We are Visual Effects studio specialized in a design and production of high-end computer animation for the advertising and film industries. Located in Beverly Hills, Ca our studio's services span an entire production process from a concept development through the final delivery. The studio uses an unique production pipeline initially developed at feature film industry which enables our clients to explore the ideas with greatest amount of creative freedom.

Sputnik Studio houses a robust Commercial Creative Finishing Department which is lead by Creative Director Tom Hart and Executive Producer Steven Parker, who ensure Sputnik's high standards of output are maintained. The department features a team of highly skilled artists with a wide range of talents in addition to a dedicated team of producers. Our team is on standby to provide your spots with all manner of online, compositing, re-touching, beauty and versioning work and we offer a fast and flexible turnaround service for all deliveries and timelines.

Sputnik Studio is home to a very talented group of designers who collectively make up Sputnik Design. They specialize in film title sequences, motion graphics for features, commercials and broadcast along with trailers, idents, content graphics and general animation needs.

LA is home to one of the largest and most talented pools of colorists working in post production today. You only need to glance at their recent credit list to appreciate their skill and global standing.

Our VFX work is what we are renowned for. Sputnik's global network of talented artists and VFX producers are on hand to offer you the best in conceptual designs, pre-production advice, on-set supervision right through to delivering award winning content utilizing cutting edge technology and digital delivery formats. Our expert team handles matte painting, look-development, set extension, crowd replication, beauty work, rig removal, natural phenomena, environments, characters, animation, compositing and pretty much anything else you can think of.

Sputnik Studio recognizes the value of artistry behind high-end visual effects work. Throughout our studio, we employ some of the world’s leading concept artists and matte painters – some of whom are often loaned out to feature film productions as lead artists. Skilled in traditional illustration with the latest digital technology at their fingertips, our team handle concepts for characters, vehicles, motion graphics, environments and FX, and can turn their hand to any stylistic approach required.

Our mix of technology includes multiple graphics workstations armed with the latest versions of animation software tools, and a robust computer renderfarm capable of dealing with the most demanding computer animation productions with maximum efficiency.

Battle: LA: Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Greenblatt, Written by Chris Bertolini, Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena, Music by Brian Tyler, Cinematography Lukas Ettlin, Editing by Christian Wagner, Studio Relativity Media, Original Film, Distributed by Columbia Pictures.
2012: DirectDirected by Roland Emmerich, Produced by Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon, Larry J. Franco, Written by Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich, Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Music by Harald Kloser, Thomas Wander, Cinematography Dean Semler, Editing by David Brenner, Peter S. Elliott, Studio Centropolis Entertainment, Distributed by Columbia Pictures.
'Avatar': Directed by James Cameron, Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau, Written by James Cameron, Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Dileep Rao, Music by James Horner, Cinematography Mauro Fiore, Editing by James Cameron, John Refoua, Stephen E. Rivkin, Studio: Lightstorm Entertainment/Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
'X Men Origins Wolverine': Directed by Gavin Hood, Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Hugh Jackman, Ralph Winter, John Palermo, Screenplay by David Benioff, Skip Woods, Based on Wolverine by Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, John Romita, Sr., Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Cinematography Donald McAlpine, Editing by Nicolas De Toth, Megan Gill, Studio Marvel Entertainment, Donners' Company, Seed Productions/Ingenious Film Partners/Big Screen Productions/Dune Entertainment, Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

Battle: LA: Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Greenblatt, Written by Chris Bertolini, Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena, Music by Brian Tyler, Cinematography Lukas Ettlin, Editing by Christian Wagner, Studio Relativity Media, Original Film, Distributed by Columbia Pictures.
2012: DirectDirected by Roland Emmerich, Produced by Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon, Larry J. Franco, Written by Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich, Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Music by Harald Kloser, Thomas Wander, Cinematography Dean Semler, Editing by David Brenner, Peter S. Elliott, Studio Centropolis Entertainment, Distributed by Columbia Pictures.
'Avatar': Directed by James Cameron, Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau, Written by James Cameron, Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Dileep Rao, Music by James Horner, Cinematography Mauro Fiore, Editing by James Cameron, John Refoua, Stephen E. Rivkin, Studio: Lightstorm Entertainment/Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
'X Men Origins Wolverine': Directed by Gavin Hood, Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Hugh Jackman, Ralph Winter, John Palermo, Screenplay by David Benioff, Skip Woods, Based on Wolverine by Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, John Romita, Sr., Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Cinematography Donald McAlpine, Editing by Nicolas De Toth, Megan Gill, Studio Marvel Entertainment, Donners' Company, Seed Productions/Ingenious Film Partners/Big Screen Productions/Dune Entertainment, Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

