Friday, March 07, 2014
2014 AICP Show Curatorial Committee was announced this week. Led by Matt Miller,
President/CEO of the AICP alongside Michael Sagol as this year's
Show Chairman and Partner/Managing Director of Caviar. The
committee is comprised of a diverse array of industry leaders
and among the members is The Mill's Chief Executive, Robin
The AICP awards honor the craft of the commercial, recognizing
every aspect of commercial making and will take place in New York
from June 10-12.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The Mill in New York is pleased to announce they have added
Andres Eguiguren as Senior VFX Supervisor to help
continue to drive their highly acclaimed VFX team.
Vince Baertsoen, head of 3D at The Mill in New York comments: "We
have worked extensively with Andres over the past few
years and he has proved himself time and time again, his expertise
in crafting complex CG means he brings a wealth of experience
to our VFX team. We are all very excited to have him on
Prior to joining The Mill, Andres has collaborated on a range of
high profile projects with some of the industry's best directors,
including Oliver Stone, Johan Renck, John Hilcoat, and
Victor Garcia. And worked with top brands such as Audi, Bud Light,
ESPN, and Samsung. He brings with him more than 20 years
expertise in visual effects working with the industry's most known
brands as a 3D artist at Digital Pictures. He was a VFX artist
at Glassworks, head of 3D/VFX at Red Post in London, and
VideoEfecto and La Truka in Barcelona. He then went freelance,
where he worked at The Mill on a number of project through out
the years including Chevrolet and DirecTV.
Andres has won a number of awards including a Bronze Cannes Cyber
Lion and British Arrows Best Integrated Award for Asos "Urban
Tour"; AICE and Silver Cannes Lion awards for his work on Hennessy
"Manny"; and a Clio award for Absolut "Protest".
A big welcome to Andres!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Richard Lyons, VFX Supervisor and Senior Compositor at The Mill,
was interviewed in Communication Art's most recent "Insights". Read
about how he started in the industry, his inspirations, favourite
tools and why common sense is key.
Monday, February 24, 2014
FITC festival, now in its 7th year, opened its doors
in Amsterdam today to creative technologists, designers and
developers from around the globe. The two-day conference features
talks from a host of world-renowned speakers and creative thinkers.
Mill+'s creative director Carl Addy will be speaking about The
Mill's design and content origination studio, Mill+.
Find out more about the festival and the speakers here.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Entries for the 2014 Young Director Award are now open.
The awards support new directing talent across the globe and
focus on the next generation of filmmakers. All work submitted is
presented to a panel of industry experts. Shortlists and winners
will be shown at the Cannes Lions Festival in June.
The Mill has been a long-term supporter of YDA, creating the
opening title sequences for their 2012 and 2013 award ceremonies and looks
forward to another creative collaboration this year.
See here for rules, eligibility and how to
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Mill is pleased to announce the continued growth of their
award-winning Colour offering with the launch of the latest
addition to their Remote Grading capabilities; partnering with
LightFilm based in Lisbon.
The further growth of The Mill's global remote grading network
means they now span across eight global locations from London, New
York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Germany, France, Norway, and
The team of Mill Colourists are regarded amongst the best in the
industry, offering Agencies, Directors and DoPs the ability to
handpick the unique talent and expertise of the artist of their
choice, in a dedicated grading session from a variety of global
All of the grading facilities operate monitors that are
calibrated across all Mill locations, enabling clients to feel that
they are in the same room as the artist of their choice. As well as
being able to seamlessly stream HD pictures from grading suites,
projects can all be shared between all of the Mill studio
locations, allowing colourists to set the look in one office and
finish it in another.
The global colour team is made up of Adam Scott, Fergus McCall,
Greg Reese, James Bamford, Luke Morrison, Matt Osborne, Mick
Vincent, Mikey Rossiter, Sal Malfitano, Seamus O'Kane and Shane
Cath Short, The Mill's Executive Producer, Telecine comments;
"It's great to be working alongside our new partners at LightFilm
in Lisbon. For us, collaborating with one of the leading local
studios in Lisbon enables us to give our clients exactly what they
need: flexibility and choice with direct access to our full roster
of talent from around the world".
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The VES (Visual Effects Society) Awards were held last night at
the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Attended by members of
the industry from all over the world, VES recognizes outstanding
visual effects artistry and innovation across film, broadcast and
commercials and is one of the most hotly fought accolades for all
The Mill picked up an impressive 4 wins, with Call of Duty "Epic
Night Out" receiving the award for Outstanding Compositing in a
Commercial and the 100% CGI chimp created for PETA's "98%
Human" being honored with 3 wins for Outstanding Visual
Effects in a Commercial, Outstanding Animated Character in a
Commercial or Broadcast Program and Outstanding FX and Simulation
Animation in a Commercial or Broadcast Program.
See a recap of our night on The Mill Blog.
There is a full list of winners on the VES website.
Images courtsey of fxguide.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Both Cat and Chris are highly experienced and talented producers
with a wealth of knowledge working with various brands and
agencies. In their new roles they will continue to lead and develop
existing and new client relationships and act as production team
leaders within The Mill's London studio.
Cat has been part of the production team since 2008 and has
worked on commercials for high profile brands such as Nike,
Mercedes, Blackberry and Sainsbury's, and with directors such as
Scott Lyon, Ben Newman and most recently Yann Demange on Cancer
Research 'One Day'. She has also played a strong part in overseeing
key agency relationships.
Chris has over 8 years of experience within the production team,
working on such high profile projects as Baileys 'Pour Spectacular'
and Lexus 'Swarm', working with some of the industry's best
directors including Megaforce and Sam Brown. He most recently
worked alongside award winning director Tom Hooper on the Jaguar's
first ever Super Bowl ad 'Rendezvous'.
Well done guys!
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Created by the Mill+ design team, the title sequences for HBO's
directed by Greg Barker, have been shortlisted in this year's New
York Festivals World's Best TV & Films Awards in the Best
Graphics & Title category.
Friday, February 07, 2014
The arrival of Anthony McCaffery, Beth Vander, Justin Stiebel
and Oana Anghel further strengthens the London production team.
Anthony McCaffery joins as EP. In this new role Anthony is
focused on developing long-term relationships with a number
of key clients. He joins from Rushes, where he was Head of
Beth Vander has over 20 years of experience in the industry, and
is re-joining The Mill as a producer after starting as a runner in
1993! Beth has extensive experience having worked with many of the
industry's most acclaimed directors.
Justin Stiebel joins as VFX Producer, Justin has recently
relocated to London from Hamburg, where he worked for NHB.
Oana Anghel joins the team as a Mill+ producer with both agency
and vfx experience; previously working at Lipsync, Grey and Adam
& Eve DDB, where she produced such key projects such as 'We
Need to Talk About Kevin' and Google 'Zeitgeist'.
Head of Production Ben Stallard comments, "We are committed to
providing our clients with the very best talent and service. These
additions further enhance our already strong Production Team. They
all share our passion for producing great creative and developing
fantastic relationships with our clients".
Welcome to the team!