-action manufacturing, we will do built-in explorations and problem-solving throughout media disciplines,” she elaborates. “We imagine that the way forward for content material is multi-modal, and Chapeau Studios is right here to assist manufacturers transition into their very own futures.”

With an emphasis on discovery and options, Chapeau Studios gives an built-in strategy to collaborations with companies, manufacturers, networks and different content material distributors who want to seize the hearts and minds of audiences in a fractured panorama. 

As inventive director of Chapeau Studios, Mayer-Beug creates for a wide range of media, in roles as diversified as director, animator, photographer, designer, and conceptual lead. A RISD-trained artist and artistic engineer, she is well-versed in illustration, design, and images, which mix to tell her a few years in animation and movie. All through her profession spearheading visible results and design campaigns at main design and VFX homes, in addition to in-house at manufacturers like Beats and Apple, Mayer-Beug has performed an instrumental position in creating surprise via visible storytelling. Keenly occupied with ever-changing digital narrative codecs, her honed eye and technical prowess pushed her to raise inventive for initiatives like Dr. Dre’s “I Want a Physician” and Canon’s “Mission Creativeness” quick movies and proved uniquely helpful for the work she and Looram did for Fb. For over 12 years, she has collaborated with Looram on ground-breaking initiatives serving thousands and thousands of views and activations throughout all platforms and brings a brand new design management position to Chapeau Studios. 

“Chapeau Studios is about customized tailoring every expertise for purchasers who more and more come to us to make issues from genesis stage,” Mayer-Beug provides. “We strategy from the fusion mindset of artist and engineer and feed off of invention. That is our comfortable place.”

Hoy, who joins Chapeau Studios as head of inventive content material Growth, was most not too long ago a content material producer with Apple. As director of growth at Superjacket Productions, Hoy developed TV present concepts, related with new expertise, and managed relationships with networks and patrons. He was additionally the showrunner for Huge Breakfast’s Deadly Resolution and produced 52 four-minute episodes for Verizon’s Go90. 

Nuñez, who leads the live-action manufacturing growth, is a veteran live-action producer identified for his means to plan and execute complicated shoots throughout the globe for main manufacturers. He brings years of expertise producing shoots for administrators at corporations like MPC, Caviar, and RSA to Chapeau Studios. He’s additionally a founding associate of SpaceNative, specializing in immersive media and rising applied sciences. 

Gunn has labored with purchasers throughout key digital media sectors each through his personal consulting firm and in-house at corporations working on the intersection of expertise, communication and leisure, together with UFan8, Digital Communications Group, and Poynt. He has additionally held govt enterprise growth roles with each startups and well-established media corporations, together with an advisory position at Twitter. 

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