Battle: LA: Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Greenblatt, Written by Chris Bertolini, Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena, Music by Brian Tyler, Cinematography Lukas Ettlin, Editing by Christian Wagner, Studio Relativity Media, Original Film, Distributed by Columbia Pictures.
2012: DirectDirected by Roland Emmerich, Produced by Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon, Larry J. Franco, Written by Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich, Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Music by Harald Kloser, Thomas Wander, Cinematography Dean Semler, Editing by David Brenner, Peter S. Elliott, Studio Centropolis Entertainment, Distributed by Columbia Pictures.
'Avatar': Directed by James Cameron, Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau, Written by James Cameron, Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Dileep Rao, Music by James Horner, Cinematography Mauro Fiore, Editing by James Cameron, John Refoua, Stephen E. Rivkin, Studio: Lightstorm Entertainment/Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
'X Men Origins Wolverine': Directed by Gavin Hood, Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Hugh Jackman, Ralph Winter, John Palermo, Screenplay by David Benioff, Skip Woods, Based on Wolverine by Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, John Romita, Sr., Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Cinematography Donald McAlpine, Editing by Nicolas De Toth, Megan Gill, Studio Marvel Entertainment, Donners' Company, Seed Productions/Ingenious Film Partners/Big Screen Productions/Dune Entertainment, Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

Creative Director: Jeff Williams, Alberto Ponte, Art Director: James Moslander, Producer: Jeff Selis, Executive Creative Director: Mark Fitzloff, Executive Creative, Director: Susan Hoffman, Agency Executive Producer: Ben Grylewicz, Director: David Fincher, Executive Producer: Jeff Baron, Line Producer: Emma Wilcockson, DP: Emmanuel Lubezki, Editor: Angus Wall, Post Producer: Kim Colen, Post Executive Producer: Carol Lynn Weaver.

Agency: BBDO New York, Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars, Executive Creative Director: Bill Bruce, Director: Brian Donovan, ACD/Art Director: Mike Boulia, Agency Executive Producer: Hyatt Choate, Executive Music Producer: Loren Parkins, Director of Photography: Ben Seresin, Music: Francois Blaignon, Sound Designer: Francois Blaignon, Editor: John Murray.

Agency: Y&R CHICAGO, Executive Creative Director: Brian Emrich, Creative Director: Mark Figliulo/Nancy Hannon, Copywriter: Pete Figel/Ryan Ebner, Art Director: Isabela Ferreira/Mark Figliulo, Agency Producer: Matt Bijarchi, Account Supervisor: Kim Mohan, Director: Rupert Sanders, Producer: Ep: David Zander Ep: Lisa Rich, Lighting Cameraman: Chris Soos, Editor: Neil Smith.

Agency: Modernista!, Creative Director: Gary Koepke/Lance Jensen, Copywriter: Lance Jensen, Art Director: GARY KOEPKE, Agency Producer: Charles Wolford, Director: Daniel Askill, Producer: Frank Scherma/Donna Portaro, Lighting Cameraman: Toby Irwin, Editor: Angus Wall.

Director: Raymond Bark, Executive Creative Director: Justin Smith, Creative Director: George Levy: Creative Director: Steve Osterman, Art Director: Mark Cooke, Art Director: Steve Osterman, Copywriter: Bryan Hutson, Copywriter: George Levy, Production company: Gartner, Agency Producer: Paul Renusch, Editing Company: Union, Editor: Einar: Chief Executive Officer: Rob Strasberg.

The essence of every Infiniti is captured in two brush strokes of a shodo artist brush. Within them lie not only the design character of the vehicle but the emotional experience the car is intended to create. TBWA\Chiat\Day has taken this ancient art form and modernized it into a series of shodo icons that represent the inspirations and features that make up each car. The idea is to create a contemporary visual language that instantly communicates the Infiniti brand. An Iconic language that explains The Way Of Infiniti. Chief Creative Officer: Rob Schwartz, Group Creative Director: Creative Director: Bob Rayburn, Creative Director: Patrick Condo, Associate Creative Director: John Figone, Copy Writer: Josh Stern, Copy Writer: Chris DeNinno, Art Director: Chase Madrid, Digital Associate Creative Director: Ed Mun, Digital Designer: Jose Eslinger, Global Managing Director: Walt Smith, Global Account Director: Daniel Pardo, Management Supervisor: Account Supervisor: James Aardahl, Assistant Account Executive: Peter Burgwald, Digital Managmenet Supervisor: Brendon Curtis, Digital Account Supervisor: Maxine Ray, Shodo Artist: Masako Inkyo.

