Film and commercial VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert launch creative studio GIRL OVERBOARD.
Cilliers has a history of creating cinematic images for such films as “Star Trek,” “TRON: Legacy,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” and commercials including campaigns for Apple, Squarespace’s recent Super Bowl spot, “A Better Web Awaits,” and Nike’s “Risk Everything.”
Gilbert and Gibbs are longtime collaborators, having worked together for seven years on numerous music videos and award-winning commercial campaigns for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Levis and Pepsi.
“Ben and Jan are an incredibly talented team, says Gilbert. “Utilizing new technology, they have developed a creative workflow that allows us to be nimble and efficient, particularly on commercial projects, where you need a high level of artistry accomplished in a short period of time.”
About GIRL OVERBOARD:
Launched in 2014, Venice, CA-based GIRL OVERBOARD is led by VFX Supervisor Ben Gibbs, VFX Supervisor/Lead Flame Artist Jan Cilliers and Executive Producer Celest Gilbert. Collaboration is in the company DNA, where creative intelligence is applied through filmmakers’ sensibility. The partners have worked across a broad range of award-winning films, commercials, and have experience from 2nd unit direction through photo-real compositing and final color grading.