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Editor/VFX Artist Robert Lopuski Joins UVPHACTORYTalented freelance gun joins New York-based design and production company (May 11, 2005)
In a continuation of their recent expansion, New York-based design and production company UVPHACTORY has added Editor/VFX Artist Robert Lopuski to its staff roster, it was announced today by company principals and co-founders Scott Sindorf and Damijan Saccio.
?Robert reflects the creative vibe of this place and is a logical extension of our continued growth. He has the UVPHACTORY sensibility - creativity, savvy and humor and he is a natural at what he does, technically and creatively, explained Scott Sindorf. ?We were looking for an editor who was technically astute and would also add creatively and socially to our design collective, someone who, like all of our team, had the talent to perform numerous design functions. Robert is a wonderful editor and visual effects artist, and has a great directorial eye as well. He is a great fit for our company, added Damijan Saccio.
Prior to joining UVPHACTORY, Robert Lopuski spent the last few years (2003-2004) as a freelance gun for a number of New York City-based post houses and agencies. At Kraftworks, Ltd. he functioned as the ad agencys in-house Editor/VFX Artist for their corporate clients cutting and creating effects for spots, portfolios and promos. At Swete Post he served as Editor/VFX Artist/Telecine Artist/Post Supervisor on numerous commercial and broadcast projects for clients including Hanes, Playtex, Aldo Shoes, among others. At the production company Hot Butter Thru Knife Lopuski was Co-Editor/Post Supervisor on the multi-channel documentary feature ?60 Cameras Against The War, which is currently being screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art. At R!OT Manhattan he was a Junior Visual Effects Artist concentrating on commercial projects for an extremely diverse group of clients and projects.
Before embarking on the freelance life, Robert Lopuski worked on a pilot for Discovery, ?In Search of Healing, as Editor and Sound Designer, and on ?King of SoHo, a feature length documentary, for which he was the Editor/Sound Designer and Telecine Artist.
Earlier in his career, Lopuski apprenticed as a Telecine Artist and was a Junior Engineer at Company 3. He cut his teeth in the industry at Believe Media/Urban Myth Media, and earlier at Straight Ahead Productions.
Through Forgotten Sunday (New York, NY), his own production company, Lopuski recently completed a 25:00 short film, ?Paper Tigers, for which he was the writer, producer, director, editor and visual effects artist. This film will be making the rounds of the festival circuit later this year.
On his joining the UVPHACTORY family, Robert Lopuski explained, ?I completed one freelance project for UVPHACTORY and really liked the atmosphere and the creativity of the team. When they offered me the position, I thought it would be challenging and very interesting to work daily with this very talented, hungry, young group of guys. The boundaries that I like to push creatively are the same ones UVPHACTORY pushes for its clients. Seemed like a perfect fit.
Lopuski has recently completed several jobs under the UVPHACTORY banner including a four spot campaign for Swatch, a ?TV On The Radio music video, and work on the launch of an as yet unannounced cable channel.
Robert Lopuski joins a UVPHACTORY creative team which includes Principal/Co-Founder Scott Sindorf, Principal/Co-Founder Damijan Saccio, Creative Director Alexandre Moors, Senior Producer Brian Welsh, Senior Designer/3D Animator/Compositor Jake Slutsky, Lead Character Animator Ryan Bradley, Designer/3D Animator/Compositor Bashir Hamid, Compositor/Designer Colin Hess, and Production Assistant Melissa Sarno, all of whom are represented in-house by Brian Welsh.
A Deans List scholar, Lopuski earned his Bachelor of Arts at Rutgers State University (New Brunswick, NJ) where he majored in English and American Literature.
UVPHACTORY is a New York-based design and production company offering a complete range of creative services including conceptualization, live-action direction and production, editorial, 2D/3D animation, sound composition/design and final compositing for broadcast, commercial, film, music video and web clients.
Since the companys formation in 2000, UVPHACTORY has attracted a diverse client base including AT&T, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CBS, Cendant, Cinemax, Cingular, Coca-Cola, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX Sports, General Electric, HBO, IBM, IFC, Miramax, MTV, NBC, Scripps Networks, SCI FI Network, Showtime, USA, US Cellular, VH1, and VOOM HD Network, among many others.
UVPHACTORY is headquartered at 44 Trinity Place, Suite 3, New York, New York 10006; Phone 212-483-0040; Fax: 212-483-9371; For more information, or to see a reel, contact Senior Producer Brian Welsh.
Visit the UVPHACTORY website at http://www.uvphactory.com.
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