SHIPPING + HANDLING Adds VFX Creative and Colourists to Roster
SHIPPING + HANDLING today announced the signing of three new talents to the company. Renowned VFX creative director, Jerry Spivack, has signed to the company and colourists Michael Pethel and Matthew Schwab have joined the team as well.
Alongside executive producer Scott Friske and current creative director Casey Price, Spivack will support in leading the creative bandwidth of SHIPPING + HANDLING, bringing his talent, knowledge, and experience to clientele. As the creative director/co-founder at Ring of Fire, Spivack was responsible for crafting and spearheading VFX on commercials for brands including FedEx, Nike, Jaguar; episodic work for series television including Netflix's Wormwood and 12 seasons of FX's Always Sunny in Philadelphia; promos for NBC's The Voice, Titan Games; and feature films such as Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 2, Bold Films' Drive, and Warner Bros.' The Bucket List.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jerry’s talent and experience to our team. His leadership and relationships immediately take our game to another level,” shares SHIPPING + HANDLING executive producer Scott Friske.
“Throughout my career I have surrounded myself with amazing, talented people. This new chapter with SHIPPING + HANDLING and Spot Welders is all that and more,” comments Spivack. “With our ever-changing industry landscape, this new opportunity provides the ability to merge our clients together to offer them a wider spectrum of services. I have always been a huge fan of the work that has come out of the Spot Welders/SHIPPING + HANDLING compound and now I am super excited to be a part of it.”
As a founding partner of Company 3, acclaimed colourist Michael Pethel has been delivering beautiful content to screens, small and large for over 20 years. For the last five years, Pethel has serviced client and director relationships under his BeachHouse Color brand which he will continue to maintain. Pethel’s impressive body of work includes campaigns for Carl’s Jr., Chase, Coke, Comcast/Xfinity, Hyundai, Jeep, Netflix, and Southwest Airlines.
Commenting on the move, Pethel says: “I’m thrilled to be joining such a fantastic group of highly regarded and skilled professionals at SHIPPING + HANDLING. There is so much creativity here; the people are awesome to work with and the technology they are able to offer clientele at the facility is top notch.”
Matthew Schwab of Roving Picture Company is a talented, brilliant colourist SHIPPING + HANDLING has worked closely with on multiple campaigns for Apple, Acura, QuickBooks, and numerous others over the last 2 years, and is excited to formally add to its roster. Aside from SHIPPING + HANDLING projects, Schwab will continue to also be available through Roving Picture Company. Having worked with a number of internationally recognised brands, Schwab has collaborated on projects for Amazon, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, NatGeo, Netflix, Nike, Sony PlayStation, and Smirnoff.
“It's exciting to be part of a team that approaches every project with such energy. This partnership represents a shared commitment to always deliver outstanding colour and technical results for our clients,” says Schwab.
“Pethel is easily amongst the best colourists in our industry. As a long time client of his I have a real understanding of the professionalism he brings to every session. He is a delight in the room and wickedly talented. Schwab’s talent has just been realised in the last few years and we are pleased to offer his skill to our clients. If our experience working with him over the last couple of years is any indication, we’re going to make a lot of clients happy he’s on our roster,” adds Friske.
Creative director Jerry Spivack, along with colourists Michael Pethel and Matthew Schwab, will be operating out of SHIPPING + HANDLING’s office with sister company, editorial post house Spot Welders’ shared creative campus on the West Coast.