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Artist Christopher Harrison Joins Northern Lights Post(March 02, 2005)
Northern Lights Post (www.northernlightspost.com), the editorial/post house founded by editors David Gioiella and Mark Littman, has added editor/visual effects artist Christopher Harrison to its creative roster. Harrison joins NLP following five years as an editor and visual effects artist at Broadway Video, New York.
"Christopher combines solid editorial sensibility with a tremendous skill set in broadcast design and compositing", says Littman. "As we move more towards a hybrid post production environment, Christopher's talents should help distinguish us even more as a premier creative facility."
A graduate of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Harrison has turned his lifelong obsession with television and music into a distinguished career as both an editor and visual effects artist, specializing in working with Discreet's *smoke and *flame systems.
Harrison began his career at Image Editorial, New York, before joining Broadway Video. In that time he has built a well-earned reputation as someone with an intuitive ability to find a strong narrative in whatever he's working on - from network promos to spots to long-form television and film projects. "There is no formula," Harrison said. "It's important to approach each project with an understanding of what the client needs and integrate these observations. That is the foundation of a successful project and relationship."
Harrison noted that he was looking for a new creative. After meeting with Gioiella he knew he had found a company where he can continue to work with his numerous broadcast network clients, branch further into spots and music videos, as well as nurture his aspirations to work on indie films.
"Christopher places the editorial process first; he then has the vision and artistic abilities to add a certain finesse and flash to his work the sets him apart from editors who haven't embraced smoke. In addition to conforming, he's able to bring a great sense of design and color correcting to all of his work," says Gioiella.
Harrison recently completed editorial work on the short film "While the Widow is Away" (directed by USA Networks' Adam Reed), which will hit the festival circuit in 2005. His first projects at Northern Lights include conforming and compositing a new spot for Reese's Puffs cereal via Saatchi and Saatchi, New York, as well as a promo campaign for USA's remake of "Kojack". Christopher's current show reel offers a diverse palette of projects for clients from sports to music to animation, including work for USA Networks, HBO, VH1, The Travel Channel and the PGA Tour.
"NLP is a perfect fit for me," says Harrison. "They have a reputation for a great work and client services and encourage all of their editors to pursue their own creative goals. I look forward to helping build on that reputation."
About Northern Lights Post:
Named one of Inc Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America, Northern Lights Post was founded in 1995 by editors Mark Littman and David Gioiella. Since then the company has earned a reputation as a leading creative editorial/post production house thanks to its work for such top advertising agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi, J. Walter Thompson, Lowe and Ogilvy; and television networks Comedy Central, ESPN, Sci-Fi Channel, USA Network and Voom HD. In addition, the company has edited numerous long-form television shows includes MTV's popular show Cribs and numerous VH1 specials. Long-time supporters of the independent film scene, the company has also been behind such films as "Ursa Minor," a 20 minute short co-directed and edited by Gioiella (2003 NY Independent Film Festival) and the feature documentary "Red, White and Yellow," directed, produced and edited by Littman (winner of the Audience Award at the 1998 The Hamptons Film Festival; screened at the New York and Chicago Underground Festivals and the Bangkok (Thailand) Film Festival).
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