Saturn Inspiration, Advertising Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco, Creative Director: Executive Creative Director: Jamie Barrett, Copywriter: Dan Rollman, Art Director: Steve Yee, Agency Producer: Mj Otto, Account Supervisor: Tenny Pearson/Kaya Haig, Production Company: MJZ Los Angeles, Director: Fredrik Bond, Producer: Executive Producer: David Zander, Executive Producer: Lisa Rich, Lighting Cameraman: Igor Jadue-lillo, Editor: Avi Oron @ Bikini Edit, Production Company: MJZ Los Angeles.

Director: Rupert Sanders, Creative Director: Steve Chavez, Sound Designer: Brian Emrich, Editor: Paul Martinez, Patrick Griffin, Copywriter: Napper Tandy, Executive Creative Director: Harvey Marco, Producer: Karen Chen, Director of Broadcast Production: Damian Stevens, ACD/Art Director: Dino Spadavecchia, Senior Agency Producer: Jamil Bardowell, Lost Planet Editorial, Production Company: MJZ, Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles.

Client: Audi UK (Audi A7 Sportback), Agency: BBH, London, Creative Directors: Nick Kidney, Kevin Stark, Creative(s): Andy Clough, Rich McGrann, Producer: Glenn Paton, EP(s): Nick Litwinko, Charlie Sells, Line Producer: Max Yeoman, DP: Alex Barber, Production Manager: Lucienne Powell, First Asst. Dir: Rawdon De Fresnes, Music Production: Basement Jaxx.

AT&T - Advertising Agency:YOUNG & RUBICAM, Creative Director: Ross Sutherland, Copywriter: Kevin Fahey, Art Director: Ann Lemon, Agency Producer: Mary Beth Sheridan, Director:Michael Dudok de Wit. AT&T. Boundless.

The TV Commercial titled DNA was done by Arnold Worldwide advertising agency for product: Volkswagen Cars (brand: Volkswagen) in United States. Agency: Arnold Worldwide, Boston, Advertiser: Volkswagen, Tagline: Makes it better. Drivers wanted. Executive Creative Director: Ron Lawner, Creative Director: Tim Brunelle, Art Director: Adele Ellis, Group Creative Director: Alan Pafenbach, Copywriter: Tim Brunelle, Agency Producer: Paul Shannon, Illustrator: Evan Hecox, Music: Chris Dyas, Audio Engineer: Mike Secher, Music Company/Composer: Soundtrack Recording Studios, Advertising Manager: Karen Marderosian.

Thor’s design team worked with Curtis Birch Productions and Sputnik Studio in Los Angeles to produce a commercial entirely with CG animation. The 30-second spot uses cutting-edge graphics and flows to the beat of hip-hop artists, the Lifesavas, to bring it to whole new level. It’s a style never before seen in motocross industry...until now. “Motion” shows the growth of the sport by incorporating all the disciplines that Thor is apart of - supercross, motocross, supermoto and freestyle. Thor sponsors riders in all segments of the sport and shows off some of their diverse talent in each arena - Chad Reed, the supercross star; Ryan Villopoto, the outdoors champ; Doug Henry, the supermoto racer; and Travis Pastrana, 8-time X-Games Gold Medalist.

The Pepsi Pinball ad was developed at Atmosphere BBDO, New York, by Chief Creative Officer David Lubars and Bill Bruce, Executive Creative Director Don Schneider, Creative Director/Art Director John Leu, Creative Director/Copywriter Brad Roseberry, Agency Executive Producer Amy Wertheimer, Executive Music Producer Loren Parkins. Filming was directed by Traktor via Partizan, with Director of Photography Matthew Libatique (Phone Booth, Gothika). Editor was Paul Martinez at Lost Planet Editorial. Music company was provided by Asche & Spencer. Colorist was Stefan Sonnenfeld at Company 3. Editor: Paul Martinez.

Editorial Company: Lost Planet Editorial, Sound Design: Machine Head, Audio Mix: Ravenswork, Production Company: Villains, Executive Creative Director: Harvey Marco, Creative Director: Steve Chavez, ACD/Art Director: Dino Spadavecchia, Copywriter: Simon Mainwaring, Executive Producer: Damian Stevens, Producer: Amanda Miller, Director: Philippe Andrc, Director of Photography: Igor Jadue Lillo, Line Producer: Jeff Rohrer, Editor: Paul Martinez, Executive Producer: Betsy Beale, Sound Design: Stephen Dewey, Music: Mutato Muzika, Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh, Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles.

