Keno Naidoo has a passion for collaborating with directors and clients to achieve their vision. He joins Framestore as Compositing Supervisor (Flame) with a career spanning nearly two decades in his native South Africa. He has extensive experience working in Flame, Nuke, Houdini, and Unreal, color, and on-set supervision, completing projects for Coca-Cola, Nissan, Puma, and Jameson. He has already lent his skill set while at Framestore to the McDonald’s ‘Knowing Their Order’ Super Bowl LVII campaign.
Jordan Carroll has also been promoted to Head of CG of Framestore’s Los Angeles and Chicago studios. As an established member of the Chicago team, Carroll will expand his responsibilities to the West Coast, managing the CG team, and working with department heads to continue raising the team’s creative output.
As ECD of the New York studio, Corey Brown will further bolster Framestore’s successful advertising division. An established name in the VFX industry with over 25 years of industry experience, including the last 12 years at The Mill in New York, Corey is known as an exceptional problem-solver and highly regarded VFX Supervisor and creative leader. Corey has worked alongside A-list directors including Baz Luhrmann, Darren Aronofsky, Peter Berg, Jake Scott, and Simon McQuoid.
From the release:
“Framestore has such an amazing breadth of talent and a great history of work,” said Corey. “I’m really impressed that a company of this size has managed to maintain such a close-knit crew, and I find that my sensibilities of collaboration and support really align.”
VFX Supervisor Andre Vidal joins from The Mill. His most notable projects include Bud Light’s iconic ‘Bud Knight’ and Pepsi’s halftime trailer, ‘The Call,’ for the Super Bowl, and Cannes Lions Grand Prix award-winning ‘Leica 100.’ He has also contributed to award-winning campaigns for brands like Playstation, Nissan, DirecTV, Paramount+, and a project for Google Pixelbook which was shot in a zero-gravity airplane.
“The growth and ambition of our offering has resulted in a need to expand our talent pool as we maintain and strengthen our position in the advertising community,” said Charles Howell, President, Global Advertising & Content at Framestore. “Welcoming this accomplished group to the team in New York will further ensure we’re collaborating on the very best creative work.”
Theuns Van Rensburg also hails from South Africa, bringing over 12 years of VFX experience on commercial projects. Most recently, he spent four years in Switzerland as a Flame Artist and VFX Supervisor, overseeing on-set supervision through to final mastering with brands including Audi, Coca-Cola, and Castle Lite. Prior, he spent time at Searle Street Post and Black Ginger in Cape Town. Since joining Framestore, Van Rensburg has worked on projects including Nissan’s ‘Town of Basic’ and Booking.com’s Super Bowl LVII spot ‘Somewhere, Anywhere.’
Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023