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Suspect Hires Visual Effects Producer Amy Selwocki(November 09, 2004)
Amy Selwocki has joined SUSPECT, the New York-based visual effects and design studio, as Visual Effects Producer, it was announced by Rob Appelblatt, company Partner/Executive Producer. In her new post, Selwocki will work closely with, and report directly to Appelblatt.
Amy Selwocki has a strong background in editorial and postproduction effects producing and comes to SUSPECT following a two year stint (May 2002 - July 2004) with Berwyn Editorial, the in-house editorial arm of EURO RSCG Worldwide (New York, NY) where, as Postproduction Producer, she was responsible for supervising graphics and offline and online editorial projects. Here she worked on commercial campaigns for both the general and Hispanic markets for the likes of MCI, Volvo, New Balance, Yahoo en Espaņol!, Subway, Stouffer's , French's, Frank's Red Hot Sauce and Intel, among others.
Earlier in her career, Selwocki spent two and a half years (October 1999 April 2002) at the commercial editorial boutique Boomtown (New York, NY), first as an Assistant Producer and then as an Assistant AVID Editor, developing her skills, and expanding her knowledge of the offline and online technology and working on projects for Dawn, Progresso, Pillsbury, Nabisco, Lubriderm, Excedrin and Verizon.
Before moving to Manhattan, Selwocki, for four years (September 1995 October 1999), was Production Manager for the multimedia firm New England Technology Group (Cambridge, MA). Here she was responsible for pre and postproduction development - including bidding, scriptwriting, the hiring of crews and talent for location shoots, as well as non-linear editing - for the educational touch screen/interactive exhibits the firm created for museums across the country.
Amy Selwocki cut her teeth in the industry as a Segment Producer (September 1993 September 1995) for Cablevision of Boston on their award-winning, live, four-hour interactive homework hotline program, Extra Help. Here she helped to formulate show subject matter, booked guests, implemented viewer contests, promoted community events and scheduled production crews. In addition, as the production team rotated positions during the course of the four hour program, she also gleaned valuable experience as the shows director, audio mixer, camera person and floor manager.
In making the announcement Rob Appelblatt explained, "We were looking for a technically astute, detail oriented producer, with great people skills. Amys experience in editorial, effects and production made her the perfect candidate for our team."
Tim Crean added, "Her ability to manage the myriad complex projects we have in production at SUSPECT is unparalleled. We are thrilled to have her on board."
On joining SUSPECT, Selwocki added, "At Berwyn I got a taste for visual effects. This area of the business really interests me, and the timing was great. I wanted to be part of a creative family and SUSPECTs work really excites me. The team is remarkably warm and supportive, and I am having a the time of my life working with this talented group of folks."
Amy Selwocki earned her Bachelors degree at Emerson College (Boston, MA) where she studied mass communication and video production. She currently makes her home in Astoria, New York.
In their effects and design studio, located in the heart of Manhattans Flatiron District, the two 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 company's 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: [email protected] Visit the SUSPECT website at www.suspect.tv
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