Executive Creative Director: Wendell Hanes @ Bang, Creative Director: Bill Bruce, Copywriter: Bill Bruce, Art Director: Doris Cassar, Agency Producer: Hyatt Choate/Melissa Everett, Account Supervisor: David Beatus, Director: Traktor, Producer: Traktor, Lighting Cameraman: Ben Seresin, Editor: John Murray, Agency: BBDO New York.

Advertising Agency: David&Goliath, USA, Chief Creative Officer: David Angelo, Executive Creative Director: Colin Jeffery, Creative Director: John Battle, Creative Director: Jason Karley, Associate Creative Director / Art Director: Blake Kidder, Associate Creative Director / Copywriter: Patrick Almaguer, Head of Production: Carol Lombard, Executive Producer: Christopher Coleman, Broadcast Producer: Kara Fromhart, Production Company: Smuggler, Director: Guy Shelmerdine, Executive Producers / Partners: Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody, Executive Producer / COO: Lisa Rich, Executive Producer: Laura Thoel, Line Producer: Jennifer Barrons, Director of Photography: Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, Production Designer: Tom Hartman, Editorial: The Whitehouse, Editor: Matthew Wood, Executive Producer: Sue Dawson, Producer: Joanna Manning, Assistant Editor: James Dierx, Final Mix & Sound Design: 740 Sound Design, Executive Producer: Scott Ganary, Sound Design: Rommel Molina, Mixer: Eric Ryan, Assistant Sound Editor: Jeff Martin.

Editorial Company: Lost Planet Editorial, Sound Design: Machine Head, Audio Mix: Ravenswork, Production Company: Villains, Executive Creative Director: Harvey Marco, Creative Director: Steve Chavez, ACD/Art Director: Dino Spadavecchia, Copywriter: Simon Mainwaring, Executive Producer: Damian Stevens, Producer: Amanda Miller, Director: Philippe Andrc, Director of Photography: Igor Jadue Lillo, Line Producer: Jeff Rohrer, Editor: Paul Martinez, Executive Producer: Betsy Beale, Sound Design: Stephen Dewey, Music: Mutato Muzika, Composer: Mark Mothersbaugh, Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles.

‘The Wave’ was created at DDB Chicago by chief creative officer Bob Scarpelli, group creative director Barry Burdiak, creative director John Hayes, creative director and art director Steve Bougdanos, creative director and copywriter Patrick Knoll, agency producer Kent Smith, and production business manager Patty Phassos. ‘The Wave’ was shot by Plaza Films director Paul Middleditch via HSI Productions, New York with director of photography Ross Emery, executive producer Ellen Jacobson-Clarke, producer Tim Kerrison. Editor was Hal Honigsberg at Chrome Editorial, Los Angeles. Colorist was Mike Pethel at Company 3. Music was composed by Jonathan Elias at Elias Arts, Los Angeles. Audio Mixer was Loren Silber at Lime Studios, Los Angeles. Sound was designed by Brian Chapman at Beacon Street.

Gatorade “Better Than Water”, TVC :30, Agency: Element 79 Partners, Director: Radish, Production: Go Films. The whole humans-made-of-CG-water thing is always a dicey brief but Method defies the tide to create the drippy doppelgangers of soccer stars Ronaldhino, Alessandro Nesta, Roberto Carlos and Ryan Giggs. Each of these men was available for only six hours during the shoot in Madrid and all on separate days. Extensive pre-vis and two months of planning helped deal with the logistical problem of cramming rehearsals, filming, motion capture and cyber scans into those precious hours. For Element 79 Partners Producer: Nicky Furno. AD: Chris Bohrer. Copy: Jeffrey Gamble. CD: Joe Burke. For Go Films EP: Gary Rose. Producer: Caroline Kousidonis. DP: Tommy Wildner. For The White House Editor: Marc Langley. For Company 3 Colorist: Tim Masick. Ad Agency: Element 79 Partners.

Agency: Modernista!, Executive Creative Director: Lance Jensen, Executive Creative Director: Gary Koepke, Art Director: Philip Bonnery, Copywriter: Alex Flint, Agency Executive Producer: Charles Wolford, Senior Agency Producer: Eric Voegele, Director: Noam Murro, Director of Photography: Toby Irwin, Editor: Avi Oron, Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks, Sound Design: Stimmung.

