Flame Artist Blake Huber Joins Flavor as VFX Supervisor
The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the addition of Blake Huber to their Los Angeles staff in the position of VFX Supervisor. The announcement was made by executive producer Darren Jaffe.
Over the past 15 years, Huber has established himself as one of the most sought-after VFX artists in America. Based on his start as a 2D animator working with FUEL and Brand New School, his introduction to using Autodesk's Flame was from the design perspective. As a result, his unique approach to visual effects focuses on experimentation and attention to detail.
"Blake is ridiculously talented, incredibly passionate, and has a skillset that is truly extraordinary," Jaffe began. "After working with him often over our first year, we found that his perspective, skills and knowledge are invaluable. He is adept at working on large VFX projects with all the explosions and magic, as well as deftly adding his touch to more subtle images that helps them shine."
Jaffe continued, "Here at Flavor, we want to offer a point of view and be a tremendously resourceful partner. Blake embodies all of that completely."
Most recently, Huber was lead Flame artist for MPC, and prior to that, he had been freelancing with Flavor and other leading design/VFX companies, including Big Block, Brand New School, Digital Domain and Logan, since 2013. Consistently working hand-in-hand with top directors and creative directors on major commercial spots for the likes of Discover Card, Geico and Samsung, Huber also serves as VFX supervisor on live-action shoots, bringing him a breadth of knowledge that extends well beyond the studio. A past staff member at Charlex and Brand New School, Huber is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, and so far, his artistry has garnered BDA Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, and the AIGA Certificate of Excellence.
"I love the fact that with Flavor, we have the opportunity to feel like a new studio here in LA, while operating under the umbrella of Cutters Studios, which is well established," Huber said. "Darren has done a wonderful job of assembling the right staff to make the most impact and help position us to be competitive and visible in the marketplace. Everyone here is united in the common goal of providing the best experiences possible for our clients, while fostering creativity at the absolute highest levels."