Kia Hamstars 2014

MPC press release:


  • Created Maya/Python tool for version controlled Alembic geometry caching and FBX camera exporting.
  • Set up color workflow between 3D and 2D
  • Created neutral plates and LUTs with corresponding panoramic HDRI for all beach, gym, and runway shots.
  • Created HDRI projected environments & light cards for majority of interior shots.
  • Lit various shots using Houdini, (all CG was rendered with Mantra PBR).



Lighting: Houdini/Mantra (PBR)

Compositing: Nuke (for plates and pre-comps)


Brand: Kia
Advertising Agency: AgencyDavid & Goliath
Production Company:
Director: Colin Jeffery
Chief Creative Officer: David Angelo
Executive Creative Director: Colin Jeffery
Creative Director: Gary DuToit, Eron Broughton
ACD/Copywriter: Greg Buri
ACD/Art Director: Basil Cowieson, Kriss Grove
Agency Executive Producer/Managing Director: Carol Lombard
Agency Executive Producer: Paul Albanese
Production Company Producer: Kathy Rhodes
DoP: Toby Irwin
Editor: Angus Wall @ Rock Paper Scissors
Assistant Editor: Austyn Daines
Editorial: Toby Louie
Special EFX: Legacy Effects
VFX Executive Producer: Asher Edwards
VFX Producer: Nicole Fina
VFX Supervisor/ 3D Lead: Andy Boyd
2D Supervisor: Jake Montgomery
Animation Lead: Stew Burris
VFX Team: Charles Trippe, William Schilthuis, Clement Renaudin, Ian Wilson, Jean-Dominque Fievet, Shaun Comly, Hayley O’Neil, Aaron Hamman, Mike Wynd, Jason Heinz, Brendan Smith, Mark Holden, R. Balakrishnan, Felix, R. Rajinkanth, C. Rajkumar, S. Sundaramoorthy. S. Sugumar, Vishai Kaushai, D. Venkatesan, Ganesh Kumar, Jacob Oommen, Sathya Narayanan
Grade: MPC LA
Colorist: Mark Gethin

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