'Ice Age' 20th Century Fox, Director: Chris Wedge, Co-Director: Carlos Saldanha, Produced by Lori Forte, Michael J. Wilson Michael Berg, Peter Ackerman, Story by Michael J. Wilson, Starring Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Music by David Newman, Editing by John Carnochan, Studio Blue Sky Studios, Distributed by 20th Century Fox, Budget $59 million, Box office $383,257,136. The film was nominated an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Spirited Away

Directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon, Produced by Aron Warner, John H. Williams, David Lipman, Screenplay by Andrew Adamson, Joe Stillman, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Story by Andrew Adamson, William Steig, Based on Characters created by William Steig, Narrated by Rupert Everett, Starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders, Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Editing by Michael Andrews, Sim Evan-Jones, Studio DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images, Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, Budget $150 million, Box office $919,838,758. Shrek 2 holds the record for the highest-grossing animated film at the box office.

Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Produced by Mireille Soria, Written by Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Music by Hans Zimmer, Editing by Clare De Chenu, Mark A. Hester, H. Lee Peterson, Studio DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images, Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, Budget $75 million, Box office $532,680,671. On its opening weekend, the film grossed $47,224,594 with a $11,431 average from 4,131 theaters making it the number 3 movie of that weekend behind Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Produced by Michelle Murdocca, Screenplay by Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel, Story by Todd Durham, Daniel Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Cee Lo Green, Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Editing by Catherine Apple, Studio Sony Pictures Animation, Distributed by Columbia Pictures, Budget $85 million, Box office $346,462,874. It topped the box office with $11 million on Friday, and $42.5 million domestically and $50.6 million worldwide for the weekend, breaking the record for the largest-grossing September opening ever. It is also the highest-grossing debut for Sony Pictures Animation, beating The Smurfs' opening. According to the Sony's president of worldwide distribution, Sony was very satisfied with the film's performance: "Hotel Transylvania is performing beyond anyone's imagination, and the holds are ridiculous. It exceeds expectations in every new market it opens in."

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Greenblatt, Written by Chris Bertolini, Starring Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Michael Pena, Music by Brian Tyler, Cinematography Lukas Ettlin, Editing by Christian Wagner, Studio Relativity Media, Original Film, Distributed by Columbia Pictures.

DirectDirected by Roland Emmerich, Produced by Harald Kloser, Mark Gordon, Larry J. Franco, Written by Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich, Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Music by Harald Kloser, Thomas Wander, Cinematography Dean Semler, Editing by David Brenner, Peter S. Elliott, Studio Centropolis Entertainment, Distributed by Columbia Pictures, Budget $200 million. 2012 earned $166,112,167 in North America and $603,567,306 in other territories for a worldwide total of $769,679,473. Worldwide it is the 45th highest grossing film, the fifth highest-grossing 2009 film and the fifth highest-grossing film distributed by Sony/Columbia, behind Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and Skyfall. It is also the second highest grossing film directed by Emmerich, behind Independence Day. On its worldwide opening weekend it made $230.5 million, marking the fourth-largest opening of 2009 and the fourth-largest for Sony/Columbia.

Directed by James Cameron, Produced by James Cameron, Jon Landau, Written by James Cameron, Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, Dileep Rao, Music by James Horner, Cinematography Mauro Fiore, Editing by James Cameron, John Refoua, Stephen E. Rivkin, Studio: Lightstorm Entertainment/Dune Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners, Distributed by 20th Century Fox. On a worldwide basis, Avatar ranks third behind Gone with the Wind and Titanic, although some reports place it ahead of Titanic.

Directed by Gavin Hood, Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Hugh Jackman, Ralph Winter, John Palermo, Screenplay by David Benioff, Skip Woods, Based on Wolverine by Len Wein, Herb Trimpe, John Romita, Sr., Starring Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds, Music by Harry Gregson-Williams, Cinematography Donald McAlpine, Editing by Nicolas De Toth, Megan Gill, Studio Marvel Entertainment, Donners' Company, Seed Productions/Ingenious Film Partners/Big Screen Productions/Dune Entertainment, Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

Toyota Tundra "Rain" & "Aging" 2 x :30's, Director: Paul Hunter, Director of Photography: Thomas Kloss, Production Company: HSI Productions, Creative Director: Cco Steve Rabosky/Ecd: Harvey Marco/Cd Steve Chavez, Copywriter: Acd Max Godsil, Art Director: Acd Greg Braun, Agency Producer: Margaret Overley, Account Supervisor: Jonathan Fisher, Advertiser's Supervisor: Kim McCullough, Producer: Ron Mohrhoff, Editor: Haines Hall/SpotWelders, Agency: Saatchi LA.

