Creative content and branding company Gravity named Roy Eventov as creative director for its Digital Group. In his new position Eventov will provide creative direction digital clients. He joins Gravity from MRM Worldwide. The announcement was made today by Shemi Levi, Gravity’s chief digital officer. “During the course of the last 10 years, Roy has been running teams of high-end designers, 3D artists, animators, motion graphics artists and editors for a diverse range of major clients and high profile projects,” said Gravity CEO Zviah Eldar. “He sees the web from a user’s perspective, and is proficient working out of his comfort level.” Gravity has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Tel Aviv.
Encore, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, hired Armen Kevorkian for its growing visual effects department. Kevorkian will be working as an in-house vfx supervisor. Earlier – as a client – he collaborated with the members of Encore’s vfx team several times, most recently on the pilot for “Unforgettable,” which was picked up by CBS for the fall season and will continue to utilize Encore as its vfx vendor. “Armen has extensive experience in all aspects of the vfx workflow,” said Bill Romeo, senior veep of TV for Deluxe in Los Angeles. “He understands vfx creation from conception to on-set supervision to overseeing teams of animators and compositors. And as a former VFX supervisor on the production side, he has a unique sense of the client’s needs on a show.” Previously, Kevorkian served as vfx supervisor for four seasons of “The Ghost Whisperer” and on a number of other series and made-for-TV movies including “Studio 60,” “Brothers and Sisters,” SyFy Channel thriller “Mammoth” and ABC’s “Invasion.”
Production shingle Mothership has named Scott Gemmell head of production. With a background in live action, motion graphics, animation, vfx, online media and creative branding, Gemmell will oversee day-to-day production of commercial projects flowing through the company. He was formerly head of production at Motion Theory and has spent over 12 years in commercial production on projects for AT&T, Audi, Budweiser, EA Sports, Nike and Sony – among other companies. “Scott is an excellent leader with experience in shaping and developing directors’ careers to help take them to the next level,” said Ed Ulbrich, Mothership president and exec veep of sister company Digital Domain Productions.
Film and video integration firm Advanced Systems Group added Morgan Siegel to its sales team. She is focused on providing software solutions for ASG clients, specifically Autodesk 3D content creation and creative finishing products.
LipSync Post appointed Connan McStay as senior editor and compositor. He joins LipSync after six years at Molinare and brings over 18 years of experience in DI editing, compositing, grading, online and offline editing and vfx supervision, for both film and television. McStay was DI Editor on “The King’s Speech,” among other projects.