Artie Peña, Connor Adams, Allen Robbins review tango’s latest CG and VFX reel in one of the four spacious Flame suites in tango’s Dallas studio space
Lola Lott, charlieuniformtango principal/ceo, announced the company–one of the first in the industry to offer comprehensive VFX and online editing–is building on its unmatched talent in VFX/CGI to offer clients even more services.
“At tango we’ve long been committed to creating the best content to help our clients communicate their brand messages. Currently, remarkable things are happening in FX, CGI, VFX, and AR. These cutting-edge technologies represent a new frontier for creative content, and we definitely want to create experiences using these next-generation capabilities. So we’re strengthening our VFX/CGI department, adding the equipment, and devoting the time to ensure we continue to lead in this space,” Lola Lott said.
David Hannah serves as VFX/CG Operations Head, with Dave Laird, Joey Waldrip, and Allen Robbins as FX Artists. Artie Peña and Connor Adams, who both have been working at tango as junior vfx/CG/3D artists for several years will continue to grow in their roles and round out the VFX/CG team and, as Artie and Connor say, “We’re constantly learning and growing.”
Artie Peña joined charlieuniformtango in 2010 bringing a background in film and digital media including a stint in NYC with a strong interest in Flame and VFX. “I do a lot of conform and clean up work, plenty of screen replacements and green screen removals, 3d compositing, and I’m polishing my skills as a Colorist,” he says. Peña has worked on Orkin, the award winning Ted’s Pain Cream campaign, Texas Lotto, Universal Orlando Resorts (recent AICE Best of Southwest winner), and Google – Gold Videos.
Connor Adams joined charlieuniformtango in 2015, “With a passion for editing which grew into a focus on 3D work,” he says. With a degree from UT at Austin in 3D Artist 3D/Generalist, which he earned while working at charlietango, he is right in his element at tango’s growing VFX/CG Operation. Some of Connor’s clients and projects include work for Google/YouTube, American Airlines, Universal, Dr. Pepper, Snapple, and Interstate Batteries, which recently won several ADDY Awards. View CGVFX work here: https://wdrv.it/d4e6ca188
“For over twenty years, charlieuniformtango has been an innovator in the production industry,” Lola Lott said. “Our commitment to VFX/CG supports this mission. We know the film industry has been in and out of love with special effects. But, we’re committed to leading in content development, and to exploring and finding the most innovative, strategic, and interdisciplinary technologies out there. But most importantly, as always at charlieuniformtango, we want to offer the best, most talented people to translate that technology into impactful content for our clients.”
Founded in 1995 by Lola Lott, principal/CEO, and Jack Waldrip, senior editor, the company has become an industry leader. charlieuniformtango serves as a single source production solution. The company directs, produces, shoots, edits, scores, mixes, animates, designs, and provides color services, FX, and finishing for commercials, short films, documentaries, music videos, and digital content for clients worldwide. Headquarters in Dallas, Texas with full-service studios in Austin. www.charlieuniformtango.com
charlieuniformtango’s Tech Specs
The company’s award-winning editors employ seven turnkey Avid suites in Dallas and three in Austin, switching between Media Composer and Adobe Premiere depending on client needs. A 10-Gigabit network connects everyone to over 100 terrabytes of high-speed storage.
For effects and finishing, artist suites are outfitted with the latest versions of Autodesk Flame and the Foundry’s NukeX. 3D artists work in Maya and Maxon Cinema4D suites; graphics artists and animators work in Adobe’s After Effects and the full suite of Creative Cloud products.
The Dallas and Austin facilities are both outfitted with full-featured recording booths and Avid ProTools audio mixing suites with access to both ISDN and SourceConnect for remote recording anywhere in the world.
For Color Grading, charlieuniformtango artists use Autodesk Lustre, which integrates with Flame, making for a smooth and consistent finish on any sized project. In addition, calibrated suites with fiber access to MPC’s worldwide virtual color network allow for realtime remote color grading from any of MPC’s facilities.