Advertising Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, Creative Director:Ecd: Jamie Barrett, Copywriter: Dan Rollman, Art Director: Steve Yee, Agency Producer: Mj Otto, Account Supervisor: Tenny Pearson/Kaya Haig, Production Company: MJZ Los Angeles, Director: Fredrik Bond, Producer: Executive Producer: David Zander, Executive Producer: Lisa Rich, Lighting Cameraman: Igor Jadue-lillo, Editor: Avi Oron @ Bikini Edit, Production Company: MJZ Los Angeles.

There were several practical, life-size cars created for the shoot, but the rest of the street was empty. We created CG versions to fill in the streets adding traffic and extra on ramps to make an epic nightmare of traffic! The team was 2-3 CG artists and 2 compositors.

Agency: BBDO New York, Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars, Executive Creative Director: Bill Bruce, Director: Brian Donovan, ACD/Art Director: Mike Boulia, Agency Executive Producer: Hyatt Choate, Executive Music Producer: Loren Parkins, Director of Photography: Ben Seresin, Music: Francois Blaignon, Sound Designer: Francois Blaignon, Editor: John Murray.

LA-based Creative Director Jayson Poythress joined Sputnik in 2011. He brings a wealth of experience and an approach to his craft that has been honed by a career of high-profile work on commercial campaigns, major motion pictures, and prime-time television shows. Jayson has also worked extensively in the world of beauty, partnering with agencies on brands that include Olay, Clinique, Almay, Maybelline and L'Oreal. Combining technical rigor with deep design experience and an open creative style, Jayson leads a team of designers and animators in Sputnik's Los Angeles office on projects that include design, animation, 2D and 3D visual effects, color correction, photo-real CG, retouching and art production.

Creative Director & CG Supervisor with over 15 years of visual effects and filmmaking experience in commercials, episodic television, music videos, feature film, and software development. As a creative partner with Sputnik, Bruce continues to focus on directing and working with live-action - a natural extension of his all-encompassing approach to digital production and effects.

As Executive Producer/Head of Production Lenna brings her years of creative and business experience to Sputnik. She has filled this role most recently at Strings&Colors for the last 3 years and previously at Digital Domain, Los Angeles. She was a founding member of the highly innovative animation and visual effects shop Treehouse in New York that was responsible for Lego World's Playhouse. Lenna's unique blend of technical knowledge of the art of visual effects and business acumen gives Sputnik another level of collaborative skills.

As Managing Director, North America for Sputnik, Wilmer is responsible for strategic direction, growth and development of the creative production offering of Sputnik's office in Los Angeles. Wilmer comes to Sputnik from a role as SVP, Director of Integrated Production at VisionMachines, where he led production on Xbox platform and game title work, as well as work across media on brands including HP, The Coca Cola Company, Help Remedies and Annie's food products. Tom has held Executive Producer or Director of Production roles with Cutwater, Rabbit Content, and Publicis & Hal Riney. During his career, Wilmer has worked on brands as diverse as Halo, Nike, Jeep, Xbox Kinect, Ray Ban, Ford, Sprint, Gears of War, Brand Jordan and MTV. His work as a producer has been honored by the AICP, Cannes, One Show, and One Show Entertainment, D&AD, as well as The FWA. Wilmer's experience working with some of the world's most reputable agency creative, content and digital production teams brings a unique perspective on the industry to Sputnik.

We are Visual Effects studio specialized in a design and production of high-end computer animation for the advertising and film industries. Located in Beverly Hills, Ca our studio's services span an entire production process from a concept development through the final delivery. The studio uses an unique production pipeline initially developed at feature film industry which enables our clients to explore the ideas with greatest amount of creative freedom.

Sputnik Studio houses a robust Commercial Creative Finishing Department which is lead by Creative Director Tom Hart and Executive Producer Steven Parker, who ensure Sputnik's high standards of output are maintained. The department features a team of highly skilled artists with a wide range of talents in addition to a dedicated team of producers. Our team is on standby to provide your spots with all manner of online, compositing, re-touching, beauty and versioning work and we offer a fast and flexible turnaround service for all deliveries and timelines.

Sputnik Studio is home to a very talented group of designers who collectively make up Sputnik Design. They specialize in film title sequences, motion graphics for features, commercials and broadcast along with trailers, idents, content graphics and general animation needs.

LA is home to one of the largest and most talented pools of colorists working in post production today. You only need to glance at their recent credit list to appreciate their skill and global standing.

Our VFX work is what we are renowned for. Sputnik's global network of talented artists and VFX producers are on hand to offer you the best in conceptual designs, pre-production advice, on-set supervision right through to delivering award winning content utilizing cutting edge technology and digital delivery formats. Our expert team handles matte painting, look-development, set extension, crowd replication, beauty work, rig removal, natural phenomena, environments, characters, animation, compositing and pretty much anything else you can think of.

