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Flame Artist Kevin Quinlan Joins Click 3x

Former Charlex Artist Assumes Lead Role with Design/VFX Studio (October 19, 2005)
Kevin Quinlan a senior visual effects artist with experience in commercials and broadcast graphics at the industrys highest level, has joined the creative team at the design and visual effects studio Click 3x. Quinlan arrives from Charlex, New York, where he spent ten years and where his credits ranged from image packages for Nickelodeon and HBO to effects-driven commercials for Cingular, Reebok, America Online and M&Ms.

?Kevin is a superbly talented artist with broad technical knowledge and wonderful design skills, said Click 3x executive producer Jason Mayo. ?He makes a great addition to our team and we intend to give him every opportunity to further his artistic growth while bringing our clients visions to life.

For his part, Quinlan said that he was motivated to join Click 3x because its creative orientation and boutique environment will allow him to take a more active conceptual role in visual effects projects. ?I was very impressed with the way that Click 3x promotes its artist and with the freedom they provide them to pursue their goals as artists, he said. ?At Click, I will have the opportunity to steer projects from start through finish and have a strong voice in their development and execution. Quinlan, who also has experience as an on-set visual effects supervisor, added that he looks forward to collaborating in that capacity with Click 3x creative director Peter Corbett on visual effects projects.

Quinlan began his career at Charlex in 1995. After serving as an assistant editor and junior Flame artist, he was promoted to senior Flame artist in 1999. More recently, he has been functioning as a lead artist on some of the studios most challenging assignments. Among them was the spot Eavesdrop for Nextel and TBWA/Chiat Day where he served as on-set supervisor and lead Flame artist. The spot shows a man clinging to the roof of a NASCAR race car as it speeds around a track.

Other key projects include a promo for HBO featuring James Gandolfini, Sarah Jessica Parker and other stars set against a white background. ?The elements mostly derived from material that was shot for other purposes and much of it was not shot against green screen, he said. ?They were shot in different places with different lighting. Our challenge was to composite all of the talent into the abstract environment seamlessly and make it have the same look.

Quinlan was also part of a team of artists who worked on the DirecTV campaign Ball No Basket No Team (BBDO, New York), in which a basketball team finds itself trying to guard a group of phantoms. ?That was a fun project, although it required me to sit at my desk for 48 straight hours, he recalled. ?That spot is typical of what attracted me to visual effects work and to the Flame platform in particular?you can do anything with the right team.

Click 3X is located at 16 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010. For more information, call (212) 627-1900, or visit

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