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Suspect Adds Visual Effects Artist Susanne Scharping

Installs another HD Flame system (October 28, 2004)

 SUSPECT, the New York-based visual effects and design studio, continues its expansion with the addition of Visual Effects Artist Susanne Scharping to its creative roster, it was announced by Tim Crean, company Partner/Creative Director/Visual Effects Designer.

?Clients demand a caliber of talent that affords them both creative direction and technical guidance, explained Crean. ?Susanne has both the technical and creative savvy necessary to guide clients through the ever changing landscape of postproduction and will help them to realize their creative goals. With Susanne on board, SUSPECT will be able to provide this high level of service to an even greater number of clients, he added.

Susanne Scharping comes to SUSPECT from Bloomberg, where she spent five years (1999 2004), the last four in the New York office, as a Flame Artist/ Deputy Team Leader of Creative Services and Acting Team Leader TV Graphics.  Scharping was responsible for the design and realization of motion graphics and live-action compositing projects for Bloomberg Television, Sales and Marketing including station IDs, show titles, bumpers, philanthropic projects and installations. She collaborated with creative directors, art directors, designers, producers and writers on projects from conceptualization and pre-production through shooting, editing and post.  In 2004, her work at Bloomberg earned her several Promax and BDA Awards including a Promax Gold, a BDA Silver and a Bronze. 

In addition, Scharping freelanced as a Flame Artist for Spontaneous Combustion (New York, NY), contributing to projects for Mattel, Garnier, Hoover and LOreal and for Eyebeam (New York, NY) where she worked on a video installation by Pierre Huyghe (shown at the Dia Center in Manhattan) and another for Aziz & Cucher (premiering at Villette Numerique in Paris, September 2004, and moving to New York City in 2005).

Scharping began her odyssey with Bloomberg in the companys London offices (June 1999 July 2000) where she was an AVID Editor and Deputy Team Leader/Editing working for the companys five European language channels. A year later, she was transferred to Bloombergs New York offices as Project Manager with the responsibility for overseeing the restructuring of both the New York and Tokyo editing departments and their transition to AVID editing systems.

Susanne Scharping began her career as an Assistant AVID Editor at Progressive Image Group (New York, NY) contributing her skills to a number of commercial, feature film, television, and music video projects. 

SUSPECTs focus, its mission, has always been to build a creative and nurturing environment for clients. To that end, SUSPECT has also added another high definition Flame system to its existing technical arsenal.  ?This addition increases our ability to respond to the needs of our clients and allows us to have even more projects in the pipeline, stated Crean.  ?We believe that our team of award-winning visual effects artists/designers, working together, will provide our clients with the best creative in New York, he added. 

Since the installation of the new High Definition Flame, SUSPECT has  recently completed projects including Samsung theatrical spots and  Canon  high definition spots. 

On the addition of Scharping to the SUSPECT roster, Rob Appelblatt, SUSPECT Partner/Executive Producer said, ?We interviewed folks from across the country and around the world and after a truly exhaustive search we felt that Susanne had the unique combination of talents we were looking for. She is technically astute, tremendously talented and highly energetic. In short, she has the SUSPECT sensibility and is the perfect addition to our team, personally as well as professionally. 

On her move to SUSPECT Scharping stated, ?The thing that most attracted me to SUSPECT is the great pride they take in the quality of their work, no matter the size of the project. The work is always impeccable. The creative energy is palpable.

Raised in Germany, Susanne Scharping is a graduate of the University of Cologne  (Cologne, Germany) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in media studies including film, television and theater. She also studied literature and linguistics and is fluent in English and German, and proficient in Spanish and French. Scharping took an intensive course in editing at New York University, shortly after her graduation. Today, Scharping makes her home in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn.   


 In their effects and design studio, located in the heart of Manhattans Flatiron District, Rob Appelblatt and Tim Crean have created a work environment that reflects their personal style and creative sensibilities, a key element of which is never limiting themselves to traditional solutions or boundaries when theyre looking for a creative solution. The studio currently houses two high definition Discreet Flame suites along with an array of Mac and PC -based 2D and 3D software solutions.
Since the companys formation in January 2003, the conceptual design, animation and visual effects company, which services the commercial, broadcast, film, and music industries, has attracted a diverse client base including, Canon, Visa, Samsung, Burger King, Footlocker, FedEx, MTV, Revlon, Sears, Reebok, Schwinn, DKNY, Ricoh, Song Airways, Verizon, Motorola, Tic Tac, Miller Lite, Titleist, MasterCard, Smirnoff, Jolly Rancher, Bass Ale, and Levitra, among many others.

SUSPECT is headquartered at 32 West 22 Street, third floor, New York, New York 10010.  For more information, or to see a reel, contact Executive Producer Rob Appelblatt, phone: 212-358-8475, fax: 212-242-3588 or email: Visit the SUSPECT website at


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