Sputnik recognizes the value of artistry behind high-end visual effects work. Throughout our studio, we employ some of the world’s leading concept artists and matte painters – some of whom are often loaned out to feature film productions as lead artists. Skilled in traditional illustration with the latest digital technology at their fingertips, our team handle concepts for characters, vehicles, motion graphics, environments and FX, and can turn their hand to any stylistic approach required.

Our mix of technology includes multiple graphics workstations armed with the latest versions of animation software tools, and a robust computer renderfarm capable of dealing with the most demanding computer animation productions with maximum efficiency.

Our crew members have been creating world-class visual effects for over 15 years. Our artists help to shape some of the most exciting imagery on our screens. Sputnik offers visual effects partnerships that are built on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies. We value the two-way nature of these partnerships, understanding that our clients (and their clients) give us opportunities to improve our craft.
Our passion for quality makes us unique. From the design of simple characters to the creation of sports stadiums filled with thousands of CG 'fans', our supervisors, producers and artists support all stages of your production, from pre-visualisation and conceptual artwork, shoot supervision, 3D, 2D and colour grading through to delivery of the finished project.
Sputnik's artists combine their passion and skill with a wide variety of innovative technologies to exceed expectations, whatever the brief.

We believe the best advertising isn't advertising. It's compelling content. It's stories that connect emotionally. It's experiences that people talk about and want to engage with. It's ideas that are provocative, that change people's minds and influence culture.
We are a team of creatives, technologists, designers, developers, content directors, information architects and VFX artists, working together to make our clients businesses more successful.

Agency: BBDO New York, Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars, Executive Creative Director: Bill Bruce, Director: Brian Donovan, ACD/Art Director: Mike Boulia, Agency Executive Producer: Hyatt Choate, Executive Music Producer: Loren Parkins, Director of Photography: Ben Seresin, Music: Francois Blaignon, Sound Designer: Francois Blaignon, Editor: John Murray.

Agency: Y&R CHICAGO, Executive Creative Director: Brian Emrich, Creative Director: Mark Figliulo/Nancy Hannon, Copywriter: Pete Figel/Ryan Ebner, Art Director: Isabela Ferreira/Mark Figliulo, Agency Producer: Matt Bijarchi, Account Supervisor: Kim Mohan, Director: Rupert Sanders, Producer: Ep: David Zander Ep: Lisa Rich, Lighting Cameraman: Chris Soos, Editor: Neil Smith.

Agency: Modernista!, Creative Director: Gary Koepke/Lance Jensen, Copywriter: Lance Jensen, Art Director: GARY KOEPKE, Agency Producer: Charles Wolford, Director: Daniel Askill, Producer: Frank Scherma/Donna Portaro, Lighting Cameraman: Toby Irwin, Editor: Angus Wall.

Visual development and exploration starts in our Design Studio. Our expertise includes motion graphics, character development, typography, illustration, game art and programme-generated visuals. Designers work on rapid, lightweight software to invent reference looks, style frames, motion, textures and concept art.
Depending on the nature of the work, a project may be executed entirely in the Design Studio or it can expand across a fuller range of Sputnik's sophisticated pipeline, which includes network and desktop solutions in 2D, 3D, motion graphics and editorial.

Colour Grading at Sputnik ensures consistent brand quality and protects the integrity of the 'look' of a campaign. This craft takes dedicated apprenticeship before mastery and we're proud to have cultivated some of the best talent in the industry. Our colourists are responsible for many of the defining looks of the past twenty years and their ability to combine creativity and technical ability will ensure a memorable visual context for your brand.

At Sputnik we recognise that advertisers are under constant pressure to make sure that their production approaches are streamlined, efficient and consistent, and that they effectively balance creative considerations with financial factors. We pride ourselves on being the best possible production partner to meet that challenge.
We offer agencies guaranteed access to a dedicated team of producers and artists, who can develop a thorough understanding of the creative and production dynamics in each production and help make sure that over the long term, creative ambitions are met and developed, brand assets are safeguarded, and production values are protected.
Sputnik gives clients easy access to the full range of our expertise in vfx, post-production, versioning & adaptation, design, content direction, digital creative and production, experiential, print, subtitling and digital asset management.

Sputnik's television and film work combines creative excellence with technical innovation to create high-end visual effects for both broadcast and film. We have collaborated on feature film projects as diverse as: 'Avatar' and 'X-Men Origins Wolverine' for 20th Century Fox, 'Battle: LA' for Sony Pictures, '2012' for Columbia Pictures/Centropolis Entertainment and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for Disney.
The team's film VFX work includes 'The Book of Eli', 'The A-Team', 'Knight and Day', 'Jonah Hex', 'Skyline', 'Gulliver's Travels' and 'Underworld: Awakening'. The members of our crew have polished their skills while working for years on a animation projects like: 'Shrek2' (Academy Award for Best Animated feature), 'Ice Age' (Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature), 'Madagascar' and 'Hotel Transylvania.'

Sputnik's television and film work combines creative excellence with technical innovation to create high-end visual effects for both broadcast and film. We have collaborated on feature film projects as diverse as: 'Avatar' and 'X-Men Origins Wolverine' for 20th Century Fox, 'Battle: LA' for Sony Pictures, '2012' for Columbia Pictures/Centropolis Entertainment and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for Disney.
The team's film VFX work includes 'The Book of Eli', 'The A-Team', 'Knight and Day', 'Jonah Hex', 'Skyline', 'Gulliver's Travels' and 'Underworld: Awakening'. The members of our crew have polished their skills while working for years on a animation projects like: 'Shrek2' (Academy Award for Best Animated feature), 'Ice Age' (Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature), 'Madagascar' and 'Hotel Transylvania.'

Combining technological innovation with unparalleled talent and resources, we offer agencies and marketing teams the full range of Sputnik's VFX solutions - from live-action production to full CG. Bringing Sputnik's heritage of filmic craft to bear, we produce outstanding CGI content, cinematics, trailers and commercial spots, working in creative partnership with our clients from concept to launch, ensuring a marked difference between the offerings of our clients and that of their peers.

Creative Director: Jamie Barrett, Copywriter: Dan Rollman, Art Director: Steve Yee, Agency Producer: Mj Otto, Account Supervisor: Tenny Pearson/Kaya Haig, Director: Fredrik Bond, Producer: Ep: David Zander Ep: Lisa Rich, Lighting Cameraman: Igor Jadue-Lillo, Editor: Avi Oron.

There were several practical, life-size cars created for the shoot, but the rest of the street was empty. We created CG versions to fill in the streets adding traffic and extra on ramps to make an epic nightmare of traffic! The team was 2-3 CG artists and 2 compositors.

LA-based Creative Director Jayson Poythress joined Sputnik in 2011. He brings a wealth of experience and an approach to his craft that has been honed by a career of high-profile work on commercial campaigns, major motion pictures, and prime-time television shows. Jayson has also worked extensively in the world of beauty, partnering with agencies on brands that include Olay, Clinique, Almay, Maybelline and L'Oreal. Combining technical rigor with deep design experience and an open creative style, Jayson leads a team of designers and animators in Sputnik's Los Angeles office on projects that include design, animation, 2D and 3D visual effects, color correction, photo-real CG, retouching and art production.

Creative Director & CG Supervisor with over 15 years of visual effects and filmmaking experience in commercials, episodic television, music videos, feature film, and software development. As a creative partner with Sputnik, Bruce continues to focus on directing and working with live-action - a natural extension of his all-encompassing approach to digital production and effects.

As Executive Producer/Head of Production Lenna brings her years of creative and business experience to Sputnik. She has filled this role most recently at Strings&Colors for the last 3 years and previously at Digital Domain, Los Angeles. She was a founding member of the highly innovative animation and visual effects shop Treehouse in New York that was responsible for Lego World's Playhouse. Lenna's unique blend of technical knowledge of the art of visual effects and business acumen gives Sputnik another level of collaborative skills.

As Managing Director, North America for Sputnik, Wilmer is responsible for strategic direction, growth and development of the creative production offering of Sputnik's office in Los Angeles. Wilmer comes to Sputnik from a role as SVP, Director of Integrated Production at VisionMachines, where he led production on Xbox platform and game title work, as well as work across media on brands including HP, The Coca Cola Company, Help Remedies and Annie's food products. Tom has held Executive Producer or Director of Production roles with Cutwater, Rabbit Content, and Publicis & Hal Riney. During his career, Wilmer has worked on brands as diverse as Halo, Nike, Jeep, Xbox Kinect, Ray Ban, Ford, Sprint, Gears of War, Brand Jordan and MTV. His work as a producer has been honored by the AICP, Cannes, One Show, and One Show Entertainment, D&AD, as well as The FWA. Wilmer's experience working with some of the world's most reputable agency creative, content and digital production teams brings a unique perspective on the industry to Sputnik.